Passion Uncaged

A guitar man unmatched,

a breath of fresh air in his generation

Silenced too soon,

his life is still an inspiration

Though it can’t be denied

he brought the house down

every time he’d climb on the stage

with pure & raw talent,

and passion uncaged,

He remained just a humble Texas boy

Loved the music, loved to play

Didn’t care even for a moment about world acclaim

Just using his music to touch hearts every day

By:J.N.R Dutton

The Golden Voice

Randy had a golden voice that the whole world came to know

I always loved to hear it come on the radio

When he sang a song it was about both

the heartfelt message & the show

Though his voice was robbed from him,

by a stroke a few years ago

He’s fighting tooth & nail to recover,

even though progress is slow

By:J.N.R Dutton

Conscience Cry

The soul is always weeping

when the wrong lines are crossed

and we don’t always realize

til it’s too late just what we’ve lost

Tell me now, if you will,

how many stop to count the cost?

Do you go to bed at night

with your conscience clean & clear,

or do you try to silence it

because guilt eats at you,

and it is too painful to hear?

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

Wild & Free

He never learned or cared much about

the formal rigid rules of poetry

He had more of a “Dead Poets” thing going,

writing from the heart, about his life,

& dreams, letting his mind run wild & free

& occasionally, he hit on a cool rhyme scheme

By: J.N.R Dutton

The “Dead Poets” referenced in this poem is the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society” starring the late great Robin Williams as maverick teacher John Keating