Departing Wisdom

there will come a time

or maybe not

all things happen for a reason

until something random happens

(it does every day)

don’t put all your eggs in one basket

unless you only have one basket

if you’re going to dream, dream big

most dreams will never come true anyway

silence is golden

and most of us should be constantly golden

patience is a virtue

but life is too short to waste standing in line – don’t

it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

and far better to never have been crapped on by love

some days are better than others

and some are so bad you’ll wish you never got out of bed

the early bird catches the worm

and he’s probably the fattest bird

procrastination is the thief of time

but it leaves more time for fun


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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 October 3, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. Vincent Wambua

    Brilliant wisdom nuggets..Thumbs up!

  2. Some of us should stay constantly golden – indeed. Very nice.

  3. I do have only one basket, but maybe I could weave a couple more 🙂

  4. Such an amazing poem! We all are just so flawlessly flawed!

  5. Great!!!! Yes, far better not to have been crapped on. Then again, if you sit under a tree full of birds, you will get crapped on because that’s what birds do.

    • Thank you, Karen! 🙂 What’s the saying about laying down with dogs and getting flees? 😀 You’re right. Sit under that tree and the birds will…well you know. lol

  6. Hahaha.. so very clever 🙂 Thank you..

  7. A @ moylomenterprises

    A new take on some very famous quotes. Love it. And so very true. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great day!

  8. Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

  9. Clever and mischievous even! Loved it 🙂

  10. OLED PHAT nu glee

    Ha ha wonderfully fun non-advice

  11. Wonderful. Lots of words and no real opinion. True poetry 🙂

  12. poetry with so many idioms…nice

  13. I really enjoyed reading this piece. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. I love this! Very cleverly done. 🙂

  15. John, I admire your wit and proliferant writing! I’m a little jealous even … 🙂

  16. Sayings I’ve heard most of my life, followed by the real sentiments most of us probably think and feel. Made me smile. Twas a pleasure!

  17. Just goes to show, never fully trust a cliche 🙂

  18. Thank you! 🙂 It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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