How It’s Done

Poetry doesn’t always need to be serious

It can be sassy, snarky, a little bit of fun

I’ve heard some about everything

from baking country hams,

to werewolves in London

Thanks, Cledus T., & Warren Zevon

for showing us all how it’s done

By: J.N.R Dutton

Wild & Free

He never learned or cared much about

the formal rigid rules of poetry

He had more of a “Dead Poets” thing going,

writing from the heart, about his life,

& dreams, letting his mind run wild & free

& occasionally, he hit on a cool rhyme scheme

By: J.N.R Dutton

The “Dead Poets” referenced in this poem is the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society” starring the late great Robin Williams as maverick teacher John Keating

 

Jimmy & Johnny

The leaves on the trees are already showing

the Autumn hues

The air’s getting cooler but Jimmy &

Johnny are still running around without any shoes

They’re a rambunctious pair, it’s fair to say

Wild & crazy they love to play, like children do

Jimmy & Johnny stay outside until dark,

until they see street lights,

playing like they do really works up

a monstrous appetite

By then, John’s mama is yelling:

“it’s dinnertime, come in & get washed up”

they both rush home to scarf it down,

like they just can’t get enough

By:J.N.R Dutton