I Am

I am a dying leaf

clinging to the mother tree

in a high autumn wind

I am unique crystal

frozen in the heavens

wafting into the drift

I am the grass blade

attempting to reach above

all others to see beyond

I am the passing cloud

shape-shifting by moment

desiring to be seen

I am the mountain

the rising peak watching

over surrounding landscape

I am the wofting breeze

caressing all about me

to bring peace and comfort


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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 26, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 79 Comments.

  1. Thank you UU! Here is my reply. I am the almost bud, the forming crystal, the strip of chlorophyll, the puff of steam, and gentle hill. And I realize there is no race to the top, there is only growth until it there’s not.

  2. Besides all of that, you, sir, are someone whose poetry I look forward to every time you post! 😊

  3. desiring to be seen…..Fits all of us….Good job

  4. You got me at the dying leaf. It’s a lovely poem.

  5. I am….
    this is similar to a mantra that I often use,
    though you have stated it much more beautifully than I ever could
    I am touched by your writing.


  6. The moment I started reading, I knew this was gonna be something 🙂

  7. I love your poems! Would it be flattery or cheating if I attempted on composing poems like yours? This thought keeps crossing my mind.

    • Thank you! 🙂 It may be both ubt in the best way possible. However, I’m still learning structure, rhythm, etc. so I still break far too many rules to be much of a model.

      • Creativity comes from the rules of the within. That to me is not breaking any rules, but following your own rules for your authentic imagination.

        • Individuality is important and finding a unique voice is crucial but I’ve set my goals for the new year to go back to the basics by re-learning everything. A few courses early in the year should help. Once a new foundation is laid, and the rules are mastered, we can learn to bend the rules to fit our own message and our own voice.

          • Yes, what you mentioned does make sense … I was thinking more about creativity in its rawest form. Creativity, too, needs caring, taming and pruning. Glad to have “talked” to you😊.

            • Creativity is crucial either way. You’re right about that. It’s that part of the mind that has to be tapped whether you’re playing within the rules or outside the rules. Great to have “talked” to you too! 🙂

  8. As always, your poetry takes me on a flight of the imagination. 🙂

  9. Yes, you are! Beautiful!

  10. Reblogged this on Praying for Eyebrowz and commented:
    Beautiful poem by John White. Read more at doubleupoet.wordpress.com.

  11. This poem has something, kind of a seamless flow! 🙂

  12. @philosophize101

    This reminds me of growing up a creative mind. It gets dark, sometimes. I worked through addiction and am currently working through developing my talents. Thank you for this.

  13. Mind-blowing. Your writing is universal. Each one of us can connect to this.

  14. Your writing is amazing. You are amazing.:)

  15. Wonderfully written -full of the adventure life can bring us! It got me excited just reading it. I know you may have had an underlying message -me, it was about the adventure of being found -not only by others, but myself. Thank you!

  16. Wow John. Your imaginary is so beautiful. And I love the way you gave character to different parts of nature. The blade of grass being my favorite. Well done!!

  17. Loved the comparisons!

  18. tinethewordsmith

    i looooove it!!! ❤

  19. This reminded me of a switchfoot song, even read that way… good one!

  20. Wow! Role playing! Love the imagery and the lines.

  21. Yes! The universal “I” and the wave in the ocean “I”. I enjoyed this…well written…resonates within us. Glad to have connected.

  22. Thank you for the reblog! 🙂 It’s great to meet you!

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