My name is John White.  I’m a writer.  My goal is to send my humble words out into the world and find an audience that will enjoy what I write.  I hope to move someone within my lifetime.

This blog is my poetic journey.  I want to explore ideas and concepts while also experimenting with form and structure.  Thanks for visiting!

NEW:  This has come up in the comments on a couple of occasions and it’s something that I should have explained long before now:  Why the name DoubleU?  Well, some years ago I was given the nickname of “J-Dub” by some close friends (the “J” for John and the “Dub” an abbreviated reference to my last initial of “W”).  When I signed up here on WordPress, the name of “J-Dub” was unavailable in any real useful form so I backed up ten yards and punted.

I figured if I can’t have the name “J-Dub” I’ll use Double U to spell out the full pronunciation of my last initial.  And…voila!  DoubleU was born.  And now you know the rest of the story.

Email:  DoubleUPoet@outlook.com


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© doubleupoet (John White) 2014-2015.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, poems may also be reblogged, provided that full and clear credit is given to doubleupoet (John White) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


  1. Thanks for following my blog and keep on writing!

  2. I was very curious about the name ha

    • Thanks! 🙂 The name of the blog? That is just a different way of saying (or spelling out) the pronunciation of the letter “W.” I just pushed it all together and came up with DoubleU. It’s great to meet you!

  3. Revel Without a Cause

    Your site is extremely impressive, meaning I still have much to learn and improve on.

    Thank you for liking my poem and following my creative writing blog. I hope your poetry writing process is torturous and rewarding, just as it is for me. Looking forward to more of your work

    • Thank you! 🙂 That’s very kind of you. Every writer is constantly learning and I am certainly no exception. Here’s to learning and growing while improving daily. It’s great to meet you!

  4. Hi John, you have some really very well composed poems here! Also, I will be glad if you could take out some time to subscribe to my blog (http://kmihir.com). Being new here, I am looking for an audience 🙂

  5. Hi and thanks for following! I enjoy the blog name – I get T-Dub as a nickname for similar reasons to you, so it appealed to me. Will be sure to check out more posts 🙂

  6. Thank you for liking my poem “Dream” and following! That’s inspiring for someone who just started writing. 🙂

  7. helloo John, thanks for the like and follow and joining me in your poetic journey… the birth of your blog name is interesting, i liked the blog name it’s unique:) looking forward to read your work…:)

  8. Hello John,
    I love your site. I wanted to recommend it to more people via the Blogger Recognition Award. I know not everyone participates in the awards system, and if you don’t, I completely understand. But you can find the details at http://wp.me/p6s2CE-8i if you’re interested. Either way, please take it as a sign of my regard for your site!

  9. Hi there, thanks for visiting and following my blog, please come again!


  10. Hi, Your page is preety and so your language. Thanks

  11. I thought it was double up poet like you were doubling up being a writer and a poet but now I get the double U

  12. Abdulfatah Bashir

    Thank you UU

  13. John, have you ever read Paul Torday of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen fame? He passed of cancer after writing 8 published works. He didn’t get started ’til his 60’s. Remarkable talent. His writing made me realise what it would be to, in your words, “move someone” in your lifetime (or outside of it). Good work. Signed ‘a new follower.’

    • Thank you, Owen! 🙂 I haven’t read any of his work but I’ll be reading some of his work for sure. It’s amazing to start relatively late in life and still be capable of leaving a mark of his own. All any writer can ever hope, in my opinion, the greatest aspiration, is to move someone. Here’s to moving others! It’s a pleasure to meet you!

  14. John, thanks for visiting my blog and appreciating my poem First Flight. I am even more honored now after seeing the quality of your own writing. I look forward to more of your work and many more linguistic forays!

  15. Thank you for visiting my blog! I’m glad it led me to yours! I look forward to reading more of your writings!

  16. Hi John, thank you for liking my first attempt at poetry on my blog and for following. I have been enjoying reading through your work. Sophie

  17. Hi John, thank you for the like and follow. It looks like you’re doing mighty well here. Good stuff!

  18. Thank you for liking my post” A Halloween Poem from My Allpoetry Site” on OUR RETIRED LIFE. I like the back story on how you came up with the name for your blog.

  19. Hi, I popped over to say thank you for finding my blog and liking a post and for following me

  20. Thank you for liking my work. I do appreciate it. Happy to be a new follower of your blog.

  21. Hello,, John. Thanks for following my blog. I love your work here and will be back for more!

  22. A big thank you John for your ‘Like’ and following my blog. Browsing your poems I can see why so many empathise with you and you with them. I like your precision which grows and fills out with re-reading. I particularly found this with ‘I Didn’t Cry When She Died.’

  23. thanks for stopping by and following our blog!

  24. Hi! Thanks for the follow the other day! Love your poems!

  25. Thanks for your visits & your follow. Doing likewise? I done lost track. Need to check the Reader. Anyhow, I always enjoy visiting you. 🙂

  26. I greatly appreciate the time you give to me, when you ponder my artwork. You humble me with your thoughtfulness. Thank You.

  27. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

  28. Hi! Thanks for following my blog 😀

  29. Hi. You can’t possibly be the John White I had a crush on in first grade are you? We were in a play together. We never would have admitted it at the time how we liked to smile together. Nah, what are the chances? Great blog! Thanks for the follow. Tru

  30. Thanks for liking my poem and following my blog (Anchorless Apparition)! 😀

  31. Thank you for the ‘like’ on Bert’s Birthday, John. I’m not much of a poet, but each word means a great deal to my dear old friend Bert (Arlene). “Girl code.” I appreciate the ‘follow’ and hope you can take a moment now and then to critique or comment. I’ve been writing for longer than I want to admit, but I’m still a novice. Your work is astounding.

    • You’re welcome and thank you for visiting and commenting! 🙂 Like you, I’ve been writing off and on for most of my (mumbling) years. 😉 I remain a novice with few credits but, like yourself and so many others like us, a desire to not only put my writing out there but to interact with fellow writers. I will certainly be checking into your blog. It’s great to meet you!

  32. What a lovely find. I’ll be happy to stop by and sit a spell–cuppa nearby–for a look around again. Thanks for the follow as well. 🙂

  33. Looking forward to reading your poetry! You have a lovely way with words. Thank you for following back Follow Adventure! 🙂

  34. Hello! Thank you so much for following my blog! I’m really happy that you like my work, and I hope I can continue to please. Thanks, and keep doing what you’re doing – it’s very interesting to me!

  35. Hi John, nice to meet you. Thank you so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.

  36. Hi John – thank you for visiting La Tour Abolie and deciding to follow. I like your poems, so I will be following you too. 🙂

  37. Thanks, John, for stopping by The Fruitful Life and liking the poem. Also, for following, I must post poetry more often; others’ work inspires me. Keep writing and glad to meet you.

  38. I like your name because as a child W was always my favorite letter. LOL I so wished my name was Wilma.

    • Thank you! 🙂 Well W is just for my last name. I got tagged with the name John which is pretty common and boring frankly so it’s nothing too special. 😉 It’s great to meet you!

  39. Nice to meet you, J-Dub. Enjoying your blog.

  40. Hi – I nominated you for the 3 Day Quote Challenge – hope you like the idea! Go to http://sensualism.me/2016/01/11/3-day-quote-challenge-day-3/ for more information. All the best and apologies for any ‘glitches.’

  41. Hello John! (: Thank you for joining me and I’m thankful you liked my poem. (: I am reading your poems with a great interest now. It’s nice to meet you. Regards, Julie.

  42. Hello! Thank you for following my blog. Your poems are really great and I’m sure I’m gonna love reading them.

  43. Hey there,
    thanks for visiting my blog. You’re is amazing. You have a lot of amazing poems here and I love ’em!!

  44. freedomofspeech2016

    Thank you for visiting and liking the mirror, let me know what you think

  45. freedomofspeech2016

    Thank you for following, hope you keep liking what you read, I followed bak

  46. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am on that journey with you.

  47. Thank you for the like and taking the time to read one of my poems.

  48. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am not a professional writer, so I do appreciate your visit to my site. I hope I can hold your interest.

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