Leland Jack

Leland Jack’s on his way back home finally

He’s been on the road driving rigs way too long,

and he’s gotten so weary,

He says “One last supper from a sack is about all that I can stand”

By 6 a. m. he’ll be eating homemade biscuits with his wife Diane, and it will be grand

By: J.N.R Dutton

Treasured Days

A little man gets so excited, says

“I’m hanging w/daddy today !!!”

It’s so great to see the innocence,

the happiness & light upon his face

as they laugh & play

These are precious, priceless,

beautiful treasured days

It won’t be long until they’re gone

measured only in Love,dreams,

& memories

Time’s always rushing on it’s way it seems

So, they’re living right in the moment,

holding it tight and that’s okay

By: J.N.R Dutton


Danny’s been on the road for a week, he stops off at a truck stop to park for a night & speak to his young son on a video chat & tell him where he’s been and where he’s at.

His son says excitedly:

“Daddy, Daddy, when are you coming home again”? Danny says, “I’ll be there soon, buddy. Give your mama a hug for me, & smile, it’s just a few more miles. They’ll go by fast, you’ll see.”

By: J.N.R Dutton

To Be Back Home Again (Alternate Title: Homesick)

Oh he’d love to be back home again

He hasn’t seen his family

Since he can’t remember when

He talks to his mama every day

but both of them agree

that it’s just not quite the same

His grandma’s getting up there now in years

When he thinks how much he misses her

He can’t help but shed a tear

He hopes he’ll get back home before she’s gone

but he knows that might be wishful thinking

that he can’t count on…

By: J.N.R Dutton

Quick As A Flash (aka Old Pontiac)

It was a two tone blue

hand me down Pontiac
a couple decades old
with a windshield crack

To other people it may have looked like trash but it was the last gift that Eddy got from his dad

It brought to mind memories of time he’ll never get back, and that old thing still drove quick as a flash

By: J.N.R Dutton

The Emergency

Young man frantically knocks on his neighbor’s door

says: “My phone is dead, may I use yours?,

I’ve got an emergency call that I need to make”

Neighbor says “Sure, right this way”

As the neighbor hears the call, his heart starts to break

The young man says: “get someone here, without delay, my wife’s not okay,

and we’ve got a baby on the way!”

Dispatcher says:

“Sir, I’m sending someone now

best thing you can do is to calm down,

you’re doing nobody good freaking out that way,

but I promise you, okay,

We’ll do our best to take care of her & the baby

By: J.N.R Dutton