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

Straighten Up & Fly Right

“What’d you do this time?”

Joey’s wife asked as she cried

When she found he was doing time in jail one night

He says:

“Baby, I can’t lie, but I’d rather not specify,

I’ve put you through enough already,

and it’s eating at my heart & mind”

He further says,

“Baby, please don’t cry, I did the crime, I’ll do my time,

but I’ve learned my lesson, once I’m out again,

you’ll see a brand new man

you can count on this promise

I give you my word tonight,

I will straighten up and fly right

By: J.N.R Dutton

Stories

An old man nearing his

Earthly journey’s end

He’s got a multitude of stories

about the places that he’s been

He’d write them down if he could

muster the strength to lift a pen

Given the opportunity, he’d live

all his adventures again

& all he’s really wanting at this point

is a friend willing to listen

By: J.N.R Dutton

Jonathan

Jonathan grew up in the 1980’s and ’90’s, a typical suburbanite

He loved watching “The Wonder Years” when it came on Nick @ Nite

and he dreamed of playing music in Memphis & Nashville

Those neon city lights they shined so bright

He hasn’t forgotten

the dreams he dreamed back then

but he’s got such sweetness in his life now

and it’s so much more precious to him

By: J.N.R Dutton