A million shades of neither white nor grey

The time of life; it clearly signifies

As waves arrive the awaiting shore

Our time of life arrives at its end

The agony of death black portrays

Pain and sorrow, gnash and anguish

Replica of the end of a journey

Long or short, it barely tells

The ungrateful man still murmurs


Here is your sting

That got me at last

Unwilling to accept defeat

I swallow my tears alongside fears

I will not wear black because you force me

Nay! I will wear white to shame you

Purity and joy

Even in sadness and fear

Shame unto thee,

Oh black!

For thou thinkest above thy peers

But love of my fellowman; thy victory must have

My bosom friend has thou stolen

Yet, against my will

Will I wear black for you.


About PenAStory

PenAStory is a group of young individuals with a passion for literature who have decided to come together to write under one platform. We seek to educate, inform as well as entertain our readers. Also, because we are targeting young literature lovers, we would like to touch on other interests of their lives hence the relationship category and because we all need a bit of motivation in our lives, we decided inspiration won't be so bad
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