This Mood

This mood –

whether pensive

or melancholic

has overcome me

so completely

I must either

make my peace

or soon take my rest


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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 22, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. Suggestion only: take a break and walk outside, breathe, then hug a friend or friendly animal. Breathe some more. Peace.

  2. Feel the pain and then rest – take a Tylenol if you must

  3. I’ve been there John I have confidence in you , you will know when to let go

  4. Go outside, make sure you have a baseball bat with you and beat the hell out of that mailbox! You might feel better, or you can find a new activity, something to distract your ruminating mind because, rumination can also lead to not pensive mood swings.

    “Admist my self-sinken a droppin down into involuntary shunts, we note..”

    “Pensive, dear pensive,
    you do this for me:
    Go ponderin’ for months–
    O’ sonderin’ on o’er me.”

    • That poor mailbox can’t take anymore. It’s been defeated several times by bad winter drivers who just can’t make that turn. Maybe I’ll take it out on the old, dead walnut tree. πŸ™‚ Also…excellent quote! Who wrote that?

      • Ouch! Maybe you should take it out of its misery. .haha Trees bite, be careful.

        Yes, one of my favorite quote/poem by Brad Lambert.

        • If it bites then it may be taking me out of my misery but I won’t miss the tree and its big, sharp burr things.

          I must check out that poem. That was a great quote.

          • Nah, that would be too easy. Ahh nice, I cannot stand gumball trees. . Bah.. they are worse than pine trees. LOL

            The author has it taged under pensive poems if that helps you Google him. He has a lot of good stuff.

    • Peace can be elusive. I think when I wrote this it was either simply a bad day or a chemical imbalance. Luckily, the light of a new day brought better times. It’s great to meet you!

  5. Deep Peace to you on the journey, friend, Deep Peace…

    • Without question, that’s something we can all use. Each of us has to find our source – that thing, person, etc. that feeds us the energy, the desire and the strength to live. πŸ™‚

  6. Selfishly, i’d say, make your peace. I, for one, would miss your work too much should you take your rest, even briefly.

  7. moonskittles

    Hopefully the questions were turned into answers, and the lips were fed sunny side up smiles πŸ˜€

  8. If you want to talk about it I’m here.

  9. Reblogged this on read crap.

  10. Hi John, I’ve lived with PTSD-related depression for most of my life, and have always found that getting out and walking in nature works when I’ve been really low. We have some ancient woodlands on the outskirts of my town which I find particularly therapeutic

    • That can be great therapy. Breaking any and all habits or routines can be good just to shake things up and get the mind working in new directions. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

  11. I often struggle with the intensity of my emotion and the incredible sensitivity of my response.
    Affect for me can feel like an ocean and often I feel as though I am at its mercy.

    I have complex PTSD and a mood disorder. Anxiety has plagued me.

    I realize that my emotions are powerful but they too shall pass and once I trust myself enough to understand that I can ride that wave (to be cliche) I also work to develop coping skills.

    I give myself permission to really be overwhelmed at times.

    Thank you for sharing your experiences through your wonderful words. If you ever want to connect over this stuff I am always around πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the follow and your words are so necessary.

    • Thank you! Emotions and swings in emotions can be difficult to deal with. Certainly PTSD can be a challenge. All my best to you in the future. It’s great to meet you!

  12. I feel you, homie. πŸ™‚

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