boil it down to what it really is

come to terms with what you feel

distill those tears to love or hate

distill that anger and find where it’s aimed

distill the darkness to find the light

distill that fear to its source

distill that knot in your stomach

it’s telling you more than you know


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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 28, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Dream it Alive

    Love it, simply love it

  2. Reblogged this on Michael Moore's Blog and commented:
    some good insight…

  3. Excellent! Reblogged at scotsirishpadreblog.wordpress.com

  4. Reblogged this on Karen Stephen aka Doc Flamingo and commented:
    This poem was perfect for me today.

  5. A great capture of apprehension, at least that’s what I felt. I love it.

  6. Great insight into the human condition and our need for a greater self-awareness.

  7. So true. Just as our eyes are the windows to our soul, the stomach is often the window to our mind. A great poem. Few words that say so much.

  8. great writing! love this, so true. thank you.

  9. John, it’s really admirable how your work is so consistently good – most of us have ups and downs in our compositions! I enjoy going thru your’s each time.

  10. Love this, as always!!!!

  11. Very nice one, John. I have been there, trying to channel the energy spent on negative things towards more positive ones and learning from it. That’s an uneasy task, but it’s worth the effort. Have a good day and thanks for this poem. Cheers, HC

  12. Reblogged this on eeyorntails and commented:
    Another fine poem from Double U

  13. Very nice John. Very simple yet very elegant and eloquent. Reblogged, thx

  14. Well put! The body will send you messages about what you really feel. I like the distill image!

  15. Perfection! Read many of your poems they are all amazing!

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