Pocket Change For A Picture Show

A great Houston poet loves singing the blues

remembers playing in Texas mud

without any shoes

getting that grit up between his toes

& paying merely pocket change for a picture show

He says “Man oh, Man, that was so

many, many years ago”

& his face lights up in the brightest glow

By: J.N.R Dutton

Glad To Have It Again

For too long, he’d let himself slide

slacked off on his exercise

but recently he’s started

to get back in the swing

of things

His muscles ached and screamed,

but he knows he’s alive

by the brutal but beautiful burn

that he feels inside

He’s got energy like he did

as a kid,

he thought that was long gone

like a lost friend

but he’s glad to have it again

By: J.N.R Dutton

Julie & Jack

Julie ran into Jack today,

outside a small cafe

long ago she’d moved away,

something they’d both hated

but now she was back again

There was a time,

they both remembered when

they were inseparable,

the best of friends

As they looked into each others faces

there were things there time can’t erase

Like the bright shining light of Love

that never faded

By: J.N.R Dutton

Like She Did Back Then

She cries her tears in secret each night

thinking back on another time

when she was one of

the greatest joys of his life

she’s at a loss now, so confused

these days their lives seem so out of tune

with each other….and she’s gotten

to thinking, about what she’d do,

what she’d give

to light up his world like that again

like she did back then

By: J.N.R Dutton