Dear Thomas

Dear Thomas,

I’m not going to lie man, 

your talent often shines like diamonds, 

I think you’re one of a kind, man

I love how unflinching, 

how unapologetic you are

dropping your bars

you’re often spitting raw truth 

to the masses in your rhymes,

I’d never get tired of listening 

even if I heard it a thousand times

Keep pushing forward, I love the passion & zeal, keep it real

By: J.N.R Dutton

Home

We see kids murdering kids & we cry that it’s tragic, 

but yet there are parents who refuse to parent,

it’s like they think their kids will just turn out right by some kind of “magic

Train up your children in the way they should go,

if you don’t teach them, how are they supposed to know? 

For years you have them, you influence their minds & hearts, 

they learn & they grow, and in the home is where their education starts

By:J.N.R Dutton

Absurd Stupidity

I don’t have a problem with those who are aware

of the actual troubles in my country, just for clarity,

It’s great that they are, that’s fine & good to me

It means they’re paying attention as they should be

What I take issue w/are those that invent

reasons for animosity

Where there doesn’t need to be

Those offended by everything

to the point of absurd stupidity

By:J.N.R Dutton

Warrior Poet

There’s a poet that I heard today

He had some really hard hitting things to say

Listening to him I knew I couldn’t & wouldn’t

walk away unchanged

I thought a lot of what he said was incredibly brave

I especially love that he refused to cave

To those who wanted him to shut it down

& threatened to ruin his good name

Speaking truth to power was more important to him

than any glory, fortune, or fame

By:J.N.R Dutton

Art Doesn’t Always Have To Come From Pain

It’s true that pain makes good art,

It gives us a release some days

but not all art has to be about pain

It’s time that more of us realize that again

Otherwise, we’ll only create

when our lives are circling the drain,

and constantly creating from that dark place

may be enough to drive a person insane

By:J.N.R Dutton

Tommy

Tommy spent nine months

in the deepest darkest pit

of his existence

& when he finally came out of it,

he’d had an epiphany

began to see things differently

became the man that he was meant to be

By:J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by a true story of a guy who was on the brink of death & destruction, but who survived to tell the tale & his life was turned around. His testimony really grabbed me.