No Grey Area

This thought provoking, reflective poem was written by Martin Silvester … 

No Grey Area

Will anyone remember, all the things that I have done,
Will anyone remember, when my life finishes it’s run.
My growing up, my learning curves, my ups and downs in life,
My happy times, my sad times and the years shared with my wife.

Will anyone remember, or will memories just fade,
Did my being here have meaning? What difference have I made?
I know I’ve cried a lot of tears and I know I’ve laughed a lot,
I know I’ve made a few mistakes, perhaps sometimes, lost the plot.

But always I’ve just carried on, trying to do my best,
And I’ve always carried a lot of love, deep within my breast.
I’ve always had to work hard, to earn my daily bread,
But it was always worth the effort, to keep my family fed.

I’m not a clever person, I did not do well at school,
And to cover up my lack of brain, I’d sometimes act the fool,
I have met a lot of people, in my wanderings so far,
Never had a lot of money, never driven a new car.

Cruel words sometimes have hurt me, made me question things I’ve done,
And problems that I’ve had to face, have sometimes weighed a ton.
I have given people my advice, but can someone tell me why…
I can’t seem to take my own advice, although I really try.

I sometimes wish that I could change and just go with the flow,
Not try to get things done today, but save it for tomorrow.
For me there is no grey area, just a simple black or white,
Wrong is always wrong to me and right is always right.

No perhaps or maybe, I don’t like leaving things on hold,
Sometimes..less is more, apparently, or so I have been told.
So perhaps I ought to change my ways, keep calm, not rush and tear,
I might find my life more peaceful, if I’m not rushing..here and there.

© Martin Silvester 5/5/2015.

You may also be interested in reading his first book of poems called Last Apple on The Tree

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Martin Silvester

Not a lot to tell...just an ordinary man...always loved writing but never had the time until now...hope I've got a few years left to write about the million things I would like to get down on paper be it in poetry form or just plain old story telling. Just in case anyone would like me to come along to their group and read a few of my poems live..I would be happy to do so within the confines of Kent or Sussex...I would just need to cover my petrol costs...plus a cup of tea and a biscuit . Just email [email protected] To answer some of your questions= ex-army..ex -jackeroo...ex-builder..ex-quite a few other things..still rocking...married...2 + 3 children...7 grandchildren...retired...love custard creams. I have now published my first collection of poems which are now available on Amazon under the title of..LAST APPLE ON THE TREE. The book consists of twenty seven poems covering a wide range of topics and emotions. My second book has just been published and is called A BREEZE IN THE WILLOWS, also available on Amazon. I hope that everyone will get as much enjoyment reading them, as I did writing them.

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