String of Words

Some people can string together a thousand words

of the most beautiful poetry ever heard

but what matters the most to me,

is do they write from the heart

With sincerity?

By:J.N.R Dutton

The Golden Voice

Randy had a golden voice that the whole world came to know

I always loved to hear it come on the radio

When he sang a song it was about both

the heartfelt message & the show

Though his voice was robbed from him,

by a stroke a few years ago

He’s fighting tooth & nail to recover,

even though progress is slow

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

 

New Poem

Sometimes I just don’t know

what to do or what to say

I still have my faith,

but it’s sometimes hard

For me to face some days

There’s an old song that talks about

Not knowing which way to pray,

Oh, I’ve been there, 

but I’ve got to believe

That God knows my heart

and knows my prayers,

even the things

I can’t quite articulate

By: J.N.R Dutton