Fresh

The poet wants to dream dreams,

and to share with others

what such things bring

To write with zeal that’s always

fresh as spring

By: J.N.R Dutton

Paths

Whatever the paths in my life

are meant to be, I’m excited

to continue to see where they will lead

I’m thankful for the ships

that haven’t sunk on me,

& the wind in my sails,

carrying my hopes & dreams

Everything in my life that’s inspiring

Keeping the fires alive in me

By:J.N.R Dutton

Bright Future

Early on in life his future was looking bright

He was a hometown star on Friday nights

His daddy said: “boy, go ahead you make me proud”

One night an injury took him down,

the boy said:

“daddy don’t you worry now, it’s not the end for me,

I’ll be back out there on the field soon, you’ll see,

I’ll continue to be all the things that we ever dreamed,

all I need is for you to not give up on me

By:J.N.R Dutton

Jerry

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

A Ticket To New Orleans

The last few dollars in his pocket

paid for a ticket to New Orleans

He went there with determination, chasing down a dream

He played harmonica, he played the guitar & piano too

He went to Louisiana cause he knew it was a mecca for the blues

He worked hard to make it, each night on stage paying his dues

Then he’d go “home” each night to a cheap

ramshackle motel room

By:J.N.R Dutton

A Dream That Won’t Fade

John had always dreamed of Broadway,

and a life upon the stage

but life took some twists & turns

that he did not anticipate

Now he’s a banker down in Georgia,

some would say he’s got it made

Still, he thinks back, as he’s approaching middle age

He’s wondering if he should try one more time

to pursue that dream that just won’t fade

By:J.N.R Dutton