You Can Tell (A Lot About A Man)

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his wife

Does he treat her like a doormat,

or instead like she’s among

the greatest blessings of his life?

Is he indifferent, or does he Love her w/all his might?

By: J.N.R Dutton


When life is running you ragged

Driving you to madness

It can be the simplest things

that help bring peace to your day

Sometimes the profound

Can be found in the words

that children say


“I Love You, Daddy,

Do you want to play”

It reminds us that life’s not

about working it all away

It’s about the Love that we give,

the bonds that we make

By: J.N.R Dutton

Together Forever

He’d emblazon her name on the town water tower

Pick her an arrangement of fresh, sweet, flowers

Take her to dinner & dancing for hours,

To the town, it seems now,

they’ve been together forever

When they met he went all out w/the grand

romantic gestures, and to this day

he always treats her like he’s still trying to get her,

shows her his Love in every

way within his power

By: J.N.R Dutton


An emaciated looking man of sorrows

set silently to mourn

the death of his darling bride,

In her loss, his greatest grief was born

She had been his constant companion

For a mere six years,

and for their many lost tomorrows

He wept the bitterest of tears

By: J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by the life & pain of a fellow poet,

whose wife of merely 6 years contracted & died of a lung ailment.


In the corner of a restaurant he’d been to

a hundred times before

He sat munching on his meal

when she walked in the door

He had no way of knowing then,

she’d change his life for sure

Neither one was looking for

Love or romance

but both came along anyway,

when these two gave it the chance

Amazing what can blossom,

under the right circumstance

By:J.N.R Dutton


My black friends

& white & Asian too,

and even those who dress in blue

This is a shout out to all of you

Thank you for not bowing to lunacy

Thank you for living with Love & integrity

& treating each other like family

Regardless of differences that there may be

By:J.N.R Dutton

The One

A fresh meal on the table,

fresh ribbons in her hair

She’s preparing for a date night,

soon her man will be there

This isn’t just casual,

she’s sure that he’s the one,

She’s been positive of that

now for months

As husband & wife, together,

They want to build a life

By:J.N.R Dutton