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  POWERFUL LOVE


How many ways do I love you?
It is just too hard to explain.
However, I will try by showing
you over and over again.


As much as I loved yesterday,
I love you even more today.
And tomorrow, if I still exist
it will be more in every way.



If you multiply that love
and let it double daily.
With deep gratification
will gladly Honor it gaily.


Think just how powerful
that love, if still alive,
at the ripe old age of
a hundred and five.


Preston T. Duckett March 17, 2018









ALMIGHTY FATHER


I am weak
You’re strong.
You’re right
I am wrong.


You lead
I follow.
You’re a mountain,
I am a hollow.


You are my Master
and You are Holy.
I am a sinner,
therefore am lowly,


Only by grace
and loving care.
Your righteousness
am I able to share?

I am a saved sinner,
covered by your blood.
Filthiness cleansed as
if washed by a flood.


You are the Father
and we are as one.
By grace, I am a brother
to Jesus Your Son.


Preston T. Duckett May 25, 2018




ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY


Good Morning Sunshine,
A perfect day to have you around.
The dry air feels good on these bones,
A reminder of soon being Heaven Bound.


Your birds singing Your Praise and Glory,
Seeing every day as a bonus from God.
Taking care to be sincere and real
Never trying to impress with a façade.


Thanking you for the blessings given,
To us, year by year and they keep coming.
Attempting to stay inside the perimeter
You developed as that you want me becoming.


Please let your spirit guide me as Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditations
Of my Heart always be acceptable in your sight.
My Lord and my Redeemer in all my narrations.


Preston T. Duckett Thursday, May 24, 2018









RAINY PRAYER TIME


Early morning raining hard,
time for coffee and time to pray.
In reverse order, pray and sip,
thankful for another day.


Thanking God it’s raining hard,
cleansing pollen from the yard.
Washing the leaves of trees.
reducing allergies, Lord, please.



The same God that created the universe,
also set in motion precise resolvable
solutions for any and all workings of
His universe that for us are irresolvable.


After the storm has departed and clouds are gone,
then it’s the sweet clean fragrance after a rain.
And a sigh of from those with joint problems
feeling the joy and wonder of less pain.


Thank you, Lord, for Your preparations
as we arise and greet each new day.
Refreshed, revived, exhilarated as we
study what Your Word has to say.


Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, March 6, 2018






A LESSON IN PRAISE


During our visit today Father
Sitting on a limb as if confined.
One of your smaller creations,
perfect in structure as designed.


Preening itself as if posing,
the bird shows no fear only delight.
Several movements of confidence
in its ability before taking flight.


Gone as suddenly as it appeared,
making no sound yet its story told.
Shape and coloring to perfection
as if removed from an artist mold.


In weakness, there is a strength,
in humility there is power.
We can honor God either by
a single minute or by an hour.


Give honor and praise to
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Triune Godhead
of the Heavenly Host.


Preston T. Duckett November 17, 2017






WISDOM FOR LOVE


Love is unpredictable
complicated and fast.
We all need and want
a love that will last.


Love is not a frame of mind,
it is practical and a gift.
A gift that you must
work daily to avoid a rift.


Always remember to
tell your spouse daily
of all your love
not sadly but gaily,


Kiss goodbye as you
head for the door.
Turn back and
caress once more.


At work call home
here is what to do.
Say “lately have I told
you that I love you."


Works better than
flowers or candy,
Remembered longer
and is very handy.


Preston T. Duckett February 6, 2018




LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE


Love brings happiness,
but also pulls us down.
Love makes us float above,
as we go round and round.


Flying high absorbed
in the loves games.
Make a misstep and
it goes up in flames.


Tread lightly where
you place your heart.
It will carry you away
if in time you must part.


Prepare your mind
for the times ahead.
In case love erupts
and turns sour instead.


Live it and keep it right
hold your heart in check,
or else you may find life
is in a complete wreck.


Repent and ask forgiveness
if you are in the wrong.
Pray to the Lord above
keeping your faith strong.


If the right love you desire

the path ahead opens wide.
Should plans misfire
God’s wisdom will provide.


Preston T. Duckett May 18, 2018


After Hasty Punishment


Despair not little one,
we love you still.
We get irritable and
cross a great deal.


Underneath thoughts
of love and kindness.
We are caught up in
a world of blindness.


Never bridging the gap
between us and you,
when tensions build,
regretting what we do.


Taking it for granted
that you’ll understand,
puts a lot of the pressure
in your little hand.


So forgive us little one,
dumping our troubles on you.
We’re in a grown-up world,
and fail as all grownups do.

Preston T. Duckett 1959-1965




GIVE LIFE A LIFT


The sky is clear again,
the world is right.
My load is easy
the burden is light.


With a quick step
I walk in a trot.
Bypassing trouble
so I can worry not.


What went before'll
not happen again.
Hopefully smarter
now than I was then.


Rejoice with me as all
is right with the world.
Everything straight at last
everything came uncurled.


God is excellent in every way
believe in Him guides
my destiny and my life.
I’ll obey what He decides.


Put your trust in Jesus the Son
believe he was crucified, died,
buried, and arose the third day.
Ask and he will walk by your side.


Preston T. Duckett May 19, 2018




GOD BLESS MOTHERS DAY


Mothers day is now at hand
As usual, I am starting late.
But a happy Mothers Day,
How about a luncheon date.

So Mom here is to mine,
that are on the other shore.
Do have relatives left,
add friends; I have more.


A salute to all Mothers,
if yours is on this earth.
Visit let her know you,
appreciate her worth.

Send them flowers,
tell you what to do,
she will love the flowers,
but had rather have you.


We men tend to forget so,
follow the lead of your wife.
Remember she is a mother too.
Give love, the best thing in life.

Mom prayed you thru thus far,
now’s your turn, for her to pray.
It will make you feel better,
when you do it every day.


Do it, buck up now,
and repeat after me.
Mom, I love you now for
the whole world to see.


Preston T. Duckett 5/7/16 PrestonTNT.com



LOVES IN YOUNGER YEARS


I first fell in love with Ms. Brown,
my pretty third-grade teacher.
As a country boy, I had never seen such
charm, and style in such a lovely creature.


During my tenure until seventh grade,
did not fall in love with any other classes.
The Principal and wife taught them, and,
as they were also my cousins, so no passes.


During the rest of grammar school
I had to settle for being the teachers' pet.
Except for the grades taught by the principal.
A no-nonsense teacher with his ways set.


The next three years I spent in a new town,
Near the Tennessee border, and all the love
was futile as I was the smallest in each grade.
Rejection is unwanted, and I got much thereof.


Things started looking up as I entered the senior

Year at my favorite School in Alabama, Geneva.
The first half of that year I dated a lovely creature
But at Christmas break found and dated my diva.


This young lady soon became my steady,

and later became my wife of fifty-eight years.
She was my friend, lover, my children’s mother
and my anchor through three different careers.


Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, May 29, 2018




THE FULL MOON


Mesmerized by the beauty
of the Moon so large and full.
Spotlighting the clouds and
exercising gravitational pull.


Effectual on all the oceans,
and human behavior amidst
joviality, pain and sorrow
for those caught in its midst.


Moods deflect or come alive,
depending upon power to resist
or strive to enhance the power
of a romantic moon to be kissed.


The full moon is a lovers greatest friend.
It’s powerful pull melts the ladies heart.
Increasing the drive of sensitivity making
all these extra moods useful and smart.


A full moon provides the ideal solution
and perfect timing for the lovers question.
Other times and locations may work as well
but the use of a full moon in my suggestion.


Preston T. Duckett Thursday, May 31, 2018






TEACH AND CORRECT


Our Father, in Heaven,
Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Thank You that we are a
child of God as we claim.


Hold us in Your Mighty Hand,
keeping us on the straight and narrow.
By Your Word and giving to us
the faith of animals and a sparrow.


You feed your creatures on a daily basis
so why should we have doubt and sorrow?
You teach us in your Holy Word; we should
live for today and depend on You for tomorrow.


Lord, give us wisdom, strength, and courage,
to depend on Your Heavenly advice,
To follow directions when You speak
and know for sins you paid the price.


Thank You for directing our service to the
Holy Trinity, and use our God-given skill.
Until your death angel takes us home,
keep our minds clear, and in Your Will.


Preston T. Duckett Wednesday, May 23, 2018





A MOTHERS LOVE


Thank you, Mother
for teaching to me
the lessons of life
and how it should be.


To give honor to God,
family and others.
Respect for Teachers,
Sisters and Brothers.


Reverence for members,
and teachers in the Church.
Pastors, leaders and for
the Savior’s search.


Thanks, Mom for showing me
I was as good to the letter.
As anyone else alive
but not one iota better.


Thank you, Mother, for
Praying for me when lost in Sin.
Showing me in God’s Word, to
trust in Christ and be born again.


And thank you, Mother, for your
example of real and lasting Love.
Making me knowledgeable of Jesus
and our Heavenly Father above.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, May 12, 2018




GEORGIA RED DIRT ROADS


Red dirt road, crossing a stream,
you appear hazily, in a dream.
Side by side, roaming hills,
turning curves, sharing thrills.



Deaths present, life’s gone,
memories linger on,
with dreams and hopes,
holding hands, climbing slopes.


Enjoying the love of youth,
defying time, grasping the truth.
Joined for life, losing breath
separated by unwanted death.


I reach, but you’re gone,
seat’s empty, I’m alone.
Dawn comes creeping in,
sleepily awake to dream again.


Preston T. Duckett 1/31/16 PrestonTNT.com









FAR AWAY HOME


Early morning, time of prayer,
most times the mind roams.
To the mountains and valleys
and to those long ago homes.


In the vision of an old man's mind,
revisiting the hills and hollows.
Creeks and rivers are going to the
sea is returning as rain that follows.


Upon a hillside stands
a shotgun house now a shack.
Where a white-headed old mans
memories keep pulling him back.


To a life of long ago, back in the hills,
where images of playmates and friends,
some long gone others scattered
to cities, towns and other trends.


Heard the echo’s in the morning breeze,
come back, come back it whispered.
The dirt roads are now all paved, and
boyhood days over now hear this word.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, May 21, 2018






RIDING HIGH


Our love is not dead
It was just dazed.
We survived the first hurdle
from the heck I raised.


When someone talks as much
as I do something is bound to slip.
That becomes somewhat disheartening
your tolerance kept from sinking the ship.


Thank you for forgiveness from your heart,
I now have a string tied around my tongue.
Just in case I say something out of line
you can yank it and keep our love young.


High on a hill and far away,
where we like to sit and talk.
And holding hands as down
to the lakeside we walk.


Each day one upon the other
finding new ways to express
our love keeping it fresh and
making it a great success.


Now that things didn’t come
apart and become unraveled.
Let’s climb on my fat-boy Harley
and ride some roads less traveled.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, May 21, 2018












SHARING THE WEATHER

Then the rains came down
cooling things off somewhat.
While making some plants
prosper and some plants not.

Coming down hard then slow,
looking around between showers.
Enjoying the exquisite beauty of
God’s created variety of flowers.

Relaxing on the porch with Barron
watching the sky open to the pouring rain.
But when the lightning flashed and the
thunder rolled he jumped in my lap again.

Royal Barron, as I am sure, most dogs
can feel or hear the turbulent weather
long before the human ear can perceive,
then we hold them enduring it together.

A good best friend sure helps a lot
especially when one lives alone.
Who gets the most comfort and
who’s the protector is unknown?

Preston T. Duckett with Royal Barron
Monday, May 21, 2018







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   A LIFE OF BLESSINGS


God has blessed me abundantly,
year after year blessings untold.
Emphysema, bronchitis, and pleurisy,
during the time was thirty years old.


Blessed by the Hand of God with
a miracle healing of the Holy Ghost.
Healed the pain and removed the scars,
thanks to the glorious heavenly Host.


The dreaded “C” word reared its head,
in nineteen-ninety it was Colon Cancer.
But by Jesus prayers and blessings,
malignancy contained was God’s answer.


Another blessed time occurred when
totaling my wife’s Buick unarmed,
Ran over an Eighteen Wheel Truck and
by Gods Grace walked away unharmed.


Severe hip pain in the form of a sciatic nerve,
Grace, Prayer and an excellent Christian Physician,
a complete hip replacement and the pain was gone.
Thanks to Jesus, I was back in a working position.


The above mentions only three of the miracles
performed on my behalf and there are more.
Never in this lifetime can I be thankful enough,
for healing and blessings from Heavens Shore.


Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, June 26, 2018



A NEW GRASP OF LIFE



A refreshed page of life
God to me has extended.
A removal of pain and
a new joy is blended.


Giving me a new lease
on life and understanding.
New visions, comprehension
that Grace keeps expanding.


Each day that God grants me is
another day I thought unavailable.
Believing time was for me no more,
however, through Grace it was available.


God’s hand has picked me up
whenever I buckled under,
He always sends someone to talk
of his love abiding care and wonder.


When distress, bitterness, and trouble
assails me and help seems impossible.
God always makes me have knowledge
that whatever the trouble it is crossable.


With God’s help and uplifting reminder
that my cup of life is indeed half full.
Not half empty as some would debate,
encouraging me to stay in push and pull.


Never give up is the word I get from the Lord,
we must continue when all hope seems gone.
Renewed strength to fight on through the night.
Victory will be ours with the coming of dawn.


Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, July 3, 2018




ASKING FOR HEAVENLY GUIDANCE


Father in Heaven, give me
knowledge soft and maternal.
Guide my mind along the
avenues to Your Truths eternal.



Embolden me to search Your Word,
for the width and berth of wisdom.
Keeping me on the pathway leading
to the soon coming of Your Kingdom.


Strengthen my passion for Your Love,
and give me the ability to unravel,
the mysteries that befall us on our
short tenure of this global travel.


Please fill the creases of my brain
with the unpolluted truth of Your Word.
Let it lead me to the fulfillment and honor
of obeying the truths that You preferred.


Fill the corridors of my memory with the
facts, for conclusions and amplification,
By your spirit guiding my training
in search of proper text for simplification.


Give me the proper ideas and knowledge to
be converted so others will read and understand.
That Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ’s death,
burial, and resurrection, according to Your command.


Preston T. Duckett Thursday, June 28, 2018



EARLY MORNING CLOUD SHOW


Clouds forming a ripple effect
against a backdrop of blue.
Continually transforming
and changing into something new.


With God’s artistic hands
smoothly flowing and dabbing,
brushing, stretching, shaping
rearranging, and grabbing.


One moment in time ocean waves
appear shifting into a cotton field.
Any images a mind can contrive,
or your imagination can yield.

reluctant to leave this early morning
experience of rolling cloudscapes.
Flowing across the open sky,
creating all manner of shapes.


As it is with the flakes of snow,
no cloud is an exact duplicate.
A gift by the creating hand of God,
that mere man cannot replicate.


Preston T. Duckett Friday, June 22, 2018






EVERYWHERE I LOOK


I saw you today out the corner of my eye,
riding on a cloud across the Eastern sky.
The one you rode merged out of sight,
as darkness engulfed me in the night.


Still peering upward to see where you are.
Searching for the brightest Star.
See you in many places since we’re apart.
The best images are the ones in my Heart.


Ranging from the thirteen-years-old blond girl,
the hair is transforming to a final one of Pearl.
Always a lady sure-minded never outdone,
believing in God the Father and Christ the Son.


A white-haired beauty when laid to rest,
a lump in my throat and pain in my chest.
Seven years have passed, and I love you still.
Matters, not the amount of time I always will.


Time has no value in Heaven where you are,
but here on Earth we still carry that scar.
Counting the days as time draws nigh
allowing us to bid this world goodbye.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, June 11, 2017






FOR MEN ONLY


Men this is written for you,
however, your wife may also read.
So it is best to be prepared,
for whatever is her need.


Treat your wife as if each day
is the first day of your marriage
giving small tender gestures
About a baby and a carriage.


Phone her at least twice a day,
around noon and when work is done.
Assuring her of your love as you
as it was when you first begun.


It is the little things that bless
a marriage and makes it bloom.
A hug and a quick kiss
whenever you enter the room.


Little things that mean the most
for the feelings of your spouse.
Like reaching over and holding
her hand a meal at your house.


Complement her on being such a help,
around the house and on the job.
Hold her tenderly in your arms
when she is upset or begins to sob.


Let her know she is the glue that
holds you together as you face life.
Moreover, that you thank God every day
that you have her for your wife.


Let her know in every way you can,
how she is precious and dandy.
Also, if all attempts should fail
Then I guess it is time to buy that candy.


Preston T. Duckett Thursday, July 5, 2018


HEAVEN, JUST A PRAYER AWAY


Father above when we approach Your
throne may we do so with a proper attitude.
Keep our hearts filled with Your Love.
And allow us to express proper gratitude.


We give you thanks for protection and love,
knowing we have a limited understanding.
Of the brilliance of Jesus, our Creator. However,
Your Word allows our mind to keep expanding.


Ever in search of Truth and the light.
Lead us Lord with Your ever upward trend.
Into your glory and everlasting grace,
being not only our Master but also our friend.


Overwhelmed by Your power and might,
majesty, and awed by the overwhelming Magnitude.
Allowing only one pathway, we must follow,
to reach Heaven, Christ is our only exactitude.

Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 1, 2018








HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW


We are guaranteed absolutely nothing
In this world in which we make our abode.
We cannot control our work entirely.
The boss can always tell us to hit the road.


Self-employment gives no assurances
as our company can always falter and fail.
If accused of a crime we did not commit
moreover, undeservedly find ourselves in jail.


Most of you know that negativity is not my bag.
However, the only thing I am sure of is Jesus Christ.
All the above horrors can still happen to you
However, Jesus is there with you, and that will suffice.


With God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit we are held up
also, strengthened to make it all the way instead.
We never have to take on any project or person alone,
if we are under the protection of the Triune Godhead.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 7, 2018







IMMORTALITY FOR ETERNITY


Place not your faith in mortal beings,
instead, place yours in God in Heaven.
Numbers are against you with humanity,
but with Jesus, you get a perfect seven.


Place your faith in the one that never fails,
anywhere else and your heart may stay broken.
Trust not in the teachings of any person,
study God’s word, not what's spoken.


The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Written long ago, but as up-to-date as tomorrow.
All venues covered in it’s written word
disobedience, delight, joy, and sorrow.


Seek the correct answers to all your needs,
in the book called The Holy Bible.
As well as sincere prayers to God above.
Seek answers that are pure and Non-Tribal.


Seek you first the Kingdom of God, *
and all earthly riches needed,
shall be added unto you, with
faith in Jesus you have succeeded.


* Matthew 6:33

Preston T. Duckett Sunday, June 24, 2018






LOVE GLORIOUS LOVE


Love makes the world go-round,
coming in various sizes and styles.
There is love that is local,
and love that reaches for many miles.


Allowing love to mature and blossom
you must treat it with tender care.
Not as the love of a neighbor,
but with a passion, only two can share.


Husband and Wife is a love like none other,
it is like a process of taking and giving.
Take more than give and give more than take,
also right in marriage and in everyday living.


Love is a fascinating process of life,
With a tremendous pull on mind and heart.
If there is not a tugging on the heartstrings it
may never have been true love from the start.


If cupids arrow finds its mark
it is very little you may do to resist.
Grab a double handful and hang on,
enjoy the ride and enjoy the fact it exist.


Love has its good times and its troubles
enjoy the ups and tolerate the downs.
Elaborate on good times forgive the others,
expand on the smiles and endure the frowns.


Being in love with only one person
saves a lot of problems in the house.
By making sure that one person is
your ever loving and only spouse.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, June 11, 2018




LOVE IS A MYSTERY

I know why I love you,
and this is easy to see.
But what in the world
makes you love me.


You have beauty and
a lovely ladies soul.
I am half when apart,
together I am whole.


Pure in all my ways,
I love you solely.
I love you truly,
warmly, and totally.


You bring a lift to my life
and Joy to my soul.
Reaching high above
out of my control.


God has a reason for it,
but I don’t know whether,
I should stay away,
or be coming together.


Having to wait for directions
from Heaven and be still.
Whatever we do, or say,
must line up with His will.


Preston T. Duckett Wednesday, June 20, 2018




LOVE TO SHARE


We share this
love in fantasy.
Ever alone just
you and me.


Plenty of time to
exhort the power,
of love, that’s strong,
still as soft as a flower.


Why do they seem
not to understand?
A love such as ours
is always in demand.


However, we must
shift and slide,
as we slip around
our love to hide.


Why can we not
show what it is about.
so all can know
not bring it out,


Caress me dear
hold me tight.
Until everyone
sees the light.


Hold on my love,
do not despair.
With love like ours
no one can compare.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, June 18, 2018





NEVER UNDERSTANDING LOVE


The heartstrings of two in
everlasting love entwining.
Twisting, wrapping, turning
with both hearts combining.


How these things happen
remains a mystery.
Boggling the greatest minds
all throughout history.


Why does love happen
and when will it occur?
Can not be explained why
they’re the one you prefer.


Some things must forever
remain an unknown factor.
Placing things of the heart
as an unknown protractor.


Understanding this thing called love,
must be undertaken by a genius.
With a cold contriving heart with
ice water veins, just between us.


For those that have no understanding
Of why the heart has such massive control.
We must go on in our hapless bliss,
accepting what the mind does to console.


Open the heart and give it free reign,
to dominate our lives and souls.
Knowing full well that we have
circumvented any or all controls.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, June 10, 2018




OUR THANKS TO GOD ALMIGHTY


Thank you, Heavenly Father,
for the things, you give to us.
Moreover, the things we abuse,
the air we breath is a plus.


The sunshine and the rain,
in winter ice and snow.
The trees, flowers other foliage
also, all the beauty You show.


The list goes on and on,
the blood flowing through our veins.
The nerve endings to tell us
of danger or other pains.


You made us and our surroundings
to ultimately function automatically.
Moreover, if we follow your rules our
bodies would improve dramatically.


We do all things wrong, placing poisons
such as whiskey and drugs in our body.
You bless us and show Your Grace
even when we treat you so shoddy.


Thank You for Your blessings and
the health and vigor You put in our soul.
To navigate with Your blessings and
allow us the pleasure of Your control.


Preston T. Duckett Thursday, July 5, 2018



REDEMPTION FOR A NEW WAY


God, I was not, Yours many years ago.
Did not understand what made me so.
Thought I was all that was needed
After all in School, I had succeeded.


A stint in the military proved even more.
I was growing as a man more than before.
Now with a family, wife, daughter, son on the way.
Grappling to reinforce my importance, every day.


Sin slipped into a tiny way that became huge.
Increasing in size and power made me a stooge.
Drinking small amount at first then out of control,
falling deeper into sin, robbing my family and soul.

Brought to the knees when came the dawn of reason.
Jesus Christ was there for a lifetime, not just a season.
A turnaround was now in store in a life undreamed,
Before finding what I was searching for and redeemed.


Christ has all the credit the Holy Spirit had made a score.
Turning life around making me stronger than before.
Give your life to God today, belief in Jesus, death
Burial and resurrection on the third day, giving new breath.


The redemption story finds many people in the above condition.
It is not necessary for anyone to continue in a sinful position.
Unless you already have, now is a good time to redeem your soul.
Turn everything over to Christ and let him take complete control.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 7, 2018



SOON AND VERY SOON


With a loud trumpet sound
Christ will split the eastern sky,
Announcing his rapture return
To carry his Church on high.


All buried Saints will leave the grave,
And we that are left alive in a transformation.
Join them In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye.
Only those unsaved remain for condemnation.


Above is a condensed version of the beginning of the end of times.
Seven years of tribulation three and a half is perfect peace, as the

Anti Christ deceives the people into believing he is The Christ.
During the first half, it will be all wonderful with a total increase.


Then comes the second half with hardship and tribulation for all
At the end of which Satan will be chained and thrown bound.
Into the deepest bottomless pit, starting the Reign of Jesus Christ,
And then for a thousand years on Earth Christ will be Crowned.


At the end of the thousand years, Satan is released for a season,
To raise havoc in Gog and Magog which is destroyed by fire
and brimstone, bringing on the “Great White Throne Judgment.”
As sinners are cast into the lake of fire, for sins they did acquire.


All this brought about by bringing into existence
a new Heaven and a new Earth for us to deploy,
after the thousand years had come and gone an Eternity
in Heaven, with the Trion Godhead, we will enjoy.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, June 18, 2018



THREE GENERATIONS PLUS


God blessed me with two children,
a girl and a boy in that order.
The son passed much too soon.
The daughter has much love for her.


God, blessed us with five Grandchildren,

all of them grew up much to fast.
Gone before you turn around,
leaving only memories that last.


These five presented to us a total of twelve,
great-grandchildren as they grow and explode.
Each is special and precious as can be,
so I am proud of what God has bestowed.


The beginning of the fourth
lives in the house next door.
Tiny, wiry with all of us wrapped
around her little finger and more.


God, You have brought us this far,
now where we go is all in Your Hands.
Also, we lift all of these generations up to
You and may they follow Your commands.


Preston T. Duckett Friday, July 6, 2018






TIME AND TIME AGAIN


The years come and time goes,
a part of life most of us knows.
For some the time if filled with sadness
and a few seem to fill it with gladness.


Both parties are faced with equal time.
It’s how we spend it as along we climb.
Facing it joyfully, or with fear.
giving what we expect each year.


If we approach time face to face,
In an attitude of winning the race.
Our chances are much greater,
to accomplish now and later.


If greeting time with trembling,
fear, dread, and condemning.
We will find exactly our fears,
our mindset dictates what appears.


If on the other hand, we greet time as a friend.
expressing expectation and on Christ depend.
Follow the directions in Gods Holy Word.
with faith, you will receive what is preferred.


Approach time with joy and a positive attitude.
followed by an expression of gratitude.
Time will remain as a real and true friend.
furnishing all needs for which you depend.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, June 17, 2018




TO JESUS CHRIST


You are a light in a dark world,
providing us the only pathway.
The straight and narrow trail,
the route leading to “that way.”'


Looking up is a natural movement,
viewing the wonders embedded there.
Marveling at such created glory,
situated for all of us to share.


This beautiful World of Beauty,
before touched by human hands.
Must have been marvelous
stretching all across the lands.


Created by the marvelous hand of God,
mountain ranges, valleys, and desert.
Rivers, creeks, springs, and lakes
water so fresh, bright and pleasant


A small sample of what Heaven’s like,
just a glimpse of our glorious reward.
A present that can not be bought or earned,
given by the grace of our precious Lord.


Preston T. Duckett Wednesday, July 4, 2018






TOUCHING THINGS THAT MATTER


Oftentimes the world asks too much of us.
We give and give and wonder why all the fuss.
And when are we to receive and not always give,
as we are attempting to do is just live.


Without stress and life’s other innuendos.
Tying us down with burdens and innuendoes.
The older we get little things brings big hurts.
Others seem to try to make us converts.


To their way of thinking on whatever is at hand,
when all we are asking is for them to understand.

We have been on this road for a long, long time.
And we must go with the things we can climb.


Lay not hard objects in our path to rile or defy
Put not on us a heavy burden because we will try.
Not only are our reactions slowed by older age.
Our thinking gets cloudy and sometimes turns to rage.

Treat others with kindness and a sense of service,
would walking in their shoes make you nervous?


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, June 16, 2018











WAS IT REAL?


Did it happen or was it a dream?
Was it love or a just a scheme?
Life was fantastic and real,
and for the first time, ideal.


We were very much in love.
Our love fitting like a glove.
Happiness flowed like a river.
What I asked you did deliver.


Holding you in a long embrace,
through tears, said you needed space.
This request was presented to me before.
as a reason to get me out the door.


We part now with a kiss of goodbye.
in my heart, I am wondering why.
Will I awake and it be a dream?
Or do you hold me in high esteem?


Preston T. Duckett Monday, June 25, 2018







WE ARE THE LIGHT


Search our heart, Lord,
justify, purify, and strengthen,
the thoughts producing words
of encouragement and prevention.


Enlighten our thoughts and
minds to always think positive.
Also, let the words of our mouth
also, thoughts always be supportive.


The life of a Christian is not always
carefree and operating on the level.
The road of life often has bumps
placed there by associates of the Devil.


Give us the power to stand fast and overcome
the attacks that mount on us as bombarded.
May our temperament be always as a servant,
cajoling and extolling Gods presence as regarded.


Give us the power, when we are knocked down,
to pick ourselves up and get right back in the fight.
Realizing by the power written in Gods Holy Word,
that we are forever to work in and be a Holy light.


Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, July 3, 2018






WELCOME BACK IN TOWN

It is good to hear from you.
It has been a long time.
Very pleased to know things
are well and in their prime.


Things haven’t changed much
since you have been away.
And I am delighted to know
you are back and plan to stay.


I have missed our time together
those long uninterrupted talks.
And especially around the lake,
where we enjoyed long walks.


Do not think it will be difficult
getting back in the groove.
Picking up where we left off,
and our love will improve.


It has been a long year,
which we have been apart.
Time goes slow and drags
when suffering a broken heart.


I am so very pleased you are back
So we can resume our affair.
And you know that our love is
real and with no doubt it is there.


So welcome home, back where you
should have been all along.
With the knowledge, and no doubt,
that my love for you is indeed strong.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 2, 2018






YOUNG LOVE AGAIN


We are young again as you come to me in a dream.
Arms around each other beside a bubbling stream.
Barefoot on the beach walking hand in hand.
Enjoying football and the High School Band.


Driving Georgia dirt roads, the wind tossing your hair.
At the prom, friends were saying what a lovely pair.
At the roller rink as you skated with style and grace.
While I stutter-stepped, wobbled and fell on my face.


In the car, it didn’t take long for me to revive.
With you giving me mouth to mouth to keep me alive.
Carhop service for hamburger and fries at the Grill.
On our limited budget was our once a week thrill.


At the Sky-View Drive-In on the very back row.

Hoping no one would ask the name of the show.
Offering my coat, and you would say only the sleeve.
I answered full or empty, and you would say full, please.


Money we did not have but were blessed with wealth
of a much better kind, each other, children, and health.
Live had it’s up’s, and down’s from great to disparage.
With enough love for a fifty-eight-year marriage.

Preston T. Duckett Tuesday, October 18, 2016






YOUTHFUL MEMORIES REBOUND

Memories of youth resounding in my head.

Many are lovely, but some I dread.
A faint cry develops into a roar.
It’s a voice calling from the eastern shore.


The mountains that were known as home,
before I attempted to ramble and roam.

Hung my hat in the halls in many States,
careers allowed entrance thru many gates.


When one door closed, another would open.
Never gave up but with prayer, kept hoping.
God’s Grace keeps me on the strait and narrow,
following his Word which is straight as an arrow.


Preston T. Duckett Friday, June 15, 2018




  POSITIVE ACTION


You folks that know me

know that I like to be positive,
jacked up as high as can be.

Any of you that have a pity party

I will attend one time only,
because I prefer things to be hardy.


Should we hang around negativity?
Making our minds and body’s low, and
sorrowful when preferring proclivity.

Let life run its natural course with
all things working positively,
never allowing for the harmful myth.


Of words that pull our spirit down
when we supply positive thoughts
we stay happy and “own the town.”

However when you preach doom
positive feelings will fall away,
when you allow thoughts of gloom.


Using positive words and actions
grants us freedom and the release
of clear thinking for all transactions.

Keep all words and thoughts positive
active and upbeat never think or feel
as if what you need is out of bounds.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, August 6, 2018



OUT IN THE COUNTRY


Out in the country,
a long way from town.
Best just before dawn
alternatively, at sundown.


No busy noise here
in my favorite nook.
Only the soft mumble
of a slow flowing brook.


The sounds of nature,
with birds in flight.
Praising God in song,
morning until night.


Crickets join the chatter,
as from a far away hill,
comes the sound of
the whippoorwill.


A quiet place in the woods,
drawn here often to meditate.
Balance the burdens of life,
moreover, determine my fate.


feeling closer to Jesus
as peace wraps around.
Folded in God’s arms,
on Hallowed ground.


Gazing at changing clouds
as they slowly go drifting as a sigh.
Awed by the beauty of stars,
as the moon gently arcs the sky.


Preston T. Duckett 8/5/16 PrestonTNT.com


YOU DISAPPEARED


I looked you weren't there,
where did you go?
what happened to you,
I needed to know.


I looked and looked,
sought, and sought,
Asked everyone around
wondered if I ought.


Did I need silence
did you intend,
to disappear or
was this pretend.


Subtly slip out of sight
as a test of my actions.
To find the depth of
these and other factions.


Worry was paramount,
also, my heart beat faster.
Feverishly I awoke,
screaming in total disaster.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 8, 2018







DO UNTO OTHERS


Remember life is short
eliminate all the stress.
Enjoy it with all of
the energy you possess.


From whatever our input,
is what we get from life.
So why should we become
negative and suffer strife.


Deal in truth and happiness
gives more for us to enjoy.
While unbelief and hatred
does nothing but destroy.


Life is less complicated
with the proper attitude.
Presenting family and friends
a proper amount of gratitude.


Always keep business dealings
also, friendship above reproach.
Continuing creating a good
reputation for all you approach.


Treat all you encounter in life
fairly creating an awareness.
Knowing this most person respond
By dealing with honesty and fairness.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 28, 2018




BACHELOR’S PAD IN THE SEVENTIES


Moved into my first bachelor's pad in the seventies,
shortly after my wife crossed to the other shore.
Not the nineteen-seventies but when I was seventy-eight,
living alone for the first time in seventy years or more.


Loneliness is not often a problem because of friends,
real life ones and also the friends on Facebook.
Hear from a lot of you often and stay busy writing,
verses, short stories and working on my early life book.


Encouragement comes from many directions as hands move
across the keys telling you what I think you need to know.
Do a little serious work with Praises to the Good Lord,
along with tongue-in-cheek renditions, strictly for show.


Royal Barron moved in and started training me right away,
Barking me out in the yard so he could mark his land.
Also, chase cats and toads, but birds and squirrels are to fast,
his territory check finished he crawls up and licks my hand.


I Agape Love every one of you beautiful Facebook ladies,
however, am in a dilemma of being In-Love with less than four.
Enjoy thinking about any lady that shows an interest in me,
however, sometimes it keeps me awake and walking the floor.


Guess I will stay a very blessed and happy man,
the attention is lovely and makes an old man proud.
Any more of you beautiful Southern or Northern women
please send me a friend request and join in with the crowd.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 21, 2018




LOVE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY


Falling in Love is sometimes difficult,
you try this and you try that.
Buy flowers, candy, candlelit dinners.
offer a life of luxury, it all falls flat.


True love cannot be rented or bought.
it must be a two-way freebie.
Both must willingly give it cannot be
a he-be or she-be must be a we-be.



Not the best grammar or the best rhyme,
However, I think most of us get the point.
If love is hard to come by or hard to get
it must be all wrong and will disappoint.


The easiest thing I ever accomplished
was falling in love with you my dear.
I did not try and neither did you.
but we both knew and made it clear.



You loved me without me asking,
without exchange of promise or gift,
Mutually we knew beyond any doubt.
and simultaneously we caught the drift.


If love is hard to achieve and difficult,
it’s a possibility you are on the wrong track.
So put away the credit cards and expensive
nights out, kiss her goodbye, save your “Jack.”


Preston T. Duckett Wednesday, July 11, 2018




THIS WON’T TAKE LONG


Somewhere along the way,
we met late in the night.
You were very proper,
and didn’t think I was right.


You had an image of what
you knew as your desire.
These items you carefully
explained what you require.


Did not object to most of
your misgivings and demands.
However, somewhere along
giving a list of your commands.


Something popped loose in my
Heart and in my head.
Thoughts of a life together,
brought out red flags instead.


Glad you told me that you
expected so much to be due.
With doubts in my mind, I’m
pleased not to be saying I do.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 16, 2018






UNIVERSAL LOVE


God loves you, and I love you.
Love is the universal measurement,
by which God considers what He
can give us for our betterment.


This love is not gushing and elaborate
puppy love, or intimate love of a spouse.
It is a mutual expression of service to
those outside as well as in your house.



Agape love is what we are expected to share
as a member of the Christian community.
In all things love is a factor and can be a word,
a smile, or giving, at every opportunity.



Giving can also be called serving, monetarily.
Providing food, clothing or in other ways,
too numerous to mention is this,
anonymously given to receive Gods Praise.


When given and announced for recognition
the praise of man is then your reward.
Serving and giving of ourselves to people
is indeed a measure of loving the Lord.

Preston T. Duckett Friday, July 27, 2018








PLAY THE GAME


You are in or out,
if you play the game.
Put your marbles in
to verify your claim.


Depends on how sure
about the outcome.
Win some and lose a few
frequently do without some.


Not always a good idea to
put all your eggs in one basket.
If they all disappear it may
cause you to blow a gasket.


Usually, it is a proper play,
dealing close to the chest.
Which in essence lets
you know what to invest.


Any way you slice it life
is a game of chance,
Unless you are careful
might lose your pants.


Should people think you
have developed garbles,
Just tell them you have
lost all of your marbles.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 21, 2018




LOVE ALWAYS ENJOYED


From youth until the teens
enjoyed sneaking kisses.
Mostly a quick peck and
sometimes even misses.


Learned to go a little slower
with age beginning to mount.
Very seldom asked permission,
sneak one in on my account.


College was a horse of
a completely different color.
The girls more experienced
also, I was younger and duller.

Like most young people we all
waited for romance till older.
Bringing more enjoyment
moreover, making me bolder.

Affection and close relationship
molds and makes a marriage.
Strengthening so nothing
shall be able to disparage.


Kissing is a welcome symbol
of full love as it is one section.
Treat your wife as an angel
moreover, with affection.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 22, 2018



BE FLEXIBLE FOR YOUR CALLING


Life is full of surprises
happening to us both.
The reader as well as me,
to give us extra growth.


Painful indeed is some of the
character building procedures.
Selected for deliberate reasons,
by some mentors and teachers.


Each time an infliction of pain
as we are sanded and polished.
Molding us into a useful vessel
of service not to be abolished.


We can be stubborn and refuse
the avenue of service chosen.
Causing us an uphill battle
as our present plight is frozen.


Some have a high calling from God,
To Preach some to Teach and others.
To be good citizens and help those
chosen for the calling of being Mothers.


Whatever God called of you
He will supply you in power,
knowledge, courage, talent,
as needed for the present hour.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 22, 2018





GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES


God does not do anything by accident.
It is all planned out well in advance.
We may not understand for we do not
Have the full picture only a small glance.


His ways are never the same as ours so we must study
His Book and learn more about Gods reasons.
Some are apparent immediately, others not
known until Heaven, a few may take seasons.


Read the Bible and in prayer ask for wisdom,
Strength, and the courage to follow and understand.
Also to increase our faith to accept what we
Know not of, and in faith follow His command.


God does not change as may our surroundings,
understandings, decisions, and our work or play.
Therefore, He is our rock a firm foundation always
Be the same tomorrow, years from now and today.


Preston T. Duckett Friday, July 27, 2018










THE END TIME IS NEAR


Heavenly Father, Praise Your Name,
also, thank You for all the blessings given.
Moreover, for the Grace, You have extended,
with our Sins that you have forgiven.


Lord, we know our World is one big mess.
It is hard for us with our limited brains,
to understand what is happening in society,
all morals have erupted the only prayer remains.


Standards for conduct wholly collapsed,
in an upside-down fashion of degeneration.
The older people had a different lifestyle,
raised to respect, obey, and honor, Your creation.


Children were corrected and taught values,
of hard work, love of Country and the friend,
A handshake was the same as a signed contract.
A promise was something on which to depend.


The kitchen table was where all discussions
were held, and the Bible read.
With all the talking at the table, it was
also where the foods prepared and family fed.


As decisions often made and corrected children,
also if the too rowdy punishment was in store.
Children were also taught love and stability with family's
consisting of Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles and more.


Lord, I know we can never return to yesterday,
Your Word, tells us to expect turbulence and pain.
Announcing your imminent return for Your Kingdom,
after the Rapture, Satan’s stand, and Your Reign.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 15, 2018




HOW IS THE SHAPE OF YOUR GLASS


The half full half empty debate,
rears it’s unsightly self again.
Whether it is nobler to be
positive or negative and when.


Take most any subject you may
Extend to expound upon and play
The devil’s advocate on either.
It is not what you say it is the way.


Man this pain in my back hurts me it is
so sorry that I can’t work or even move.
Yes the back is a little sore right now
However, after I move around it will improve.


Which tactic is the best approach?
Entirely debatable, different attitudes.
Reaching out to the listener or friend,
with either displeasure or gratitude.


Speaking cheerfully even when things
appear to be falling around us.
Keeps the spirits up and hope alive,
with no hope life is not worth the fuss.


It is hard to survive in our daily chores
with the negative mindset of being finished.
With the proper stint of everything positive.
we never feel that all hope has diminished.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 14, 2018



THE GAME OF LIFE


Win a few, lose a few,
also, a few rained out.
Can not win them all but,
to play is what it’s about.


You can not win
If you do not play.
No loss if do your best
always win another day.'


Stay in shape and ready to
play in this wild game of life.
Filled with a mixture of laughter,
satisfaction, sorrow, and strife.


As a Christian, it is for us to
be as the Good Book teaches.
“Be in the world but not of the world.”
As many of the Ministers preaches.

Christ is always there to coach,
hold you up and help you survive.
Stay positive and believe in Him,
work hard, play hard and thrive.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 16, 2018






LONG AGO

Long ago and far away,
I see you now as then.
You were bright-eyed
Athletic and thin.


We chased each other
until each day grew dim.
In the evening we watched
The moon or take a swim.


We counted the stars but always
was not long before we lost track.
All of this started when we were young,
your folks moved, so you had to pack.


Lost track of a very dear friend in you.
Heard once you had tried to return.
However, the folks had different plans.
keeping me away from you was their concern.


The news came to me of your engagement.
to someone, you had met in college.
Never heard any more from you, meaning we
were through to the best of my knowledge.


Still, have the photographs of you and me
reliving those days of so long ago.
Determined to keep it a secret and
never let anyone, not even you know.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 30, 2018




POSITIVE ACTION


You folks that know me
know that I like to be positive,
jacked up as high as can be.

Any of you that have a pity party

I will attend one time only,

because I prefer things to be hardy.


Should we hang around negativity?

Making our minds and body’s low, and
sorrowful when preferring proclivity.

Let life run its natural course with

all things working positively,

never allowing for the harmful myth.


Of words that pull our spirit down
when we supply positive thoughts
we stay happy and “own the town.”

However when you preach doom
positive feelings will fall away,

when you allow thoughts of gloom.


Using positive words and actions

grants us freedom and the release
of clear thinking for all transactions.

Keep all words and thoughts positive
active and upbeat never think or feel
as if what you need is out of bounds.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, August 6, 2018



OUT IN THE COUNTRY


Out in the country,
a long way from town.
Best just before dawn
alternatively, at sundown.


No busy noise here
in my favorite nook.
Only the soft mumble
of a slow flowing brook.


The sounds of nature,
with birds in flight.
Praising God in song,
morning until night.


Crickets join the chatter,
as from a far away hill,
comes the sound of
the whippoorwill.


A quiet place in the woods,
drawn here often to meditate.
Balance the burdens of life,
moreover, determine my fate.


feeling closer to Jesus
as peace wraps around.
Folded in God’s arms,
on Hallowed ground.


Gazing at changing clouds
as they slowly go drifting as a sigh.
Awed by the beauty of stars,
as the moon gently arcs the sky.


Preston T. Duckett 8/5/16 PrestonTNT.com


YOU DISAPPEARED




I looked you weren't there,
where did you go?
what happened to you,
I needed to know.


I looked and looked,
sought, and sought,
Asked everyone around
wondered if I ought.


Did I need silence
did you intend,
to disappear or
was this pretend.


Subtly slip out of sight
as a test of my actions.
To find the depth of
these and other factions.


Worry was paramount,
also, my heart beat faster.
Feverishly I awoke,
screaming in total disaster.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 8, 2018







DO UNTO OTHERS


Remember life is short
eliminate all the stress.
Enjoy it with all of
the energy you possess.


From whatever our input,
is what we get from life.
So why should we become
negative and suffer strife.


Deal in truth and happiness
gives more for us to enjoy.
While unbelief and hatred
does nothing but destroy.


Life is less complicated
with the proper attitude.
Presenting family and friends
a proper amount of gratitude.


Always keep business dealings
also, friendship above reproach.
Continuing creating a good
reputation for all you approach.


Treat all you encounter in life
fairly creating an awareness.
Knowing this most person respond
By dealing with honesty and fairness.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 28, 2018




BACHELOR’S PAD IN THE SEVENTIES


Moved into my first bachelor's pad in the seventies,
shortly after my wife crossed to the other shore.
Not the nineteen-seventies but when I was seventy-eight,
living alone for the first time in seventy years or more.


Loneliness is not often a problem because of friends,
real life ones and also the friends on Facebook.
Hear from a lot of you often and stay busy writing,
verses, short stories and working on my early life book.


Encouragement comes from many directions as hands move
across the keys telling you what I think you need to know.
Do a little serious work with Praises to the Good Lord,
along with tongue-in-cheek renditions, strictly for show.


Royal Barron moved in and started training me right away,
Barking me out in the yard so he could mark his land.
Also, chase cats and toads, but birds and squirrels are to fast,
his territory check finished he crawls up and licks my hand.


I Agape Love every one of you beautiful Facebook ladies,
however, am in a dilemma of being In-Love with less than four.
Enjoy thinking about any lady that shows an interest in me,
however, sometimes it keeps me awake and walking the floor.


Guess I will stay a very blessed and happy man,
the attention is lovely and makes an old man proud.
Any more of you beautiful Southern or Northern women
please send me a friend request and join in with the crowd.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 21, 2018




LOVE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY

Falling in Love is sometimes difficult,
you try this and you try that.
Buy flowers, candy, candlelit dinners.
offer a life of luxury, it all falls flat.


True love cannot be rented or bought.
it must be a two-way freebie.
Both must willingly give it cannot be
a he-be or she-be must be a we-be.


Not the best grammar or the best rhyme,
However, I think most of us get the point.
If love is hard to come by or hard to get
it must be all wrong and will disappoint.




The easiest thing I ever accomplished
was falling in love with you my dear.
I did not try and neither did you.
but we both knew and made it clear.


You loved me without me asking,
without exchange of promise or gift,
Mutually we knew beyond any doubt.
and simultaneously we caught the drift.


If love is hard to achieve and difficult,
it’s a possibility you are on the wrong track.
So put away the credit cards and expensive
nights out, kiss her goodbye, save your “Jack.”


Preston T. Duckett Wednesday, July 11, 2018




THIS WON’T TAKE LONG


Somewhere along the way,
we met late in the night.
You were very proper,
and didn’t think I was right.


You had an image of what
you knew as your desire.
These items you carefully
explained what you require.


Did not object to most of
your misgivings and demands.
However, somewhere along

giving a list of your commands.


Something popped loose in my
Heart and in my head.
Thoughts of a life together,
brought out red flags instead.


Glad you told me that you
expected so much to be due.
With doubts in my mind, I’m
pleased not to be saying I do.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 16, 2018






UNIVERSAL LOVE


God loves you, and I love you.
Love is the universal measurement,
by which God considers what He
can give us for our betterment.


This love is not gushing and elaborate
puppy love, or intimate love of a spouse.
It is a mutual expression of service to
those outside as well as in your house.



Agape love is what we are expected to share
as a member of the Christian community.

In all things love is a factor and can be a word,
a smile, or giving, at every opportunity.


Giving can also be called serving, monetarily.
Providing food, clothing or in other ways,
too numerous to mention is this,
anonymously given to receive Gods Praise.


When given and announced for recognition
the praise of man is then your reward.
Serving and giving of ourselves to people
is indeed a measure of loving the Lord.

Preston T. Duckett Friday, July 27, 2018








PLAY THE GAME


You are in or out,
if you play the game.
Put your marbles in
to verify your claim.


Depends on how sure
about the outcome.
Win some and lose a few
frequently do without some.


Not always a good idea to
put all your eggs in one basket.
If they all disappear it may
cause you to blow a gasket.


Usually, it is a proper play,
dealing close to the chest.
Which in essence lets
you know what to invest.


Any way you slice it life
is a game of chance,
Unless you are careful
might lose your pants.


Should people think you
have developed garbles,
Just tell them you have
lost all of your marbles.


Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 21, 2018




LOVE ALWAYS ENJOYED


From youth until the teens
enjoyed sneaking kisses.
Mostly a quick peck and
sometimes even misses.


Learned to go a little slower
with age beginning to mount.
Very seldom asked permission,
sneak one in on my account.


College was a horse of
a completely different color.
The girls more experienced
also, I was younger and duller.

Like most young people we all
waited for romance till older.
Bringing more enjoyment
moreover, making me bolder.

Affection and close relationship
molds and makes a marriage.
Strengthening so nothing
shall be able to disparage.


Kissing is a welcome symbol
of full love as it is one section.
Treat your wife as an angel
moreover, with affection.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 22, 2018



BE FLEXIBLE FOR YOUR CALLING


Life is full of surprises
happening to us both.
The reader as well as me,
to give us extra growth.


Painful indeed is some of the
character building procedures.
Selected for deliberate reasons,
by some mentors and teachers.


Each time an infliction of pain
as we are sanded and polished.
Molding us into a useful vessel
of service not to be abolished.


We can be stubborn and refuse
the avenue of service chosen.
Causing us an uphill battle
as our present plight is frozen.


Some have a high calling from God,
To Preach some to Teach and others.
To be good citizens and help those
chosen for the calling of being Mothers.


Whatever God called of you
He will supply you in power,
knowledge, courage, talent,
as needed for the present hour.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 22, 2018




EVERYTHING HAS A REASON


God does not do anything by accident.
It is all planned out well in advance.
We may not understand for we do not
Have the full picture only a small glance.


His ways are never the same as ours so we must study
His Book and learn more about Gods reasons.
Some are apparent immediately, others not
known until Heaven, a few may take seasons.


Read the Bible and in prayer ask for wisdom,
Strength, and the courage to follow and understand.
Also to increase our faith to accept what we
Know not of, and in faith follow His command.


God does not change as may our surroundings,
understandings, decisions, and our work or play.
Therefore, He is our rock a firm foundation always
Be the same tomorrow, years from now and today.


Preston T. Duckett Friday, July 27, 2018










THE END TIME IS NEAR


Heavenly Father, Praise Your Name,
also, thank You for all the blessings given.
Moreover, for the Grace, You have extended,
with our Sins that you have forgiven.


Lord, we know our World is one big mess.
It is hard for us with our limited brains,
to understand what is happening in society,
all morals have erupted the only prayer remains.


Standards for conduct wholly collapsed,
in an upside-down fashion of degeneration.
The older people had a different lifestyle,
raised to respect, obey, and honor, Your creation.


Children were corrected and taught values,
of hard work, love of Country and the friend,
A handshake was the same as a signed contract.
A promise was something on which to depend.


The kitchen table was where all discussions
were held, and the Bible read.
With all the talking at the table, it was
also where the foods prepared and family fed.


As decisions often made and corrected children,
also if the too rowdy punishment was in store.
Children were also taught love and stability with family's
consisting of Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles and more.


Lord, I know we can never return to yesterday,
Your Word, tells us to expect turbulence and pain.
Announcing your imminent return for Your Kingdom,
after the Rapture, Satan’s stand, and Your Reign.


Preston T. Duckett Sunday, July 15, 2018




HOW IS THE SHAPE OF YOUR GLASS


The half full half empty debate,
rears it’s unsightly self again.
Whether it is nobler to be
positive or negative and when.


Take most any subject you may
Extend to expound upon and play
The devil’s advocate on either.
It is not what you say it is the way.


Man this pain in my back hurts me it is
so sorry that I can’t work or even move.
Yes the back is a little sore right now
However, after I move around it will improve.


Which tactic is the best approach?
Entirely debatable, different attitudes.
Reaching out to the listener or friend,
with either displeasure or gratitude.



Speaking cheerfully even when things
appear to be falling around us.

Keeps the spirits up and hope alive,
with no hope life is not worth the fuss.


It is hard to survive in our daily chores
with the negative mindset of being finished.
With the proper stint of everything positive.
we never feel that all hope has diminished.

Preston T. Duckett Saturday, July 14, 2018



THE GAME OF LIFE


Win a few, lose a few,
also, a few rained out.
Can not win them all but,
to play is what it’s about.


You can not win
If you do not play.
No loss if do your best
always win another day.


Stay in shape and ready to
play in this wild game of life.
Filled with a mixture of laughter,
satisfaction, sorrow, and strife.


As a Christian, it is for us to
be as the Good Book teaches.
“Be in the world but not of the world.”
As many of the Ministers preaches.

Christ is always there to coach,
hold you up and help you survive.
Stay positive and believe in Him,
work hard, play hard and thrive.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 16, 2018






LONG AGO


Long ago and far away,
I see you now as then.
You were bright-eyed
Athletic and thin.


We chased each other
until each day grew dim.
In the evening we watched
The moon or take a swim.


We counted the stars but always
was not long before we lost track.
All of this started when we were young,
your folks moved, so you had to pack.


Lost track of a very dear friend in you.
Heard once you had tried to return.
However, the folks had different plans.
keeping me away from you was their concern.


The news came to me of your engagement.
to someone, you had met in college.
Never heard any more from you, meaning we
were through to the best of my knowledge.


Still, have the photographs of you and me
reliving those days of so long ago.
Determined to keep it a secret and
never let anyone, not even you know.


Preston T. Duckett Monday, July 30, 2018