A Ticket To New Orleans

The last few dollars in his pocket

paid for a ticket to New Orleans

He went there with determination, chasing down a dream

He played harmonica, he played the guitar & piano too

He went to Louisiana cause he knew it was a mecca for the blues

He worked hard to make it, each night on stage paying his dues

Then he’d go “home” each night to a cheap

ramshackle motel room

By:J.N.R Dutton

Unexpected Success Story

Mark never graduated High School, not even a GED

He wasn’t on the path to success as far as anyone could see

but all that changed, in the Summer of 1983

He built a business from scratch quietly

w/scraped together money & some creativity

Despite how lazy some thought him to be

He was a hard worker, surprisingly

He just wanted to earn his way non-traditionally

By:J.N.R Dutton