A Great Divide

A certain group put on a guise,

dressed up like angels of light

or gallant knights

Pretended they were so concerned,

for black people’s civil rights

but in the end, it was a grift

and it turned out, they lied

to take advantage of tragedies

for their own gain

and cause a great divide

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 left a note that 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


I’ve spoken out against the so called “woke” before

Explaining & clarifying my position

at this point has become a chore

There are two different common usages of the word

I’ve heard, especially lately

One is being aware and concerned w/genuine

troubling issues in society

as I’ve mentioned THAT’S fine by me

but another involves whining, lunacy,

and pushing and pandering to a victimhood mentality

and THAT’S the one I’ll keep challenging, unapologetically

By: J.N.R Dutton

Warrior Poet

There’s a poet that I heard today

He had some really hard hitting things to say

Listening to him I knew I couldn’t & wouldn’t

walk away unchanged

I thought a lot of what he said was incredibly brave

I especially love that he refused to cave

To those who wanted him to shut it down

& threatened to ruin his good name

Speaking truth to power was more important to him

than any glory, fortune, or fame

By:J.N.R Dutton