~ The Infinite Shades of Gray ~

((This is a re-post of a poem I wrote a long time ago. I don’t normally do re-posts (I usually just post them, set them free and move on), but I thought that some of my newer readers might be able to appreciate it.))

image borrowed from tbn3.gstatic.com

Posted on August 10, 2010


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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6 Responses to ~ The Infinite Shades of Gray ~

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    well I for one am glad you reposted or I would have missed it

    • dragonkatet says:

      🙂 Thank you, my friend. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Also, will be sending your package off this week. Not sure how long it will take to get to you, but know you will enjoy what’s inside. 😉

  2. Glad to see this one re-posted! It is worth reading it more than once!

    The gray refracts
    Both sides,
    Twists them into
    Convincing illusions,
    To either follow one
    Or the other,
    Or Wait….
    my favorite part! How wise!

  3. Jamie Dedes says:

    True. Wonderful. Glad you reblogged it. I can just see those ghosts now too and ditto our dear Blaga.

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