Piano In The Dark

Sitting in the dark,

while the piano plays

My mind taking in

every sweet sound

that it makes

It sets my creativity ablaze

In such a wonderful,

beautiful way

By:J.N.R Dutton


Jerry was a dreamer & a schemer of a man

Always coming up w/all sorts of plans

Some of his plans, they weren’t worth spit

but the thinking bulb in his mind was always lit

he’d do anything he could to get food

& make rent

from selling costume jewelry

down at the local flea market

to working rides and booths

on the carnival circuit

People were always surprised

how creative he could get

By:J.N.R Dutton

Scarlet Ribbon

Nikki wears a scarlet ribbon on her finger

in place of a wedding band

She treasures it,

reminiscing about the night

her husband John put it on her hand

At the time they couldn’t afford wedding rings,

all they had was a spool of that bright scarlet string,

so they each cut a piece of it

said “let this scarlet be a symbol of our love”

By:J.N.R Dutton





Creative Rains

Every poet has their times when they doubt

Their talents, even when others may shout

and hail them as “marvelous” or “brilliant”

We also all go through creative droughts, 

Where we may feel our reserves are out,

spent, I say this to you as a friend,

If you’re going through one now

don’t beat yourself down about it

(despite how easy that sometimes is)

The good thing about such droughts is they tend

usually to come to an end and then the creative 

rains come to refresh you again

By:J.N.R Dutton