about Bob Young
The woman peeked. She knew the man. What was his address? It really doesn’t matter. Nor does mine. It’s on here somewhere. I’m just the poet. I’ll tell you a few things. First I wish to tell you why this poet uses two names. A white Anglo-Saxon name and a pen name.
Recently, I felt that my Lord wanted me to start using my surname when writing. The pen name that you’ll encounter is of unknown origin. It appears on poems from roughly 1975 onward.
My birth name is Robert Hazard Young Jr. Born 1956 in June. North Carolina is my proud birthplace. Though the society then was segregated, I still feel certain good feelings about Jacksonville.
New England, California and Colorado came along as I grew.
Musical album covers showed me that any lyric/poem is possible. I was encouraged in school to write. My home life was less than optimal. The writing was an outlet for the feelings I was having.
People liked the poems so I continued.
You might not find Jesus mentioned in a poem. You may find profanity. You may find them mixed within a single poem.
The Lord, I know, lets me know that He’s about life. And life includes troubles. Rough feelings. Failures and fun. But this poet will only censor himself when it comes to one thing. It’s never my intention to hurt anyone I know.
Otherwise, I let it rip. Or have. I’m getting older. I have illnesses. So, I write less new poetry. I have a stockpile I’m beginning to dig into and polish and prepare for you to read. Which makes me smile.
In fact, the poems have to make me smile otherwise no one will ever see them. Unless my son Nathan chooses to finish them up one day.
There comes a time in a man’s life when he shows his cards. Jesus is the only card I have. It’s all yours. These poems may be reproduced for any reason with one restriction. That it be only one poem at a time and by request with attribution to yours truly.
I would ask that you give our precious and loving Jesus a chance. Your life could not end up more different. In our Holy book He says that He is the only way. We are people of the way. Join us!