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Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active
                                                 poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of classrooms,
                                                 judge  poetry  competitions  as  well  as  had  over  200  hundred  writings
                                                 published  worldwide  in  such  publications  as  The  Art  of  Being  Human,
                                                 Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones.
                                                 Andrew Scott has published five poetry books, Snake With A Flower, The
                                                 Phoenix Has Risen, The Path, The Storm Is Coming and Searching and
                                                 one book of photography, Through My Eyes.  Whispers Of The Calm is

                                                 his sixth poetry book.

                                        Andrew Scott, Canada

                                                                    Old Road

                                       Born and raised on an old road,

                                       tattered homes, row by row,
                                       building the character of us all.

                                       My first job was pulling

                                       rocks from the grounds of fields
                                       under the heated sun
                                       for what was pennies back then,
                                       sunup to sundown.

                                       So many hours playing
                                       in those same fields
                                       and the trees surrounding them.

                                       The laughter of all of us,
                                       kids playing for the sake of adventure.
                                       Little accident scars still show.

                                       Everyone knew everyone,
                                       waves to each other
                                       were all around.
                                       No gossip but people just knew.

                                       Laughing and smile at those times
                                       each day as I get older.
                                       Memories flooding back.

                                       Do not get to visit much
                                       however, it is always
                                       a part of me.

                                       As times and I change
                                       that Old Road
                                       will always be with me.


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