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.

Strength

We carry scars Inside and out. Burning like stars, Stinging with doubt.   Some quickly fade, Others never do; A price paid For being you.   Blood’s been spill When right’s wrong. What doesn’t kill Makes you strong. John Northcutt … Continue reading

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Honesty

Truth’s pieced Like a Quilt since Everybody lies.   Random bits Stitched together That protect And hide.   But maybe That’s the Only way Anyone survives? John Northcutt Young from The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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Quote

If you can’t love one another, tolerate. —-John Northcutt Young

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Today’s Poem

CAUSE AND EFFECT   You can’t feel love Until your heart breaks, You won’t soar above When your soul aches.   You can’t stand Until you crawl. You don’t land Until you fall. John Northcutt Young from The Complete Poems … Continue reading

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100 Poems

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The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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DEARLY BELOVED

Once upon a time, before Obergefell v. Hodges, Donnie’s mother wants him to marry and give her grandchildren. “The patter of little feet will be like beating to my heart.” But Donnie is gay. The coming-out talk doesn’t help; his … Continue reading

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