A Tribute To SRV

Stevie Ray was a guitar player

He played wild raw Texas blues

He poured his heart & soul into it

Spent years paying his dues

They say he played like a man on fire

& if you saw him, you know it’s true

His music seemed to flow so naturally

He played in ways no one else could do

Just when his star shined the brightest though

He was gone way too soon

By:J.N.R Dutton

Living The Dream-New Poem

She spent her whole life

chasing down dreams

Experienced a lot of broken hearts

& guitar strings

but she found her victory

Thriving on lyrics

and sweet melodies 

Letting her heart soar

Letting her voice ring

All the naysayers

That tried to shut her down

Are all in awe, saying “look at her now”

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

Music Therapy (Poetry)

I’ll tell you something that really helps me

Music as therapy,

I love how music can soothe the soul

When you’re feeling down & empty

It can really fill the hole

Whatever you’re dealing with,

just take your music off the shelf

It can say things for you

when you can’t express them yourself

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsy (The Music Man)

Seems like he’s spent

most of his life on the highway

He’s part poet, part modern day gypsy

He was born to roam

he couldn’t even tell you

the last time he was home

He’s got people that love him,

people that miss him

It’s not always easy,

sometimes it’s straight up lonely

but every night he hits the stage

playing his songs

it sends a thrill through him

when he hears people sing along

In his life he’s traveled thousands of miles

If his music really touches a soul once in a while

that to him is what makes it all worthwhile

By: J.N.R Dutton

Name Dropping (Poem)

In “Country” music today
There are so many
fakes and flakes

They’re playing games
and getting paid
for name dropping

They name drop the legends,
Like Jennings, Cash and Jones
but who they were?

They wouldn’t even know

They are transparent,
Their insincerity shows
they show little respect
for down home country soul

By: J.N.R Dutton

Johnny Cash (Poem)

He was a singer

A great guitar ringer

but who he was

went so much deeper

than that

He was often a poet

Sometimes a preacher

Some just called him

the man in black

Though he’s been gone now

For a few long years

his life made a permanent impact

This is a tribute to one of my heroes

The unforgettable Johnny Cash

By:J.N.R Dutton