Taking the Low Road

Taking the high road,

Does well to placate,

Calms those around me,

Prevents arguments,

Can maintain the peace,

And promote goodwill.

This is not the time,

To placate or calm,

Prevent arguments,

Maintain a false peace,

Or promote goodwill.

Now the truth must be,

Told and told plainly,

So in this case I’m,

Taking the low road.



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 February 27, 2015, in John White and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Truth is not for everyone,there are only a few who can stand tall, I believe you are the one John,and if necessary I will stand next to you,soldier on my comrade

  2. Really good, Can i reblog it?

  3. Thank you. Yes, I would be happy to have you reblog.

  4. Shepard of Peace

    Reblogged this on Shepard of Peace.

  5. Truth hurt as much as the lies. Truth are only for those who has a heart of steel.
    Love this!

  6. This post really expresses how I feel – most of the time. It’s why I blog. It’s why only few of my friends and family bother to read what I do there. Speaking truth to power is a lonely task, but the state of things globally brings out “Jeremiah.” If I didn’t have the balance of more positive activities I would go mad. I may, still. Thanks for following my blog.

    • It can be difficult to balance things especially for anyone who likes to be alone some or even most of the time. I know that feeling very well. It’s great to meet you!

  7. Winnie Nantongo

    Reblogged this on WINNIE NANTONGO'S BLOG.

  8. Enjoying your poetry this morning.

  9. taking the low road, facing the hardcore reality

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