Five Shades of Grey (Revised)

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge for the monthly Colour Challenge, and for February the colour is Grey! (gray)… If you wish to join in the fun, go over and visit the Weekly Prompt’s site, by clicking >> Here

Today, I’ve attached two photos of our friendly grey marsupials, the Kangaroo’s and Koala’s. I’m afraid most of our marsupials have suffered massive losses during the horrendous bushfires this summer…..but I’m happy to report that most of the fire affected areas, have received significant amounts of rain today……and so my revised poem “Five Shades of Grey” is suitably appropriate for today’s welcome weather conditions…..


Five Shades of Grey


Daylight turns into night

Ravens scatter in mid-flight

Dark clouds overlay

Into five shades of grey

Thor’s hammer roars

His spark of fire, soars

Fiercely a flaming bolt strike’s

Piercing frightened psyches



Ivor Steven (c)Β  Jan 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

13 thoughts on “Five Shades of Grey (Revised)”

      1. Thank you Sue, it’s definitely eased the situation, and it’ll give the fire-fighters some much needed respite. πŸ’™πŸŒβ˜οΈ


  1. Poignant, timely poem! Well-expressed!
    I just sit and cry when I think about all of the animals that suffered, died, have a painful recovery period to go through. 😦
    Continued prayers for the rain! Rain only comes from the grey…so, YAY, grey day!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…I love that song!

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      1. It’s so cool on YouTube how we can listen to music from all over the world! πŸ™‚
        Thank you for sharing this song! Perfect song for a cold night.
        And it’s wonderful how the grey days help us appreciate the yellow, blue, green, and other color days. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yeah… the different colours of life, are reflected in the different sounds of music…… we listen too….
        I’m writing a poem at the moment, that’s slowly coming together…. and I’ve chosen another great classic song from ‘Lake of Tears’…. anyhow here’s the Video/song, quite a dramatic song, and my poem’s heading that way…….

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