Real Cool Cat

There’s a poet named Joey

His talent has made many

Green with envy

They all say:

“I wish I could write like that,

spin a rhyme in no time flat”

That old Joey, even at 73,

He’s still got it, poetic wit

sharp as a tack

On top of that,

he’s just an all around

real cool cat

By:J.N.R Dutton

Jordan The Drifter

Jordan’s been a drifter & a carnival bum

Usually riding rails or hitching w/his thumb

from place to place

His mama cries, rivers of tears stream from her eyes,

Rolling down her face as the fears take hold,

She’s wondering if he’s warm or cold

& where he is each night

& where ever he is,

if he’s doing alright

She wishes she could hug him tight

but he hasn’t been home in years

By:J.N.R Dutton

Marfa Lights

Ever since I was a young one,

I heard stories of the Marfa lights

How they shined bright

and lit up those Marfa,

Texas city nights

Where they come from

is a great mystery

One that could go forever unsolved

& it’d be fine by me, some say “ghosts”

and that’s absurd to me

Some say “natural anomaly”

The debate could rage for ages,

but why not just let it be

& enjoy the lights just for their beauty?

By:J.N.R Dutton

Alanna Lita

A man says to his daughter one day:

Dear Alanna Lita,

listen to me,

you don’t need a life of misery,

You deserve

every wonderful thing

that life can bring”

By:J.N.R Dutton

In this poem, Alanna Lita is not a name, so much as terms of endearment. Alanna literally translates “beautiful”, whereas Lita means “joy” or “joyful.”

In the poem, the dad is referring to his daughter as “Beautiful Joy” .