For Daddy

Ever since my childhood’s hour,

You stood toe to toe, with things I’ll never know, to keep me safe and I thank you for it

Thank you, is the best that I can muster, even though I think I owe you so much more.

Daddy you were one of my first heroes, you taught me what it was to be a man

I will never have it perfect, but even so,

I’ll keep in mind and hold tight to your example, and do the best I can

By: J.N.R Dutton

Helping My Old Man

I remember as a young kid painting houses some days

& sanding down wood while the hot sun would blaze

I even remember laying tile, got the glue on my hands

I was just thrilled to be helping out my old man

By:J.N.R Dutton

Inspired by memories of doing light assistant work on my father’s rental properties as a kid.

It proved to me that even w/my physical ailment, I could still be productive, which I think was the point, but more than that I liked just the time w/him.