Author Archives: John Northcutt Young

About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking.

Voices

Wouldn’t be here If wasn’t there; Roads far, near Go anywhere. Wouldn’t be who I grew into If I knew What would pursue. Wouldn’t be me If could foresee; Everyday reality Doesn’t guarantee. Your special voice Results from choice; Speak … Continue reading

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Countless Views

Is today a phase We’re going through? Will history damn or praise Our point of view? Conflicting views Aggravate, confuse, Berate, abuse, Condemn, bruise. Opposing beliefs Quickly increase, Create griefs, Kills relief. Deafening noises Encourage poisons; Deny choices, Silence voices. … Continue reading

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IF I

Balancing Man sculpture in Munn Park Lakeland, FL.   If I defeat What’s flawed inside, I’ll be complete– Totally, unequivocally satisfied. If I achieve Today’s perfection outside, Will folks believe Or be mortified? Life’s a mystery Nobody figures out, Joins … Continue reading

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UNREQUITED

I can’t compete With wealth own, I must retreat, Live life alone. He’s with you, I am not. Hope fell through, Another dream shot. Won’t hold hands, Share a heart. Won’t make plans, Grow old apart. Reached the end, Wish … Continue reading

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Daily Sacrifice

You deserve more Than crumbs tossed; Help me restore The soul I lost. I don’t deserve Your bread and wine. How can I serve A love divine? Like a funhouse mirror I’ve distorted an image. Ran away not nearer; Threw … Continue reading

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Life Grinds

Life grinds Everything down; Slowly unwinds, Knocks around. Wears, tears Beyond repairs; Corrodes, erodes, Quietly explodes. Shapes, creates Gradually eliminates; Refines, purifies Finally glorifies. Life grinds Everything down; Love rewinds, Circles around.

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