it’s amazing how perceptions

can change with age

what is thought insignificant

in youth can, in later years,

become fond even life-

affirming memories

what was just a kiss

is later a love never forgotten

what was just a chat

becomes a tender memory of someone lost

what was just a song

turns into a portal to a different time

what was just words on paper

can give voice to one who no longer lives


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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 July 11, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 69 Comments.

  1. Absolutely beautiful, its very true that time and age change everything.

  2. Sublime once and yet again!!

    For your inscripted words speak volumes of truth!!

  3. Great one John

  4. moylomenterprises

    So very true…
    Sounds like you’ve unearthed some old memories. Beautiful…

  5. Reblogged this on theunspokenarts and commented:
    Love this

  6. When I was younger, I didn’t think much of the importance of making a buck. Now, it becomes a daily topic.

  7. The past viewed through the magnifying glass of the present. I like this very much.

  8. Reblogged this on Karen Stephen aka Doc Flamingo and commented:
    John White is right on as usual.

  9. There’s a lot of wisdom in what you just said. Great job!

  10. So true. Even dates change with time. πŸ™‚

  11. That was thoughtful, caring, sentimental, loving, with just a touch of magic. Good job!

  12. Your words here are so true … !!..thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you for the like πŸ™‚

  13. I remember that kiss. Well put.

  14. I’m a little late with reading though my ‘reader’ but it’s beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  15. Beautiful, great perspective!

  16. A lot of wisdom there, and maybe just a hint of regret?

  17. Ahh. Truth abounds here. Small gestures become larger and more significant when we grow wiser.

  18. beautifully written and very very true.

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