Monochrome to Bursting

The world lost its color today
The pixels drained from my face
My vibrancy was sucked out

I tried to find a red flag but
Got stuck in a jam at the traffic lights
Auto pilot on and slow-mo button pressed

People screamed in silence
twisted and in wrecks
I just sat there
watching the grey clouds roll in slow
Grey on grey
Fuzzy kind of stuff, pulling itself
Apart like a cushin stuffing fluff

I looked at the sun
And even that didn't seem so bright
In the lightest shade of grey not white.
It wasn't blinding it wasn't warm
It was just a light being covered by the
Lazy storm.

I observed the slowly flashing light grey
Dark grey sequential lights more noticing
Them than grabbing my attention
The swinging bulbs rotation kept me
There staring for a while till the guernsey
Rolled up and the doors swung shut.

And I got up out of the drivers seat
And walked clear through the windscreen
Walking slowly through the bonnet
Feeling dizzy tickled by its steam

I just kept on walking I just kept on going home thinking
You'll be there it's just a crazy nightmare so
I started to run as fast as I could never stopping at all
And when I got there I was so relieved to see you home
I thought you had died in the fire when I got that call

Hugging me tightly I knew It was a horrible daydream
And you gently lifted up my chin and kissed me meaningfully
And when we stopped you looked me with pale grey eyes
"I did, so glad you could come" and grabbed my hand
And a whole new world opened up and we faced it together
And watched together walking through as the colors burst!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is based on a true story about a couple who died the same day, she crashed her car on the way to see him after she got the news he died in a car crash explosion.

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you think of being reunited

you think of being reunited with loved ones after death ,We can only imagine if we do so ... Great Write enjoyed the piece...

you laugh at me because I am differant, I laugh at you because You are all the same ...(KoRn) J.D......

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Some of us hear these stories from un understood places from unknown faces :) if you read some more of my poetry, you might catch one that hints at what I'm getting at ;)

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

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