Danny

Danny’s been on the road for a week, he stops off at a truck stop to park for a night & speak to his young son on a video chat & tell him where he’s been and where he’s at.

His son says excitedly:

“Daddy, Daddy, when are you coming home again”? Danny says, “I’ll be there soon, buddy. Give your mama a hug for me, & smile, it’s just a few more miles. They’ll go by fast, you’ll see.”

By: J.N.R Dutton

To Be Back Home Again (Alternate Title: Homesick)

Oh he’d love to be back home again

He hasn’t seen his family

Since he can’t remember when

He talks to his mama every day

but both of them agree

that it’s just not quite the same

His grandma’s getting up there now in years

When he thinks how much he misses her

He can’t help but shed a tear

He hopes he’ll get back home before she’s gone

but he knows that might be wishful thinking

that he can’t count on…

By: J.N.R Dutton

Pocket Change For A Picture Show

A great Houston poet loves singing the blues

remembers playing in Texas mud

without any shoes

getting that grit up between his toes

& paying merely pocket change for a picture show

He says “Man oh, Man, that was so

many, many years ago”

& his face lights up in the brightest glow

By: J.N.R Dutton