I’ve heard success stories of people

raised in ghettos

who have escaped it,

risen to the top

because they worked their tails off

come hell or high water

they refused to be stopped

By:J.N.R Dutton

Unexpected Success Story

Mark never graduated High School, not even a GED

He wasn’t on the path to success as far as anyone could see

but all that changed, in the Summer of 1983

He built a business from scratch quietly

w/scraped together money & some creativity

Despite how lazy some thought him to be

He was a hard worker, surprisingly

He just wanted to earn his way non-traditionally

By:J.N.R Dutton

Taking Off Like A Rocket

His art and rhymes taking off like a rocket

Putting a little scratch in his pocket

He believes greed makes people act the fool

but he will admit green can be a helpful tool

Keeps a roof over his family’s head,

keeps them all fed

buys a cup of coffee & a loaf of bread,

at least he’s not lying homeless, or in a gutter dead

By: J.N.R Dutton


Fruit of His Labors

After years & years of struggling,

the fruit of his labors are rolling in

Everybody he knows, is cheering him,

saying, “man, you finally made it big”

He says “yeah that’s true” with a huge Texas grin

Sometimes, people ask him:

“what’s it like being

an overnight sensation”

and he breaks into a laughing fit

every time he hears it,

He says:

“this was a marathon, not a sprint

& you don’t know the time, the blood,

or the tears I spent, man, I’ll tell you this,

calling me an overnight sensation 

really cheapens it”

By: J.N.R Dutton








Advice To Succeed/Work,Sweat, and Bleed

If someone is going to succeed, they need to be willing,

to work, sweat, & bleed in order to give their dreams wings

to take flight on…

They shouldn’t do things just to cash in

or because they’re in fashion,

instead, they should find

their calling, their passion

By: J.N.R Dutton