Do you see the world in just black and white
All that’s within must be dark and/or light
A place where just good and evil reside
Is that what you see, oh child of mine

Or can you now see where black and white meet
That nothing in life is ever concrete
Do you now see times between night and day
Is your world covered in new shades of gray

And yet I will say, naïve you are still
To paint the true world, three colors can’t fill
For the world has more than gray, white, and black
To use just those three, your painting would lack

The world that you drew couldn’t be duller
The world isn’t gray, its full of colors

June 2011