Truth (Poem)

The more I grew

the more I realized

I’d rather hear harsh truth

than gentle lies

Truth ultimately

sets captives free

and helps those in darkness

to see light

By:J.N.R Dutton

 

 

In Memory of Naioka Gray (Part 2)

I always thought you had the strength

of a thousand warriors inside you

but even so it seems your pain

Finally became too much for you

If I could talk to you now

I’d tell you this, because it’s true

Since you’re gone it’s like

a part of me has died too 

In my heart there will always be

A sacred place for you

By: J.N.R Dutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name Dropping (Poem)

In “Country” music today
There are so many
fakes and flakes

They’re playing games
and getting paid
for name dropping

They name drop the legends,
Like Jennings, Cash and Jones
but who they were?

They wouldn’t even know

They are transparent,
Their insincerity shows
they show little respect
for down home country soul

By: J.N.R Dutton

Johnny Cash (Poem)

He was a singer

A great guitar ringer

but who he was

went so much deeper

than that

He was often a poet

Sometimes a preacher

Some just called him

the man in black

Though he’s been gone now

For a few long years

his life made a permanent impact

This is a tribute to one of my heroes

The unforgettable Johnny Cash

By:J.N.R Dutton