The author, Deborah Young, just as other writers, is on a journey.
A journey, which will ultimately lead to National / International
Visual Poetry exhibitions, numerous bestsellers, Broadway
productions, screenplays, etc. So far, Deborah Young's journey has been
seasoned with persistent patience, poetry readings, newspaper publications, selling of
Visual Poetry, creation of Poetic Portraits, submission rejections, etc.
Destiny and faith, will soon lend a hand to make Deborah Young's work available to
those who genuinely, appreciate creative talent.
Deborah Young's journey has and continues to be enhanced by an eclectic group of
individuals who have influenced, inspired and or has shown kindness,
Dr. James H. Young, Jr. Cardiologist and Heart Healthy Chef
An Abbreviated List Of Deborah Young's Role Models, Etc.
Theron Payne Young instilled
in the author, courage, determination and laid the foundation for the ultimate
level of self-esteem. Provided loads of unconditional love, acceptance,
kindness and spiritual inspiration. During the formative years, taught the
author culinary skills, to appreciate music, nature, diversity and to be inquisitive
about learning. And, was an excellent role model, the most superb
advocate. All of which, provided the author with the necessary skills,
discipline, empathy, compassion, courage, to write with unique creativity.
Theron Payne Young inspired the majority of visual poet Deborah Young's poetry,
visual poems, children's stories, stage plays, screenplays; especially
Mother, A Lady, So Uniquely Rare,
A Perfect World,
Night, Night; Sleep Tight,
James H. Young, Sr. taught
the author about courage, perseverance and faith in God, which contributed to
author's belief that nothing is impossible, any goal is within reach and
inspired Daddy and Deacons for Defense and Justice; Civil Rights Warriors;
Brothers, Badass Bold,
Rhythm's Beat, The Rhythm Night Club
and children's story
Black and Proud
Dan Faulkner boosted
author's level of self-esteem by constant displays of acceptance and kindness;
which encouraged the author to believe in self and to never give up. Mr.
Dan Faulkner inspired visual poet's poem Underground
Railroad, Stolen Dignity
Dr. James H. Young, Jr.
the cardiologist and heart healthy chef, taught
Deborah Young, visual poet and author the joys of reading and comprehension, by displaying exceptional
learning techniques. Dr. James H. Young, Jr., inspired
Pili, The Purple Polka Dot Cow
Big Brother, When I Grow Up, I'll Be Just Like You.
Dr. Devell Ray Young the doctor with the gigantic heart who constantly
displays kindness and compassion. And, unknowingly contributed to the
cultivation of author's creativity, by engaging in early childhood games of
What, If and the Reader's Digest Word Power challenges. Dr. Devell Ray
Young inspired visual poet, Deborah Young's poem
Rhythm's Beat, The Rhythm Night Club ,
screenplay Rhythm, The Rhythm Night Club Story,
The Great Easter Egg, Balloon Drop
The Easter Bunnies On Hip-Hop Hill
Palzetta Herndon Wilkerson
aided in author's increased faith in creative abilities by genuine displays of
kindheartedness, acceptance and spiritual inspiration.
Rev. S. E. Mitchell provided the author with ultimate spiritual guidance, which enhanced writing
abilities and the faith to continue to create unique, visual poetry
Angelou motivates the author to continuously create thought provoking
poems, stage plays, etc.
inspired the author with creation of 1633 visual poems
Easter Wings, The Altar
James Brown the
author's self esteem and level of confidence in creative abilities were increased, as a result of this singer's song Say It Loud,
I'm Black and I'm Proud
delighted author with awesome writing skills.
Paul Dunbar awed
author with over the top poetic skills
Frederick Douglass totally
charmed author with writing tenacity that wreaked of gallant determination and
inspired author with overwhelming courage and determination
thrilled and impressed author with brilliant oratory
Audie Murphy impressed author with courage and diverse skills, especially writing
endeavors; which encouraged author to write with compassion and confidence
first to publish author's work, the Bluff City Post newspaper, Natchez,