Changing Seats

the seat is no longer comfortable

the view has become unpleasant

the grip on reality has slipped

days of sanity less frequent

will changing seats simply

change the view


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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 August 5, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. will changing seats change your view? – a nice, profound thought!

  2. Excellent and yet simple. Bravo.

  3. Changing seats
    Great one John

  4. Sometimes it’s not the seat, but the cushion that needs changing!

    Simple and to the point. I really like it.

    • Thank you! 🙂 Maybe the cushion or the upholstery and who knows the occupant of the chair. You’re absolutely right. It could be other things including me. It’s great to meet you!

  5. Changing seats great idea! Change of view and change of perspective perhaps.

    • Thank you, Ramsey! 🙂 I wrote this very recently. I’ve been struggling to write anything that I liked or anything of substance and still am I suppose. I was thinking of a way to drag my desk, PC, everything outside or the next room or the basement…basically anywhere else. I might be switching to a journal and pen and then wander the outdoors for a zen-enough location where something, anything will appear from my suddenly addled mind. lol

      • I see. Sometimes just have to do whatever it takes to gain a little inspiration, change, something. I think I may have even sat in a dark room once and hung upside down imagining my feet on the ceiling. Just stupid stuff to kick some synapses into gear.

  6. Stop trying to write something you like and just write. You can always throw away what doesn’t please you…or …that something may lead you to inspiration!

    • True! If I’m in a rut I’ll try to write pretty much anything that comes to mind. Just get words on the page and eventually things will fall back into place. Of course I make a habit of never throwing anything away just in case. 🙂

      • As do I. Someday I’m very likely to get buried under all the papers, not to mention the scraps I don’t know what to do with.

        • I can relate. 🙂 I’ve got notes everywhere and sheets of paper with scribbles that are basically useless now because they’re so full of scribbles that I don’t know what I’ve used and what I haven’t. HAHA It’s a good thing I type my poetry and save it digitally or that would have me wading through the deep end filled with paper.

  7. Although this has no correlation, the poem reminded me of a small boulder under an oak tree that I sat on two evenings ago, waiting for an axis deer to show, but that hunt turned out slow. 😉

  8. A nice take on the wisdom of the geographical cure. No matter where I go, I meet myself.

  9. Sure, why not? It’s all about perspective right? Nothing wrong with shaking things up! 🙂

  10. As someone who has constantly changed her view, partly to escape those thoughts, I can say with confidence a resounding NO. It keeps you busy, distracted, at least until you settle. Keeps you going. May even change your life. And they say you can’t run away form yourself, true, by all means, you always catch up in the end, HOWEVER, distraction helps, and nothing distracts you as much as changing home scenario.

    • You’re right. Changing the location could just be a distraction and it’s possible, at least it has been in my case, that it changes my way of thinking because I changed my perspective physically.

  11. Simple advice. Now need to do it!

    • That’s right! 🙂 I even bought a new desk. lol Then again this one is falling apart after many years of solid service so it’s time to make that change and while I’m at it I might completely switch things up and try a few more changes.

  12. It’s thoughts like these that keep me entangled in my mind for days at a time.

  13. A new setting may consist of new endeavors…. possibility is endless….

  14. I’ve got chills reading your work. Thanks for the like as well 🙂

  15. Thank you for liking my post 🙂 I’m into unorthodox poetry!

  16. Reminds me of this quote “It’s not what you look that matters, it’s what you see”, in a deeper sense! Great works John! 🙂

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