When the colors of the world run away, life turns to shades of gray. Overcast skies and droplets of rain transform endless days into restless nights. The lonely work, while the loved bask in the radiance of friends. As the walls close in, the air becomes thin. Gasps and choking cries fall on deaf ears. From behind tear stained eyes we watch as our failures play out for all to see. Forgiveness is our plea, but the jury sits with biased minds. The colors of the world are drained by our choices. We sit in a gray world full of doubt, hoping that one day someone can give our world color once more.