Have To Take A Stand

If the land of the free is to survive

These chaotic troubled times

People have to take a stand

For what they know is right

They can’t be on the sidelines,

can’t sit on the fence,

Saying “it’s someone else’s problem”

and wallowing in willful ignorance

By:J.N.R Dutton

66,000

There are 66,000 homeless people now on the streets of L.A.

I learned that fact earlier today, and I’ve got a few things to say

It’s a pity, it’s a shame, how reckless policies have ruined the state

of California

A man I know is making his Exodus, and I’m glad he is,

that he chose not to stay

California needs drastic, intelligent change

By:J.N.R Dutton

Very Good Man

He’s pushing seventy now, but he’s still tough as nails

Never lets anyone treat him like he’s any kind of frail

& you can bet that if he sees something wrong

He’ll call it out strong, in the words of his songs

While many others were using music just to entertain

& amuse, he’s always taken a stand for the downtrodden,

for the broken, the abused

By:J.N.R Dutton

A tribute to a special fellow poet/lyricist, and a very good man

Mental Health

When someone is clearly in cognitive/

mental health decline

It does them no favors to turn a blind eye

& pretend everything is fine

 Even if you’re doing it just to be polite

It’s still not alright

By:J.N.R Dutton

Some people are afraid to address mental health issues because they don’t want to be “offensive” but if you know someone struggling w/a cognitive impairment, it NEEDS to be addressed, & if possible treated.