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About John Northcutt Young

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

Endless


Power


Eternal


Attempt

Let us pretend

Life doesn’t end.

There’s no war,

No keeping score.

 

No one grows old,

Hungry or cold;

There’s always enough

When life’s rough.

 

No one knows

Pain or woes,

People aren’t shun

Seen as one.

 

Life isn’t perfect

We can’t neglect

Work to reshape,

Not to escape.

 

from The Complete Poems of BREVITY, a 99 cents Kindle Countdown Deal until May 24, 2018

 


Wisdom


Repeat

GRIEF

A moment of silence
Isn’t enough,
Neither is lowering
The Flag.

Candlelight vigils
Quickly burn out;
Deaths pile up
In vain.

The battle won’t
Be won,
Until we lay
Down guns.

The world is
The community.
Peace comes living
As one.

——————-John Northcutt Young (First posted on June 15, 2016 after a school shooting.)


Escape


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