This is a story of the year 1863,
An outlaw, & a judge who spared him
even though many would say
he deserved a hanging tree,
It’s a story of a man who
wouldn’t take his second chance lightly…

He’d spend the rest of his days
mending and making up for his former ways
Mercy can be a most life changing thing
By: J.N.R Dutton

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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


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


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 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