Whatever It Takes (Poetic Story)

An old man with a wandering glow in his eye, looks deep into the eyes of his still loving wife. Have they been together 40 years, or is it 45? He can’t remember most of the time.

His mind has crippled with age. It’s often like a book that someone’s taken and blurred out or crumpled the pages, but she’s still grateful for the days, when his memory finds it’s way back on occasion, and he smiles at her in sweet recognition.

As is true Love’s fashion, with all her heart & zealous passion, she says “he’s my other half whom I’ll never forsake, in sickness & health was the promise I made, and I’ll keep that promise to our dying days, come whatever may, whatever it takes.”

By: J.N.R Dutton

Surprises (A short poetic story)

“Find a good woman and settle down” that’s the advice of everybody in town, but John, he’s still busy building his dream from the ground up, says he’s not ready, or looking yet for that kind of Love.

His parents, they worry that he’ll let it slip through his hands, because he’s too distracted with his original plans.

Nonetheless, they know it’s his life to live, they’re just there for him with all the familial Love and advice they can give.

He says “I appreciate your concern, I really do, and I respect your advice and your point of view, thank you for respecting mine too, even though I don’t think like you.”

He continues, “maybe I’ll be ready one day, if the right one comes, I promise not to turn her away…I know not everything can be planned right down to the letter, and sometimes the surprises are even better.”

By: J.N.R Dutton

1953

A jukebox in a malt shop,

playing a sweet melody,

filled an old man’s memories

as he thought back nostalgically

the year in mind was 1953

Flashback-

Two hearts were beating, nervously

young love was blooming beautifully,

and the future was a mystery

All these years on,

though his Love is long gone

He still smiles & tells their story,

says “she was the one”

By: J.N.R Dutton

All Good To Me

Decided to return a bit earlier than originally planned, did enjoy my short break though.

Judy was a South Memphis dream

She was a High School beauty queen

Raised by a daddy with a stern and heavy hand

Who never seemed to understand

the things on her heart

or the life she planned

or why she so fervently

Loved a boy in a band

She said, “Daddy, how can I make you see,

that Jay Loves & wants the best for me?”

Her daddy said: “precious girl, I just worry,

I want for your life only sweetness and beauty,

I can’t say I’ll ever understand what you see,

but if he truly Loves you, then all good to me”

By: J.N.R Dutton

Profound

When life is running you ragged

Driving you to madness

It can be the simplest things

that help bring peace to your day

Sometimes the profound

Can be found in the words

that children say

Like:

“I Love You, Daddy,

Do you want to play”

It reminds us that life’s not

about working it all away

It’s about the Love that we give,

the bonds that we make

By: J.N.R Dutton

Together Forever

He’d emblazon her name on the town water tower

Pick her an arrangement of fresh, sweet, flowers

Take her to dinner & dancing for hours,

To the town, it seems now,

they’ve been together forever

When they met he went all out w/the grand

romantic gestures, and to this day

he always treats her like he’s still trying to get her,

shows her his Love in every

way within his power

By: J.N.R Dutton

Blossom

In the corner of a restaurant he’d been to

a hundred times before

He sat munching on his meal

when she walked in the door

He had no way of knowing then,

she’d change his life for sure

Neither one was looking for

Love or romance

but both came along anyway,

when these two gave it the chance

Amazing what can blossom,

under the right circumstance

By:J.N.R Dutton