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Prayer

Prayers aren’t pennies
Thrown into a well;
No wizard or genie
Grants wishes, cast a spell.

God’s no four-leaf clover
Or rabbit’s foot to rub;
God’s waiting, watching over,
Accepting those we snub.

Knocking down another
Pushes everyone down;
Hate will slowly smother
Until we finally drown.

We’re God’s hands,
Left and right.
Together love expands;
Floods darkness with light.


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C U B 4

 

digits, emojis, abcs

compose a code

an irregular ode

void of literacy

 

cursive, capitalization, punctuation

go old school

immediate mass communication

has no rule

 

how we connect

changes with time

words can’t reflect

your heart and mine

 


My Stomping Ground

Began life carried
Over my stomping ground,
Seeing the world
From my Mama’s arms.

Crawled then walked,
Cooed then talked;
Stood upright and sought
Fortune, fresh ground.

Bid goodbye, said hello;
Suffered want, enjoyed plenty.
Missed fame, found hope
Deep inside of me.

Ended life carried
Over my stomping ground,
Seeing Heaven’s Glory
From my Savior’s arms.

 


The Autobiography of my Life

 

My life’s unedited,

A symphony uncomposed;

Word without pages,

Chords missing notes.

 

Weak character development,

Rambling unresolved plots;

Predictable stagnant clichés,

Riddled with flaws.

 

Lip-synching silence,

Shrill mute cries;

A caterwauling harmony,

Tone-deaf rhymes.

 

A rough draft

Nobody must read,

An original masterpiece

Written by me.

 

——-John Northcutt Young


Easter 2013

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Be still and know

The joy of love

It’s here and now

Not just above.

 

Rejoice in Earth’s rebirth!

from The Complete Poems of BREVITY


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