Queen of Country Music

Make your way through the gates at a certain estate
Through the ranch house doors,
Make your way to the parlor,

There’s a guitar laying there
It belongs to a legendary songstress,

Lyricist, poet

If I mentioned her name, you’d surely know it
Listening to her sing, verse by verse, word by word
Is one of the most beautiful things
that could ever be heard

She’s old now, but that’s okay,
When it’s her time to go & she passes away
She’ll be remembered well for paving the way
For her musical sisters & the songs they play

She kicked down doors, ruffled feathers, rattled cages
To give opportunity to succeed
, to women of all ages

By:J.N.R Dutton

One Word @ A Time

“How do you write and read a eulogy

for a friend whom you hold dear,

and hold on to your composure

when you want to shed your tears?…

Tell me now, I beg of you”

the young man was heard to say

So soft and so sweetly, the answer to him came:

“One word at a time, dear one,

with a few prayers along the way”

By: J.N.R Dutton



Double-Wide In Dallas

He has a paid for double-wide in Dallas,

and he’s happy as he can be

Meanwhile, she’s paying a fortune on a rented

“palace”and crying herself to sleep

She thought she would be happy,

leaving his simple world behind,

she was seduced by things shiny & bright

but she would give all the “luxury” back

to be in his arms tonight

By: J.N.R Dutton