Willing

Would you put your life

on the line for another?

A sister, a stranger, a brother?

We ought to be willing

Love is selfless, sacrificing

By:J.N.R Dutton

Delia

Delia was a young girl, born in a city near the Rio Grande

Her Daddy was an agricultural man, Always just doing the best he can

By the time Delia was eight years old, She joined him working her time away

Hardly had the chance to go to school, barely rested or even played

She worked hard, sweating in the heat

but oh, she never complained,

She had callouses on her hands, blisters on her feet

She would do anything she could

To help her family make ends meet

By:J.N.R Dutton

Coming Home To Stay

Thirty thousand feet above the ground

Staring out a window, looking down

Flying over the Astrodome,

he can’t wait to get back home,

It seems his family always ends up waiting there,

cause he’s got another deal to make elsewhere,

He told them, “This time I’m coming home to stay, I swear”

He has flashbacks of his daughter, at four years old,

w/pink ribbons in her hair

now she’s graduating college & he wants to be there

He knows her growing up without him hasn’t been fair

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

Make It Out Alive

Each time he stepped out

on the battle field

He couldn’t catch his breath,

Normally things didn’t rattle him

but those days he was scared to death,

He was prepared for any sacrifice

but he kept asking himself,

“Will my new bride be a widow tonight,

or will I make it out alive”?

He knew he wasn’t the only one

with such thoughts weighing on his mind,

Soldiers thinking about families

that they left behind

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

The Subaru

I remember daddy having an old black Subaru

That thing was a rust bucket, I’m telling you

we called it the tin can, but at least it ran

It wasn’t til years later, I began to understand

the sacrifice…

He drove it even though it was a heap,

not because he was “being cheap”

but because his money went

to doing things

like providing our food

& a warm bed to sleep in…

I’ve got appreciation & respect

for that old car, in retrospect

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

Memorial Day

Memorial day is to remember

Those soldiers who answered the call

but who never made it home alive

who bravely gave their all

It’s not about a three day weekend

It’s not about BBQ’s with drinks over ice

Though those things are nice…

It’s about those who gave

the ultimate sacrifice

By: J.N.R Dutton

Greater love hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13