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Poem - My World in Black and White

I like cloudy days. I prefer demure colors in clothing. I also indulge in black and white treatments of my color photos. The former may speak to mental struggles. The latter is an interesting study in seeing other aspects of a picture. Hopefully I live life somewhere in between. The poem “My World of Black and White” is about my relationship with the bi-polar tones, and those things that lay in the middle.

My World of Black and White
Poem for Day 070 – 20150311

I like seeing the world
in black and white.
This is how I like to view
the expanse of humanity.

Don't believe I see only two sides,
absence and presence of something.
Life is too diverse you see
for such a diametric view.

Colors dazzle me too much,
distract us from life in between.
People argue about the shade
when lava and ruby are still red.

The gray tones suit my mood.
Some would say I am too dark.
Instead I like to fully see life
not being blinded by the hues.

I focus on what's really there,
not the surface colors
Contrast makes a difference when
the world begins to blend.

Important things come to life,
shape and function promoted,
as the important pushes forth
and the lesser retreats back.

So stand out my friend.
Be distinct in difference
when you express yourself
in my world of black and white

© 2015. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved
Tags: black and white, depression, poem, poetry, struggle

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