Blood of The Soul

When you’ve had about all you can take

When you’re feeling your heart break

Crying isn’t weak

There are things that cut so deep

They leave an indelible hole

I’ve often heard it said 

that tears are the blood of the soul

J.N.R Dutton





Untitled Poem

Writing poetry is something

That often comes easy to me

Whether just telling a story

or pouring out my deeply held feelings

Even if sometimes those feelings

can be heavy, dark & frightening

When I write, I often feel my burdens


You see, it’s a form of therapy

and whatever I’m facing

I know there are people

who can relate to me

By: J.N.R Dutton






Living The Dream-New Poem

She spent her whole life

chasing down dreams

Experienced a lot of broken hearts

& guitar strings

but she found her victory

Thriving on lyrics

and sweet melodies 

Letting her heart soar

Letting her voice ring

All the naysayers

That tried to shut her down

Are all in awe, saying “look at her now”

By: J.N.R Dutton



New Poem

Sometimes I just don’t know

what to do or what to say

I still have my faith,

but it’s sometimes hard

For me to face some days

There’s an old song that talks about

Not knowing which way to pray,

Oh, I’ve been there, 

but I’ve got to believe

That God knows my heart

and knows my prayers,

even the things

I can’t quite articulate

By: J.N.R Dutton




In Memory of Naioka Gray (Part 2)

I always thought you had the strength

of a thousand warriors inside you

but even so it seems your pain

Finally became too much for you

If I could talk to you now

I’d tell you this, because it’s true

Since you’re gone it’s like

a part of me has died too 

In my heart there will always be

A sacred place for you

By: J.N.R Dutton