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Black, White And Grey

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Tell me life is black and white
That there's a wrong and there's a right
Where good men never rot in graves
And villains always change their ways

Show me that there is some cause
Some just material from cosmic laws
Descending from determined hands
That there really was a master plan
So I tie my mouth around a stone
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 April 2021
True fascinating read, a thought-provoking poem, but aptly worded. Thank you for sharing this scintillating poem. To my favourites and 5 Stars full
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Graham Thompson 08 February 2019
So true! I wrote you a mail on this poem.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 January 2019
I still believe that love gives joy and happiness. We may derive pains from it but still love is the foundation of life. That in order to have a peaceful society there must be cognition of what is right and wrong and that wrong must be abhorred. A great poem brilliantly penned.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 January 2019
The penultimate stanza wherein the great Poet stressed that the spring is shorter denotes poignancy.. Spring symbolizes rebirth or life. The last stanza is a conclusion of the author that life is not governed by fate and that love is pain itself.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 January 2019
A powerful, poignant and thought provoking write. The two opening stanzas speak of conscience and faith. Conscience dictates what is right and wrong. And faith dwells from that determined hands from God. Stanzas 3,4,5 and 6 convey thoughts and circumstances that the great Poet ascertains that life is full of lies.
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 October 2016
Ways of life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Valsa George 09 March 2015
Once you thought life was black and white..... one of sorrow and joy staying distinct. But now you see life as grey..... Grey is the right mix of black and white! This I think is the right perception of life....where you experience that in joy there is pain and in pain there is joy! Very philosophical poem!
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Diane Hine 15 June 2014
It doesn't get any easier and it doesn't get any harder; now that's something to look forward to (or maybe not) .
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Walterrean Salley 05 June 2012
Hi Kevin. And thanks for the invitation that you have extended here. Tell me life is black and white That there's a wrong and there's a right I do believe that life is black and white. And there is wrong and right. One has but, daily, to look about. And you don’t have to look that far, or hard. Show me that there is some cause Some just material from cosmic laws Descending from determined hands That there really was a master plan There is no secret grand design Accept the one you live behind I believe there is a Master plan because there is toooo much order in design for things to just haphazardly fall into place. For example, if you dropped twenty pennies on the floor, how many of them would form a neat little row? How do you explain the sun keeping its distance. Or galactic order. The stars in their orbits. The moon rotating on its own axis. There is just too much evidence of order and purpose in universal design to not know that it was purposely planned. And this along with human perception gives us a good idea of what’s going on; there must be a Creator. Kevin, this, your poem, is good for evoking meaningful discussion, it's been fun. And thanks again for the opportunity to share.
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This is gud and an honest rhyme straight from the heart. I like the issues raised here, life and luv is not white and black....they are a little bit grey. Though i believe that luv is pain...and that it ends in pain too, i dont think it do begin with pain or else many will not be decieved and fall. Nice write up...keep it up.
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