The Journalist

A journalist on a deadline,

needs 1,500 words before

the next issue goes out

His only problem is not knowing

what those words should be about

So out he goes investigating

far from his own side of town

Looking for the things that no one else

has the courage to write down

By:J.N.R Dutton

Petals

About how one person’s trash is another’s treasure

flower petals scattered round

on a crowded Mexican street,

People en masse

passing by,

trampling them under their feet

Til a woman begins gathering them up,

working in the bitter Mexican heat

She takes them home and affixes them

to a canvas, arranged so beautifully & neat

She adds a special sealant,

to set them permanently,

Then sells her petal collage @ a market

To get her family food to eat

By:J.N.R Dutton

Traveler

A traveler wandering wearily,

seeking a place to rest his head

Stopping @ a roadside inn,

the innkeeper said:

“Sorry my friend,

The inn hasn’t got a spare bed,

but if you’re willing to wait a minute

I’ll fix up my personal couch instead,

I don’t want you out in the cold tonight,

you could easily end up dead”

As the innkeeper

was about to depart

The traveler thanked him,

from the bottom of his heart

By:J.N.R Dutton