The Grey Thief

The grey thief has come again today

The grey thief takes from what little light we have

The grey thief removes the shadows from the earth

The grey thief washes the light from the trees

The grey thief removes the brightness from the snow

The grey thief takes without thought

The grey thief takes without compassion

The grey thief blows in with no sense of the longing that has been created

Our bodies crave the light

Our bodies crave the color

Our bodies crave the brightness of the world

Our hearts try to shield us from the grey

Our hearts try to see the light

Our hearts try to see the color

Our eyes want to swim in the beauty of color

Our eyes want the tickling of the shadow at the corner of our eyes

Our eyes want to embrace the shifting light through the trees

But the grey is all encompassing

Gripping our hearts with solemnness

Pulling us into it and trying to embrace us

Pushing any thoughts of sunshine and light away

It is not evil, it knows no better

The grey thief has come again today

Copyright Don MacLeod

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