Steady Hearts,Trembling Hands

They’ve got steady hearts beating,

but still trembling hands

Wondering if their Love will make it,

If they have what it demands

They’ve seen things that looked so sturdy

Go down in flames,

so if they have their doubts,

that’s what’s to blame

By:J.N.R Dutton

The Subaru

I remember daddy having an old black Subaru

That thing was a rust bucket, I’m telling you

we called it the tin can, but at least it ran

It wasn’t til years later, I began to understand

the sacrifice…

He drove it even though it was a heap,

not because he was “being cheap”

but because his money went

to doing things

like providing our food

& a warm bed to sleep in…

I’ve got appreciation & respect

for that old car, in retrospect

By: J.N.R Dutton