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