Sweet Relief

I won’t let toxic baggage poison me, I’m going to live in light, Love, and liberty.

I know I can only make that decision for me, but I’ll encourage others to do likewise, it’s such a sweet relief.

By: J.N.R Dutton

Surprises (A short poetic story)

“Find a good woman and settle down” that’s the advice of everybody in town, but John, he’s still busy building his dream from the ground up, says he’s not ready, or looking yet for that kind of Love.

His parents, they worry that he’ll let it slip through his hands, because he’s too distracted with his original plans.

Nonetheless, they know it’s his life to live, they’re just there for him with all the familial Love and advice they can give.

He says “I appreciate your concern, I really do, and I respect your advice and your point of view, thank you for respecting mine too, even though I don’t think like you.”

He continues, “maybe I’ll be ready one day, if the right one comes, I promise not to turn her away…I know not everything can be planned right down to the letter, and sometimes the surprises are even better.”

By: J.N.R Dutton

1953

A jukebox in a malt shop,

playing a sweet melody,

filled an old man’s memories

as he thought back nostalgically

the year in mind was 1953

Flashback-

Two hearts were beating, nervously

young love was blooming beautifully,

and the future was a mystery

All these years on,

though his Love is long gone

He still smiles & tells their story,

says “she was the one”

By: J.N.R Dutton

Jenni & Billy Joe (Alternate Title: Rogue River)

Billy Joe went to Rogue River,

thought he was just passing through

that it wouldn’t be too long at all

before he was headed somewhere new

but he met a woman there,

her name was Jenni Sue

They grabbed each others hearts and souls,

that much they both knew

So Billy Joe made the decision to call Rogue River home

& to give up the life of a rolling stone

Every day, they were amazed at the happiness they’d found

& they were glad they had each other when the chips were down

As long as they were a team, come whatever storms life would bring,

they knew they could endure anything

By: J.N.R Dutton

Keith & Lorrie (1989)

Keith and Lorrie’s Love story

I’ve heard it many times

It came flooding back

fresh to my mind tonight

As I heard Lorrie singing in his memory,

& of what seeing him again might

be like, what I saw when I looked

into her eyes is the pain of his loss is

still fresh to her as if it were still 1989

The year Keith left this world behind

By: J.N.R Dutton

That Summer

He’s always been a little of the restless kind

Never slowing down, always running wild

if he stopped, then in the quiet of the night

he’d have so much on his mind

Like, the long hot Summer when he was 17

Down in Alabama ‘neath evergreens

That Summer he met the woman of his dreams

She stood only 5 ft. 3, her heart was pure

and her mind was keen, their Love was real

but the world got mean, tore them apart

like a scene from a Shakespearean tragedy

By: J.N.R Dutton