Untitled (Poem)

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One of my most well known poems, written a couple years back.

Untitled Poem

I wrote this a long time ago, originally intended as part of a song.

 

He hides secrets with white lies

Secrets that leave his soul to cry

He fights for every breath each day

Just to stay alive

He hides his pain with “I’m alright”

Knowing no one can see 

inside his heart & mind

When his tears fall, 

they fall in spades

Truth is he wants 

to break his chains

If he could only find a way

By: J.N.R Dutton

Name Dropping (Poem)

In “Country” music today
There are so many
fakes and flakes

They’re playing games
and getting paid
for name dropping

They name drop the legends,
Like Jennings, Cash and Jones
but who they were?

They wouldn’t even know

They are transparent,
Their insincerity shows
they show little respect
for down home country soul

By: J.N.R Dutton

Johnny Cash (Poem)

He was a singer

A great guitar ringer

but who he was

went so much deeper

than that

He was often a poet

Sometimes a preacher

Some just called him

the man in black

Though he’s been gone now

For a few long years

his life made a permanent impact

This is a tribute to one of my heroes

The unforgettable Johnny Cash

By:J.N.R Dutton

Saving Grace

He’s thinking of suicide
As the needle hits his vein
Sometimes it seems life’s beauty
Is outweighed by the pain

But then he hears a sweet whisper
despite the haze that’s hit his brain
The voice says
“let me help you, child
You’re going to be ok”

©J.N.R Dutton,2019

I wrote this back in May 2019

One caring person who reaches out to someone hurting may save a life.

 

The Merry Go Round

One of my old poems

All his so called “jobs” have been for peanuts
Nothing quite working out like he planned
Now he’s back to the drawing board again
He tries to hide his frustration
But when everything feels like it’s in vain
It really feels like he’s stuck on a merry go round
or worse, the crazy train

©J.N.R Dutton,2019