In early grade school I remember

having a school assembly

Where my class was informed

we lost a kid named Anthony

All these years later,

I don’t know why it stuck w/me

Except it was one of my earliest

experiences of tragedy

I never got to meet him, thinking back I wish I did

they say he jumped or fell from a railroad bridge,

There were rumors of intentional suicide,

but if so, I’ve got to wonder, what could drive a kid?

By:J.N.R Dutton

Lived & Loved

In a quiet church yard rose garden,

a woman knelt and gently wept

Remembering her husband

and the one promise that he hadn’t kept

For thirty years they Lived & Loved,

together they’d been dreaming of

Spending their golden years hand in hand,

but then his illness came

& sadly it stole away that plan

but when she looks back on the time that they got

She smiles & thinks she couldn’t have had a better man

By:J.N.R Dutton

Man of Steel

Billy thought his Uncle Jack was Superman

& he wanted to be just like him

Jack, well he was tough as nails

Never backed down from anything,

never seemed to fail

Then came one battle that Jack couldn’t win

It took his life when Billy was ten

It was then Billy learned how real grief feels

but to him, Jack would always be the Man of Steel

By:J.N.R Dutton

Tribute To Robin Williams

Robin was a funny man, a genuine comedy star,

Always out to make others laugh,

He took it seriously and worked pretty hard

but unbeknownst to all of us, our favorite clown was suffering

In his final days he was ill,

and because of it his mind was failing

Thousands are still in shock, over the death of that comedy king

By:J.N.R Dutton

Chris Farley

Chris Farley was a comedic Master

He could make people howl w/laughter

Many knew him on stage as the clown

and the wild man about town

but he never could quite beat his demons

Gluttony and drugs were his biggest weakness’

The end result was tragedy, his is a cautionary tale

for you & me, by the age of thirty three

He went on to eternity

By: J.N.R Dutton