Poets Voices

I’ve got a hundred poets voices ringing in my head,

Many generations giving me inspiration,

Oh the living ones & the dead,

I don’t mean that they literally talk to me

That would be spooky & crazy,

but the work they put to paper, 

the work I love to read & study,

helps me & guides me

To be the best that I can be

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Instinct

What she protected fiercely wasn’t silver or gold

But something more precious, her children

Though she knew the world can be cold

She had the heart of a dragon,

a warrior’s soul

She fought with a passion

that was fiery & bold

Evil trembled in fear when

her mother’s instinct took hold

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

Love Story

People in their town always claimed

he came from the wrong side of the tracks,

and that they would surely never last

but she just knew she Loved him & he Loved her back

and they both had faith they could build a life on that

Despite those that thought their Love would go wrong

It’s 40 years on, and they’re still going strong

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Poem

I remember growing up listening to

“Jack & Diane”, “Rain On The Scarecrow”,

“Desperado” and “Simple Man”

There are so many other songs

in the soundtrack of my life

They’ll stick with me, surely,

Until the day I die

& when my time is over

& I’ve got no more seasons in the sun

I’ll leave a mutual love of music etched

In the heart of my son

J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

A Major Inspiration

I want to take a momentary break from posting poetry to tell you all about one of the things that inspires me to continue to write it. When I was a High School Sophomore, there was a certain friend of mine who said to me one day after reading some of my poetry “You really have a gift, pursue it” or something to that effect.

That stoked the fire I already had in my heart for it. I am forever grateful for the encouragement, and will continue to write poetry for as long as I am able.