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My shade of gray
I've been slacking lately
not in the mood, not myself.
Kind of a lazy, not yet lively
enough to feel alright:
A figurine on a museum shelf.
Some days come with excitement.
Some days fit like brand new shoes.
Sometimes I feel the need
to cry-out a lament -- listening for boos,
or whomsoever would hear my plead.
I have moments that are whimsical,
and could be thought sort of crazy.
Those are days of hopeful miracles,
that leave me likeable as a Spring daisy,
or cheerful as a big red rose that glows.
What makes my mood shift drastically?
Sometimes twice a day and then goes away.
Leaving me not wanting to be socially
inclined, wasting away with nothing to say;
never caring at all about my shade of gray.
In those moments I find myself a place to nap,
to read a book. to wonder where I'm at today.
Sleep doesn't usually come; that is always crap.
So I lay there with a thousand-mile-stare
watching the sun, or gray skies, lazily change my day.
Always I find time to spend with you.
no matter my feelings given red, white, and blue.
Not a clue what I should do, as your love is so true,
that it staggers all my emotions bringing on the night,
an bringing on all my dreams of you.
Submitted on October 09, 2013
Modified on March 05, 2023
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|Scheme||ABACB XDEDE XAXAX AFAFF GFGXF HHHCH|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5|
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