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One Gray Day

On a gray day, in a gray building,
At a gray desk no one sees,
Sat a gray suit,
A gray Office Recruit,
Sorting paper and adding up fees.

He stared forlorn at a pot on the desk,
In it, a plant’s gray remains.
He recalled greens and reds,
But now it was dead,
Long relieved of its colourful mane.

He cried a gray tear and mourned his gray life,
His hope could not survive.
He craved one splash of colour,
The love of another,
Whatever could bring him alive.

And then down the hall, through the silent gray rooms,
A strange music began a-chanting
What a wonderful chord!
He was no longer bored,
And soon, his body was dancing.

Down the gray hall, out into the street
Such joy, a wonderful show!
He just wanted to move,
He climbed onto the roof,
And cried out to the people below:

“I’ll sing and dance and fly like a bird!
I’ll lead a gray life no longer!
I will find colour,
The love of another,
We’ve been living whilst dead, and it’s wrong… Er–“

What no one had said, and had gone poorly signed,
Was the roof he was on was unstable.
A crack and a groan,
He let out a small moan,
And he heard the snap of a cable.

He straightened his gaze and steadied his stance.
Next, no one’s sure what occurred.
But in that split second,
The onlookers reckoned,
For one moment, he flew like a bird.

So the world closed over where once he had been,
And the memory of him did fade.
They went back to the gray,
And the dull, cloned weekday,
And forgot the brave stand once made.

But on a gray day, in a gray building,
On a gray desk no one knows,
In a single sunray,
Reaching up through the gray,
A tiny red bloom now grows.

One Gray Day

Rebekah  Anderson

Joined November 2008

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