A ‘Garland’ Shadorma
shades of gray blur the world entire; even once stark outlines become fuzzier each day; everything is one what constructs separate people that one can't unravel with open-minded, earnest receptivity? surrounded daily by others, observe them; see yourself in their struggles and triumphs; wisdom in caring biases simplify our lives; reflecting honestly upon inner processes causes discomfort young children demand to be heard; over time, we learn to listen; words sound different; empathy evolves you and I, we're no different; all of us love and dream; humanity transcends worlds; we all want the same shades of gray separate people; observe them honestly; listen; words sound different; we all want the same
The ‘Garland’ Shadorma was created by Sylvia Cognac, modeled after the ‘Garland’ Cinquain. Essentially, it is a Shadorma series of seven stanzas, with the seventh and final stanza being composed of lines from all six previous stanzas.
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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36 thoughts on “Stark outlines, or: Shades of gray”
“listen; words sound different;
we all want the same”
YES! What an important message.
💙🙏🏻 Bridgette 🙏🏻💙 ~ exactly
I really love the message of your poem.
💟 🙏🏻 Ali 🙏🏻 💟 ~ thanks so much
Lovely thoughtful poem, David ❤ I particularly enjoyed the 6th stanza 🙂
💘 🙏🏻 Sunra 🙏🏻 💘 ~ thanks!
Yes David, absolutely — the world today is made up of so many seeking black or white… but life is lived in shades of grey. 🙂✌🏼🏼
🖤🙏🏻 Rob 🙏🏻🖤 ~ exactly so