My Heart’s Delight

Through blistering Summers or frozen Winter chill, I know you love me now and you always will

You don’t even always need to say it, I can see it in your eyes
When our memories have faded, when more years have flown by, as long as I’m drawing breath, I’ll still be at your side

You, my beloved are my heart’s delight.

By: J.N.R Dutton

(For Courtney, with my loving devotion)

A Decade Along, Still Going Strong

Ten years married together and they’re still going strong, all the good times are on their minds more than the times that have gone wrong

He still loves to hold her while they relax late each night, to see the smile on her face, and their future’s looking bright

The family they’ve built together, they wouldn’t trade for all the world, it’s worth more than all that glitters, it’s more precious than diamonds or pearls.

By:J.N.R Dutton

Whatever It Takes (Poetic Story)

An old man with a wandering glow in his eye, looks deep into the eyes of his still loving wife. Have they been together 40 years, or is it 45? He can’t remember most of the time.

His mind has crippled with age. It’s often like a book that someone’s taken and blurred out or crumpled the pages, but she’s still grateful for the days, when his memory finds it’s way back on occasion, and he smiles at her in sweet recognition.

As is true Love’s fashion, with all her heart & zealous passion, she says “he’s my other half whom I’ll never forsake, in sickness & health was the promise I made, and I’ll keep that promise to our dying days, come whatever may, whatever it takes.”

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

To The Depths

She knows him to the depths,

She even often knows what he’s going to say

before it ever leaves his lips,

He knows her the same,

With every heartbeat, every kiss,

every breath,

They never fail to take each other’s away

When the time comes & they’re looking back,

When their youth is gone in a flash,

When they are old & gray,

They’ll still hold each other close,

in joy till their dying days

By:J.N.R Dutton