Nightmare

A man awakens, sweating in his bed,

thinking of a burning lava river flowing,

running deep & orange-red

that’s what he sees in

the nightmare vision in his head

By: J.N.R Dutton

Stubborn Streak

John he was a dreamer, from an early age

had grit, and a stubborn streak five miles long

anyone would say,

Bound & determined,

worked his fingers til they bled

got barely a few hours of sleep each night

Said: “I’ll sleep more when I’m dead”

He plowed on full steam ahead

rarely looking back

When his dreams came to fruition,

and anybody asked,

if it was worth the sacrifices along the way

He’d just grin, and say “Oh, yeah”

By: J.N.R Dutton

Jonathan

Jonathan grew up in the 1980’s and ’90’s, a typical suburbanite

He loved watching “The Wonder Years” when it came on Nick @ Nite

and he dreamed of playing music in Memphis & Nashville

Those neon city lights they shined so bright

He hasn’t forgotten

the dreams he dreamed back then

but he’s got such sweetness in his life now

and it’s so much more precious to him

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