Blood,Sweat,Tears and Time

Alternate Title:Never A Beggar

Earns his keep with work,

words & rhyme,

Blood, sweat, tears & time

Never going to beg

for a doggone dime

By:J.N.R Dutton

Petals

About how one person’s trash is another’s treasure

flower petals scattered round

on a crowded Mexican street,

People en masse

passing by,

trampling them under their feet

Til a woman begins gathering them up,

working in the bitter Mexican heat

She takes them home and affixes them

to a canvas, arranged so beautifully & neat

She adds a special sealant,

to set them permanently,

Then sells her petal collage @ a market

To get her family food to eat

By:J.N.R Dutton

Sweet Moment

They’ve waited all week to have a sweet moment alone

Work often leaves them worn & weary to the bone

They’re dancing in the hallway where the dim lights barely glow

Dancing to the music, of each others heart & soul

There’s none else that either one would rather have to hold

The joy they have in each other is some of the greatest they’ve known

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