Posting Break

I will be taking the rest of the week off, doesn’t mean I won’t be writing poetry at all, just that I won’t be posting any poems for the rest of the week. I have never liked pressure (even self imposed) to write, creativity (in it’s truest sense) can’t be forced.

I will keep a notepad or something nearby to jot ideas as they come, and share the results later.

I think the break from posting will be helpful to my process.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

he’s a favorite classic poet of mine

Arguably one of the greatest

poetic masters of all time

He could surely tell a story,

& he was brilliant with a rhyme,

All these years since he’s been gone

He’s still touching hearts & minds

With every genius jot & tittle

of the work he left behind

By:J.N.R Dutton

For Better or Worse

Sharing his life in his music,

for better or worse

Pouring out new lyrics

verse by verse

Nobody said it’d be an easy road

but he’d never ask for a lighter load

Whether life’s going right or going tragically wrong

He loves that he can spill his joy or pain alike into a song

& have people relate, even singing along,

There’s been good & bad in the “crops” he’s sown

It does his soul good to know

He’s not alone

By:J.N.R Dutton


Dan played Sax in a jazz band

under bright stage lights

and enjoyed the beauty of the Broadway nights

but as years went on, yeah, as that time flew by

He started to re-prioritize,

He met a lovely lady with a fire in her eyes

He wanted to be her husband,

for her to be his wife,

Settle in a small town, raise a family,

& have a normal life

By:J.N.R Dutton