rinse the world from your shoulders

loosen the weight from your neck

bring yourself up from sinking


be who you are meant to be

or just be – just simply be


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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 May 13, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. I can feel you shaking me to wake up,love it John

  2. On my drive home from a surprise visit with a friend, stopping for a drive through a new cemetery I passed when I took a different direction home. Song after song came on the radio preaching my message, lighting up my spirit, and enflaming my soul. And finally as I approached my house this song came on. The lyrics instantly drew me in.

    After listening a solid three times I open my WordPress to find your wonderful poem. I sincerely enjoy coincidences/lessons of the universe and so often your work is insanely synced with my life adding endless mystery and excitement when it happens. And I love it! Thank you for knowing how to be you.

    • Thanks again! It’s possible that two people could be experiencing similar rhythms in their lives or similar events. Either way, I’m glad to know that this spoke to you. 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on Dashboard of Thoughts and commented:
    Be normal or be awesome!

  4. Be normal or be AWESOME!
    Keep on sleeping or WAKE UP!

    as always beautifully written.

    Thanks for inspiring us John

  5. A simple and beautiful poem. It sounds very… relaxing. It feels like taking a deep breath.

  6. How simply said!
    Reblogged this on anutoolika.

  7. Reblogged this on Anutoolika and commented:
    So well said !

  8. Lovely stuff, John! It’s morning here in India and to see this before we head off to work, is enlivening!

  9. UpChuckingwords

    Love this!

  10. Loved it! How simple and deep!

  11. I like it but I would end by saying be something, or be something more, or be something more than what you were before, but, buy all means, be different.

  12. I have everything within me, the mindset, the vision I see of me, to just simply be and not fret..

  13. Chilling.
    Just be. Something I want to learn.

  14. janinalegaspi

    Reblogged this on janinalegaspi.

  15. You are singing MY song…

  16. just what I needed to read today, to be reminded of today. Thank you!

  17. Simple yet deep. Nice.

  18. Maria Helena

    rinse the world from your shoulders…love this !!

  19. Reblogged this on RAREBREEDZ and commented:
    Just Be!

  20. Thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it!

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