Old Mac

Old Mac, old buddy, you’re looking quite gray

I remember the red hair you had back in the day

It really stood out, looked like

a hot raging flame

but beyond that, you stood out

for so many other things

like the poems and music you wrote

& how your fingers danced so beautifully

across a great multitude of guitar strings

& how you kept a firm grip on the sweet

down home way you were raised

By: J.N.R Dutton

Musical Hero (Literally)

His hair has turned pure silver now

but I still recall when it was

a deep dark blackish-brown

It’s hard for me to see him growing so old

but I’m just glad he’s still around

His music more than once rescued me, seriously

by helping me out in times of misery

bringing sweet hope & wisdom to my ears

Sometimes things I desperately needed to hear

By:J.N.R Dutton

Man of Steel

Billy thought his Uncle Jack was Superman

& he wanted to be just like him

Jack, well he was tough as nails

Never backed down from anything,

never seemed to fail

Then came one battle that Jack couldn’t win

It took his life when Billy was ten

It was then Billy learned how real grief feels

but to him, Jack would always be the Man of Steel

By:J.N.R Dutton


We all look for heroes, in real life & fantasy

One of the ones I grew up with on T.V.

was a Highland man born in the 1590’s,

who was graced w/immortality

He fought new battles every week,

the coolest thing to me, actually,

was it seemed there were no villains

he couldn’t beat, I thought having such

power & strength would really be sweet

By:J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by the fantasy “Highlander” series, the story of Duncan MacCleod of the clan MacCleod




Pen Drop

I have many inspirations,

old & new ones now & then

but it’s time for a confession

There have been some fellow poets

who literally make me want to drop my pen

maybe never write a rhyme again

because sometimes I feel I’ll never be as great as them

It’s not a complaint per se, just a fair assessment

It’s an honest observation, and to them an honest compliment

By:J.N.R Dutton