it’s always about creation –

to conjure something out of



but it’s never really been about




instead, it’s about giving up

or about sacrificing

just admitting that there’s

nothing wrong with letting

go of a small piece of



there is no creation

there is nothing new

only pieces scattered and



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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 18, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 58 Comments.

  1. This is DEEP. I love it.

  2. Intriguing thought. 😉

  3. Great stuff. It hit me like a kick in the guts, but I really liked it. That’s why, perhaps, we’re often too scared to be “creative”.

    • Thank you, Bruce! 🙂 Sometimes being creative means giving up or exposing secretive parts of ourselves which can mean that we’re not just creative but coming out of the shadows. That can make it very hard. It’s great to meet you!

  4. I really like your poems because they often instigate thoughts and conversations. I was wondering about your poems, your thoughts and your imagination…are they not new creation, even if they seem old?


  5. Yes perhaps no creation but I tempt to argue, there is discovery in consciousness…
    I like your writing, John, always thought provoking..

  6. Loved it ❤ Like many said it is so deep and the ending made me think a lot.

  7. Very good! I go through similar thought processes when writing, creating, birthing…
    It is about all that giving up and letting go and it is so cathartic. I really admire this piece!

    • Thank you! 🙂 When it’s like that and we give up something or let go of something it’s fantastic therapy. It’s great to meet you!

      • Your poem really struck a chord as I’ve used that theme of letting go a couple of times myself recently, as well as the theme of creation relating to the writing process on several occasions.
        Great to meet you too!

  8. It gave me new perspective! Great work John.

    There’s no creation,
    There is nothing new;
    Only pieces scattered and conjoined together,
    Felt only by the few!!


  9. It’s not pretentious to say we create. We do it every day. Might as well make it a conscious act with a positive goal.
    Good thoughts.

  10. The creative journey is a long and winding one. It never ceases for when we are not creating, we are dreaming of creating. So conjure new thoughts and put them down for all to savor. Thank you.

  11. powerful writing. thank you for the follows =]

  12. OLED PHAT nu glee

    Interesting thoughts to ponder as I wander off to dreamland. 🙂

  13. very true, we are all made of things that are not us, we are fortunate that these particles have come together in such a lovely way… much peace and light to you! M

  14. Thanks. Commercial and media pressure for new and only new is so suffocating for creativity. But luckily the urge to continue to create (in my case paint, in yours, words)can ignore that pressure. The work must be fresh however ancient the source. Liz

  15. I love this… I often have a hard time letting go of pieces of myself for others to see but I’m working on it. Inspiring work like yours helps me every day. 🙂

    • Thank you, Shannon! 🙂 It can be hard but if nothing else we can let go of those pieces privately in a notebook or a big file on our laptops or computers. If we do that long enough, later we find it much easier to allow others to see those pieces. It’s great to meet you!

  16. Great. Loved it. Indeed, the creative process is not always necessarily all love and light. Sometimes it hurts like hell.

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