The infinite potential
of a blank canvas. The
life you hope to create.
All you have to do is imagine.
What kind of masterpiece
you arrive at depends on you.
The gifts of the creative mind
must lead the way.
Finding bold solutions to the
problems of our time is the
essence of modern thinking.
Hit the future as hard as your
money and brains will permit.
Otherwise you will be out of
Jon York 2023
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles.
NOTICE THEM. You are the greatest project
you will ever work on.
You do NOT decide your FUTURE. You
decide your HABITS and your HABITS
decide your FUTURE.
LIVE, DON'T JUST SURVIVE.
Strength comes NOT from what you can do,
but overcoming what you couldn't. The grind
doesn't stop. You only fail when you stop trying.
Your future depends on your FOCUS. You get
what you work for. not what you wish for. The
storms will make you a skilled sailor. You will
either evolve or dissolve.
You were born to be real, not perfect.
Jon York 2023
Seventy-five years into this life this September and I'm still trying to figure out its riddle. I'm not against aging, I'm against getting old. I've learned that the trick is to live a long time without getting old.
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE WE MAKE IN OUR LIVES
IS THINKING WE HAVE TIME Success is never owned. It is only rented; and rent is due everyday.
I write poetry in an effort to heal my severe PTSD resulting from a stupid war I served in while in the USMC some 50 years ago.
I write about successes and failures in my life, joys and sorrows in my life, events that made me marvel, mostly relating to relationships and love. I write poems on how to have meaning in life, how to hurt people less and how to get hurt less.
Someday we'll meet again, In another life of course, for in this lifetime you couldn't be mine. I'll follow your trails life after life, for my soul is bound to yours..in a connection that goes beyond space and time. We will meet again.. yes my love, again and again until we become one.
I'm 75 this month and I'm still not sure why I'm still here but I do intend to live a long time without getting old. Jon York 2023
Break all the trances and dissolve
all curses that keep you ignorant
of your own magic.
The only time you should ever
look back is to see how far you've
Never give up. Fall seven times,
stand up eight. Don't let anyone
who hasn't been in your shoes
tell you how to tie your laces.
It's hard to beat a person who never
gives up. It's not over when you lose,
it's over when you quit.
If you want to be successful, prepare
to be doubted and tested. Nobody
is going to hit as hard as life.
It is what it is. In the blink of an eye
everything can change. So love with
all your heart. You may not have that
chance again. Jon York 2023
Life itself is your teacher and we are in
a state of constant learning. Don't smile
and pretend you can't see the messy darkness.
Admit to its presence. Accept its reality. But
don't get tangled up in it either. Be kind to yourself.
Gaze into the abyss as to educate yourself about its
nature, but don't become entranced by its hypnotic
Don't give up, scheme to reclaim your power from
soul-******* influences but don't turn the process
into a blood-and-thunder showdown that wreaks
Don't compare, everyone is on a different journey.
You will be amazed at how much protection and
relaxation you can generate for yourself simply by
being a poised lover of life who is free of melodramatic
I live these remaining days seemingly lost, just a soul
in this crazy beautiful world with poetry my art and
I dwell within the shadows but it is in the shadows
that I can see, being careful, calm and free.
Believe in yourself. Jon York 2023
Had I loved me better, I wouldn't
have been in most of the situations
I've been in.
I'm not interested in fighting, hating,
blaming or being petty, with whatever
time I have left in my life.
I've been in this life for seventy-five years
as of this Sept. 20 2023, trying to work
out its riddle and I've mastered the art of
surviving, now I want to live.
I just want to be
happy. I want to be loved and I want
to have peace.
Jon York 2023
You are what you believe yourself to be. The future
can be better and you have the power to make it so.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Good is not enough if better is possible. Always trust
your instincts, they are messages from the soul. The
trials you encounter will introduce you to your
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all
within yourself, in your way of thinking. Every failure
is a stepping stone to success, every obstacle an
opportunity to grow.
Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire,
become what you respect, mirror what you admire.
Look in the mirror...that's your competition.
Be so rooted in your being that nobody's actions can
disturb your peace.
It will seem like a long journey, the point being not
to win, but to understand. It's the journey rather
than the destination that will fulfill us.
Jon York 2023