Shake the Foundations


Shake the foundations of who you have become.

Was it all a matter of your choosing?

Is all that makes up who you are truly you?

Maybe another is inside you trying to escape.


Are you this person because you were programmed?

Can what you see within yourself rise to new heights?

Do you allow yourself room to meliorate?

You will never know until you shake the foundations.


Shake the foundations of those in power.

How did they achieve such a lofty stature?

Are they a malefactor of their position?

Perhaps they deceive through a false facade.


Should such potency be snatched away?

Could the time have come to topple their reign?

Have you made yourself aware of their character?

You will never know until you shake the foundations.


Shake the foundations of all that you see.

Do you see reality or find yourself deluded?

Is scene after scene an enormous ruse?

Perchance the ruse succeeds due to lack of knowledge.


You may only bring reality to light through discovery.

Question all within your sight through eyes of skepticism.

Instruct yourself in all things as you seek truth.

You will never know until you shake the foundations.

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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on August 14, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Hi John, your way of writing made me curious to travel deep into your first folders, and glad that I found this 🙂 Thank you for sharing, this is a very very good way in exploring the differences between Destiny and Fate. I love it, thank you

  2. Reblogged this on just another daily contemplation and commented:
    Destiny and Fate are the two sides that actually “not so familiar with each other”. Read about it more in this simply, nice & intriguing writing from John White 🙂

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