~ The Infinite “Shades” of Gray ~

The world may not always be blacks and whites.

And it is in the grays

Where one discovers

One’s “values”.

Tones, tints and shades,

The way the light


Or fades,

And the darkness

Adds dimension,


The eternal war

Of concretes or abstracts.

Nebulous images,

The gray refracts

Both sides,

Twists them into

Convincing illusions,

To either follow one

Or the other,

Or Wait.

It’s the grays

Which define the edges

Of “values”

Both light and dark.

We all walk those lines,

At times.

But those who linger,

Living always

In the grays,

Never choosing a side,

Staying indecisive,

Those without the courage

Of any convictions,

Without belief

In strong “values”…


Will fade into oblivion

And be forever lost

To Fate.

Those are the real


The true infinite “shades” of gray.

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2007


About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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