She was a victim of the vicious rumor mill

They called her every filthy name in the book

Until one day, her life she took,

and her bullies, they tried to get off the hook

but everybody knew it was b/c of them 

her blood was spilled

By:J.N.R Dutton


An emaciated looking man of sorrows

set silently to mourn

the death of his darling bride,

In her loss, his greatest grief was born

She had been his constant companion

For a mere six years,

and for their many lost tomorrows

He wept the bitterest of tears

By: J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by the life & pain of a fellow poet,

whose wife of merely 6 years contracted & died of a lung ailment.


Poet dropping rhymes to a page one more time

Spilling out the things on his mind

He wants the writing to keep being a passion not a grind

He’s written forever, or so it seems to him

In the early days his passion was filled to the brim

& overflowing, so many stories & experiences were

driving him onward, but now he’s not sure

How to keep going forward anymore

By:J.N.R Dutton


In the corner of a restaurant he’d been to

a hundred times before

He sat munching on his meal

when she walked in the door

He had no way of knowing then,

she’d change his life for sure

Neither one was looking for

Love or romance

but both came along anyway,

when these two gave it the chance

Amazing what can blossom,

under the right circumstance

By:J.N.R Dutton


My buddy Steve, he’s got some scars

Well hidden, but still they are


It really breaks my heart,

some of the things he’s shared w/me

He didn’t grow up in the most affectionate family

but thankfully, he learned from that

What not to be, and he’s always

been great to me

it’s a wonder he made it

through his youth with his sanity

By:J.N.R Dutton


My black friends

& white & Asian too,

and even those who dress in blue

This is a shout out to all of you

Thank you for not bowing to lunacy

Thank you for living with Love & integrity

& treating each other like family

Regardless of differences that there may be

By:J.N.R Dutton