Straighten Up & Fly Right

“What’d you do this time?”

Joey’s wife asked as she cried

When she found he was doing time in jail one night

He says:

“Baby, I can’t lie, but I’d rather not specify,

I’ve put you through enough already,

and it’s eating at my heart & mind”

He further says,

“Baby, please don’t cry, I did the crime, I’ll do my time,

but I’ve learned my lesson, once I’m out again,

you’ll see a brand new man

you can count on this promise

I give you my word tonight,

I will straighten up and fly right

By: J.N.R Dutton

Untitled New Poem

A young man sitting quietly,

sorting through his memories

Everything, from the straight forward,

to the fragmented & the strange

Some are very old,

some still fresh as a new spring

He doesn’t dwell long, on the things

that he can’t change,

just takes what he can from them,

the lessons that they bring

uses them as he starts a new day,

with fresh opportunity

By:J.N.R Dutton

Lessons

People are inspired to walk straighter when they’re responsible 

for guiding another soul because they don’t want to cause that soul

to stumble into a dark hole

Parents should always guide children in Love, Discipline & Truth

It’s the best thing to do, guaranteed, absolute

That’s the wisdom I’ve learned, and I share it with you

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willie & The “Hobo”

His old coat was worn & ragged, and so were the shoes on his feet

He lived in a box on a sidewalk, it was his only shelter from the streets

He never had two nickels to rub together, never knew the next time he would eat

Most people who saw him, they just passed him by

Guess they couldn’t stand such a pitiful sight

but a young man named Willie thought to himself

“I can’t ignore this poor man’s plight

If it were me, & I were in need

I’d want someone to do me right”

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

Prodigal Son

Jay will be back home

again in Texas

Three hours from now

Going back to see his daddy

Down in Houston town

He hasn’t seen him in ages

Cause they had a falling out

But it’s too late to ask forgiveness,

cause they’re putting him in the ground

J.N.R Dutton

Love your loved ones while you’ve got them, and be quick to forgive…because only the Lord knows how long we’ve all got to live on this planet. Every heartbeat is a gift, never take it for granted.