Warrior Poet

There’s a poet that I heard today

He had some really hard hitting things to say

Listening to him I knew I couldn’t & wouldn’t

walk away unchanged

I thought a lot of what he said was incredibly brave

I especially love that he refused to cave

To those who wanted him to shut it down

& threatened to ruin his good name

Speaking truth to power was more important to him

than any glory, fortune, or fame

By:J.N.R Dutton

Telling It Straight

When he’s got something important to say

He’s quick to tell it straight, he’s never seen much point

In being sugar frosted or fake, whether people love or hate it

He says it anyway, some people stay to listen

Others walk away, keeping his integrity

is worth any sacrifice, any price he has to pay

By: J.N.R Dutton