Done to Death

come and sit with me

talk awhile and share –

while the lonely have

themselves locked in,

followers chase their

beloved bounty,

despots rule masses

with iron fists,

the sad and desperate

only find sadness –

it’s the world outside

but here we can talk

we can share

let them do and be done

let them rise and fall

let them see and be seen

let them earn and spend

doing all in the name of happiness

as if they know what it is

they do and are done

done working

done loving

done listening

done giving

done caring

done living

they’ve run their race

been put out to pasture

and are now ready to

be put down – done


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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 December 19, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. So dark John. You are such a gifted observer of the world .

  2. We have a saying here in West GA “rode hard and put up wet” to reference someone who seems to be abused by work, family, friends and life in general. I have often fallen into that category but I refuse to be put out to pasture until I decide to go on my own terms. Part of be approaching the “later years” of my life, I guess. I enjoyed this post very much. Much truth there.

  3. Little typo there. Should be “Part of approaching”

  4. Love this! Great, great work!

  5. Reality always has its ‘sombre’ side…..Well done!!! (Forgive the pun). 😉

  6. top shelf stuff here

  7. Nicely done, especially the last four lines. Dark, intense, and a poetic depiction of this world.

  8. Dark and beautiful. Well done!

  9. It takes a talented writer to create something like this. You wrote it dark, but not too dark to scare people off. You’ve got people to think about it, and actually care about what they read. Nicely done.

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