There And Back

all the way there

all the way back


finding these places

that must be traveled to


there and back


places not on a map

but places that hold us


there and back


staying is no option

there is simply no time


there and back


the sights are seen

all that could be done is done


there and back


unable to light in

one place for long


there and back


maybe someday there

will be enough and

no reason to go back


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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 September 4, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Very meaningful for my life. Thank you.

  2. Wow, we all have thoughts like that I guess but to put it into words so well, fantastic.

  3. Very nicely done John. A meaningful and apt portrayal of life with an optimal ending.

  4. Meaningful and great poem John x

  5. Grammar? unable to “alight” in one place for long??? Or did I miss the meaning?

  6. Reblogged this on Karen Stephen aka Doc Flamingo and commented:
    Something to think about in regards to those broken relationships we have such difficulty letting go of.

  7. There and back, there and back…I wish the mind could be controlled to be in the here and now! Your usual lovely piece, John! How do you do it??? 🙂

  8. Very deep and thought provoking (:

  9. Great work! And so relatable!

  10. Very powerful words. I think you will touch many people with these words. Very thought-provoking.

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