In the Dark

Sitting in the dark,

will do little good,

either literally,

or metaphorically.

In a dark room,

the eyes struggle,

there is no visual,


In a darkened mind,

the mind’s eye struggles,

there is no learning,



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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 April 24, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Good one John,darkness is what most of us hold on to even when we know not to
    Thank you John

  2. januaryholistic

    Reblogged this on poetry by january fang and commented:
    True that, doubleupoet.

  3. After the madness and rush of daily life, a dark room and solitude is a balm for the soul

  4. Perfect, thank you for posting! Michelle

  5. Darkness is the onliest place illumination is appreciated.
    Welldone John

  6. adityasudershan

    Reblogged this on THE BIG IMAGINATION and commented:
    Nicely written πŸ™‚

  7. I would say literally sitting in a dark room is a good think IF you have developed experience for what it is you’re going to talk about as it allows you to focus on things without distraction. As a metaphor, spending your whole life in the dark means you would have no sensory input and therefore have nothing worthwhile to say.

    • Absolutely! Physically sitting in the dark can heighten the senses but living in mental darkness will dull all the senses not to mention it will shave quite a few points off the IQ score. πŸ™‚

  8. Reblogged this on MV Blake and commented:
    Awesome and thought provoking.

  9. Love the structure and phrasing, but slightly disagree with the content. We need the quiet of darkness and some loneliness to grow, it’s not necessarily a place to hide. We need balance of everything in our lives. Beautiful poem, though, really.

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