New Poem

In her heart he’s found
his promised land
She makes him want to be
the best man he can

He’s going to Love her strong
with every breath he draws
and hold her tight
with his two hands
as long as he can

The life they’ve built together,
Is worth all the storms they’ve weathered
and he’d gladly do it all again

By:J.N.R Dutton

A Smile Through The Tears

Rodney was raised on the highway and in the jam joints

His daddy was a picker in a Southern band

He raised Rodney with a stern but loving hand

Taught him how to play guitar, and other skills that he’d take far and wide

On the day his daddy died, Rodney he let loose and cried, held on to that casket tight for a while

Then whispered as they finally laid it low

“I don’t know how I’ll let him go, daddy thank you for all that I know, and all the Love you gave”

as a smile found it’s way to his face

By: J.N.R Dutton

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

Seattle On A Saturday

Jordan hit Seattle on a Saturday,

even though he lived a few hours away

he needed the break

from the week he’d had anyway

he met up with friends,

& they let him stay and rest up

w/them for a while…

The good times he had with them

brought fresh light to his smile

He said:

“Let’s do this again soon, okay?

when I’m headed back again this way,

& don’t worry about the coffee, I’ll pay,

you all really made my day”

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