Tossed Out

They took a sip and returned the cup.It wasn’t their flavor,So they demanded the entirety be tossed out,Struck from the menu.After all, who wants to drink what they despise?

As the Piano Plays (Dedicated to the Brilliant Pianist, Danny Wright)

By Andrew R. Duckworth There’s a grace to those notes.Maybe or maybe not a grace note,Smooth and flowing like a pleasant windBreezing it’s way through pastures.A soundtrack through the clouds,Rising, lifting the feet off the groundAnd off we all go soaring.If I was not conscious of my chair,Of the stage or piano there,I might think … Continue reading As the Piano Plays (Dedicated to the Brilliant Pianist, Danny Wright)

Expanding Ripples

By Andrew R. Duckworth Ripples in the water made me awareOf the time that I spent searching there,Birthed by disturbance in a shallow streamAnd rolling on to find the air.And when I caught that golden sunWith wide eyes as I had often done,I left the waters of the streamAnd swam alone, a sea of one.

St. Dismas

By Andrew R. Duckworth An argument between thievesAs life gradually leavesAnd a crowd still gatheredWatches and grieves.One thief questions.The other believesAnd Dismas asks the SaviorTo look upon with favorAnd think the better of two thieves.


By Andrew R. Duckworth She’s a killer,Looking with those stalking eyesOver the calm green grass,Noticing sudden movements.She’s a killer,Scoping the birds tending nestsIn the short trees,Waving with the spring breeze.Centuries ago, she would have been a beast,Prowling, fixating on prey.But, instead,She rests her small headOn my lap at end of day,Purring the sweetest songIn a … Continue reading Tilly

Freedom Means Freedom

By Andrew R. Duckworth Freedom unfettered,Freedom to live and let live,What we once desired,But now we’re wiredTo believe that freedomIs an enemy.Freedom works only when we allow it to,Freedom for me and freedom for you.Should we be free and free to be,Or should we be shackled through tyranny?


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