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

“I Want To Be A Poet”

So one day, you sit & you say: “I want to be a poet”

It’s a beautiful goal to set, but it takes dedicated practice

to be any good at it and you’ve got to be sure

the fire of passion in your heart is fully lit

Would you still do it even if your critics threw fits?

or would you let them break your creative spirit?

By:J.N.R Dutton




I’ve always loved movies, down to my soul

I like the way the scenes flow

& all come together to make the whole

I think I’ve seen hundreds of movies,

probably so…I love that movies

can transport us in our imaginations

To places we could never otherwise go

Like to talk to John Coffey on The Green Mile

or to walk with Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road

By:J.N.R Dutton




Fulfilled Dreams

People used to ask me as a child,

What do you want to be?

When I answered them, some laughed at me

as they said, think more realistically

They clearly thought my dreams were crazy,

but here I am now at thirty three

Still creating, still an artist,  and writing poetry,

I’ve forgiven those people who didn’t believe in me

I’ll admit chasing this path hasn’t always been easy,

but even so in the end, it’s been so worthwhile to me

By: J.N.R Dutton