He doesn’t miss the whiskey,

he doesn’t miss the wine

he’s been free of it all 28 years,

going on 29.

The day he laid the bottles down

was one of the best days of his life,

Now he helps others who are where he was,

he’s pointing them all toward the light

By: J.N.R Dutton


We all look for heroes, in real life & fantasy

One of the ones I grew up with on T.V.

was a Highland man born in the 1590’s,

who was graced w/immortality

He fought new battles every week,

the coolest thing to me, actually,

was it seemed there were no villains

he couldn’t beat, I thought having such

power & strength would really be sweet

By:J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by the fantasy “Highlander” series, the story of Duncan MacCleod of the clan MacCleod




Angel In Chains

He weeps for his daughter,

she’s an angel in chains

trying hard to kill deep seated pain

with all the wrong things

from whiskey to cocaine

He hates seeing her that way,

Shattered, and living her life in vain

He somehow feels it’s himself to blame

He tried his best to raise her right

but somewhere she lost sight of the light

He wants to rescue her from endless night

but he knows to do it, she’s got to want to fight

By:J.N.R Dutton




Make It Out Alive

Each time he stepped out

on the battle field

He couldn’t catch his breath,

Normally things didn’t rattle him

but those days he was scared to death,

He was prepared for any sacrifice

but he kept asking himself,

“Will my new bride be a widow tonight,

or will I make it out alive”?

He knew he wasn’t the only one

with such thoughts weighing on his mind,

Soldiers thinking about families

that they left behind

By: J.N.R Dutton