Correct Me If I’m Wrong

If I’m truly wrong on something,

absolutely,

correct me, that’s fine

I’d respect that so much more

than those who constantly whine

By: J.N.R Dutton

Straighten Up & Fly Right

“What’d you do this time?”

Joey’s wife asked as she cried

When she found he was doing time in jail one night

He says:

“Baby, I can’t lie, but I’d rather not specify,

I’ve put you through enough already,

and it’s eating at my heart & mind”

He further says,

“Baby, please don’t cry, I did the crime, I’ll do my time,

but I’ve learned my lesson, once I’m out again,

you’ll see a brand new man

you can count on this promise

I give you my word tonight,

I will straighten up and fly right

By: J.N.R Dutton

Keith & Lorrie (1989)

Keith and Lorrie’s Love story

I’ve heard it many times

It came flooding back

fresh to my mind tonight

As I heard Lorrie singing in his memory,

& of what seeing him again might

be like, what I saw when I looked

into her eyes is the pain of his loss is

still fresh to her as if it were still 1989

The year Keith left this world behind

By: J.N.R Dutton

Shout Out

I wanted to write this shout out

to my fellow poets

I’ve seen some say they’re having their doubts

That they have anything left worth writing about

You haven’t truly lost it, friends

Though there may be moments when

it feels like it’s gone with the wind

Don’t let your doubt win

Inspiration, it will stir in

your soul again

By: J.N.R Dutton