(In Memory of) Naioka Gray

I can’t stand to read tributes

on your Facebook page

Reminding me constantly you’re gone,

something I can’t change

I can only hope & pray

you’re in Loving angels’ embrace

You’re missed more than I can ever say

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

Untitled Poem

I wrote this a long time ago, originally intended as part of a song.

He hides secrets with “white lies”

Secrets that leave his soul to cry

He fights for every breath each day

Just to stay alive

He hides his pain with “I’m alright”

Knowing no one can see 

inside his heart & mind

When his tears fall, 

they fall in spades

Truth is he wants 

to break his chains

If he could only find a way

By: J.N.R Dutton

Saving Grace

He’s thinking of suicide
As the needle hits his vein
Sometimes it seems life’s beauty
Is outweighed by the pain

But then he hears a sweet whisper
despite the haze that’s hit his brain
The voice says
“let me help you, child
You’re going to be ok”

©J.N.R Dutton,2019

I wrote this back in May 2019

One caring person who reaches out to someone hurting may save a life.