Hellfire and Rain

They lost a child, in 1993, it shattered the family

You know they tried to ease their pain

but nothing was ever quite the same

When they laid him in the grave

they hadn’t even picked his name

Feels like they’ve been through hellfire and rain

Everything that could go wrong,

seems like it’s come their way

Yet somewhere, they find the strength

to carry on just one more day

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

The Mask

We all know someone like this

He puts on a mask, a confident charismatic charade

Every day, that says he’s got it together,that he’s

got it made but if you took even the dull edge of a blade

and cut it away, peeled back the disguise

I can tell you what you’d find, something anyone

can relate to and recognize… a man struggling

with pain, wrestling with his own mind,

He won’t tell you of the many nights he’s cried

Afraid to tell anyone what he’s dealing with

or feeling inside

By: J.N.R Dutton