It’s Not A Contest

The way one poet’s thoughts are expressed

will naturally be different from the next

Though we all strive to be our best

Remember, poetry is not actually a contest

By: J.N.R Dutton

Pages

Successfully got my ISP switched over, glad to be back you all!

I hope life’s been treating you all well

I’d love to gather w/my readers

& sit for a spell, just chilling out

Listening to any stories you may

have to tell

As for me, I got a new book of poetry

for my anniversary, it’s a pretty neat read

You’d know the poet if I wrote his name

His work’s been around for ages

It can be pretty inspiring

Watching a fellow poet bleed their feelings out

onto reams & reams of pages

By: J.N.R Dutton

Masculine Tears

Many men were raised up in a time

Where a man ever crying was largely seen

in a sense as a crime that undermined

their masculinity

They were called a sissy or a pantywaist

Humiliated and disgraced

Now, petty whining, I don’t advocate

but sometimes a man crying DOES have it’s place

like if he’s dealing w/a broken heart

if his home & family are falling apart

There’s no shame in expressing grief and pain

it doesn’t make him weak or lame

By: J.N.R Dutton

Music Therapy (Poetry)

I’ll tell you something that really helps me

Music as therapy,

I love how music can soothe the soul

When you’re feeling down & empty

It can really fill the hole

Whatever you’re dealing with,

just take your music off the shelf

It can say things for you

when you can’t express them yourself

By:J.N.R Dutton