Untitled New Poem

He walked into a roadside store to buy an ice cold drink

Then walked back out to his car, drove to a park

Where he loved to just sit & think

He thought about the birds high flying

& about a good friend that he learned was dying

How sometimes life is hard but we keep trying

& how he’s sick to death of media & politicians lying

By:J.N.R Dutton

Amazing

Dusk falling down fast on the town of Big Spring

They’re freeing themselves of everything

That’s been holding them back from spreading

their wings,

They’re making a clean getaway

He’s got her heart,it makes him want to sing

& she’s got his & she’s wearing his ring

They’re both looking forward to

what their joint future will bring

Sure that it will be amazing

By:J.N.R Dutton

Restless

Jan worked nights at a general store

Worked to closing and she’d lock the doors

She was restless,

thought “there’s got to be more

to life than this”

Every day it was the same routine

She was convinced the grass would be

A little more green

elsewhere, anywhere far from there

So one night she packed her bags

Jammed her foot down on the gas

Left that town lightning fast,

with her car radio up full blast

with no intention of ever going back

Her headlights cutting through the night’s pitch black

By:J.N.R Dutton

Jerry

Jerry was a dreamer & a schemer of a man

Always coming up w/all sorts of plans

Some of his plans, they weren’t worth spit

but the thinking bulb in his mind was always lit

he’d do anything he could to get food

& make rent

from selling costume jewelry

down at the local flea market

to working rides and booths

on the carnival circuit

People were always surprised

how creative he could get

By:J.N.R Dutton

The Light In Your Smile

Tommy thought to himself “I’ve had all the lonely I can stand”

as he sat and stared out a window with a cold cup of coffee in his hand

He called up his best friend Jane, said “Can you please come by today?

she hadn’t seen him in what felt more like months than days,

Jane said “I thought you’d never ask, I’ll be there right away”

When she arrived, Tommy greeted her w/a hug

Said, “Thanks for coming by, it’s good to see you, I’m sorry it’s been a while,

and I’ve really missed the light in your smile”

By:J.N.R Dutton