Living Love

She’ll say she’s “25 and holdin'”

if anybody asks her age

she’s got a heart that’s golden,

that nothing can erase

or take away

She’s always looking to brighten

someone else’s day

She’s always got a shimmering

smile on her face

she believes that living Love

can heal the deepest abyss of pain

By: J.N.R Dutton

Would It Have Made A Difference?

You put a round in a chamber

(of your heart)

It ripped through & left a hole,

ripped people’s world apart

and all through the night

try as they might, that heart

couldn’t be restarted

What drove you to it, you never said

did you think of the hearts you’d break

when they found you dead?

or did you just think nobody really Loved you?

Did you think life wasn’t fair?

Would it have made a difference,

if more people let you know they cared?

By: J.N.R Dutton

Mother Maybelle (A Poetic Tribute)

Such a talent, Mother Maybelle

That’s all that I can say,

it was raw and unpolished,

but you know what?

That’s okay

there’s such resounding beauty

in each instrument,

and every note I heard her play

By: J.N.R Dutton

Mother Maybelle was gone long before I came along,

but her talent & her songs are a beautiful legacy.

I am glad for recording technology preserving such treasure.