Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

I Promise

Duncan James

Wait until this week is done
Then, I will have the time
To spend with you, my Son

Wait until this day is through
Then, we'll sit
And have a drink or two

Wait until tomorrow comes


Duncan James was born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved out of Chicago in the fall of 1979 to an ancestral farm on Brush Creek near Linden, Tennessee. The family moved once again in the summer of 1984 to Irving, Texas, where he attended high school and discovered his love for writing.

After high school, Duncan joined the U.S. Air Force in 1989 as an aircraft mechanic. His duty assignments included England, California, and Texas. He was medically separated from the Air Force in 2005 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. After his discharge, he moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.

Duncan’s first love was poetry but he has since spread his artistic wings and is now an aspiring novelist currently nurturing his third work set in Middle Tennessee.

© Duncan James

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