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James Study Jan 2019
It's lost forever the cowboy sunset
for now the towers to catch the winds
the beauty of the desert desolate
lost to miles of glass that never ends
I close my eyes to see my cowboy friends
James Study Jul 2019
I saw the shadow on the wall
nobody here at all
I heard the music in the air
nobody anywhere
I heard my name spoke out so clear
nobody around here
I heard the steps upon the floor
nobody here no more
Somebody trying to get ahold of me
I truly do
I do believe
somebody trying to get ahold of me
James Study Jul 2019
tracks of the cross hid from sight
the blood that shed dust now blend
nails of iron frail and light
wood has rot as wood does tend
breath of Christ alive in the wind
James Study Jul 2018
                    Life time chance meet
                    Friend love together grow
                    Separate ways memories left
James Study Nov 2018
this morning I drove to get my lot
the antique fair and love what I got
great day for a fair
one thing I must share
ten thousand people and one porta ***
James Study Jun 2019
creators of thought silent
palette dry the canvas blank
condemn believer protect the lie
rally symbol muster the cause
search mirror the past reflect
James Study Jul 2019
I knew him as a search light
his attraction to the needy was magical
the slow and mentally challenged and disabled
the downtrodden and introverted alike

he was not a physician
nor was he trained in the field of mental health
he had no degree to hang on the wall or show
to sweep mop and dust was his daily position

he was a lifeboat adrift
in a sea of despair loneliness and distress
about his chores he went smiling and nodding all
towards him a wave troubled hands would often lift

his last class of school grade ten
no education training could teach what he knew
there were patients who ignored and never spoke a word
but his smile and nod alone would bring out hi Jim
James Study Dec 2018
the day will come with much admire
when the sword no longer our attire
James Study Jul 2018
Last breath color bright
Wind arouse death rattle sound
Welcome waiting earth
James Study Feb 2019
going north of the logging tree
to build a cabin shack
my banjo concert loud and free
the echo plays it back

this new tune never heard before
leaves applaud in the wind
softly dance on the forest floor
bow and play it again
they will never know I was here
no trace ever be found
no memory of smile or tear
wind took my song around

somebody ask where has he gone
there came a short reply
back in the woods to sing a song
and tell the world goodbye
James Study Sep 2018
The old man got a doggy
He should have got a froggy
The doggy chews
The old man shoes
When it rain his feet get soggy
James Study Jul 2018
I think I'll write a silly dribble
Which you can read and maybe quibble
Pens of color write
Words on paper bright
Could be considered brilliant scribble
James Study Oct 2018
Endless creation
Vastness of dark breathless void
Unique existence
James Study Nov 2020
plywood windows
              dusty streets
                         faded graffiti
James Study Mar 2019
master of gibberish lines of metaphor
acclaim and awards from the poetry corp
coffee house pied piper
study and decipher
dazzle with brilliance or baffle galore
James Study May 2020
Oh choir sing high
so all won't hear this dead man cry
Oh tears for me
won't wash me clean or set me free
Oh bed of death
no time to pray before last breath
Oh grave I pray
God take my soul my bones here stay
Oh pray you should
before you hear dirt on wood
James Study Dec 2018
The earth is shaking and fire everywhere
the wind sounds like a trumpet in the air
words from the mountain ablaze in the stone
now lay in pieces with rubble and bone
forever adrift in the veiled black space
the golden record whats left of this place
James Study Jan 2019
often reminded
reflection from stare appear
scars of fear remain
James Study Sep 2018
Where do dreams go
        when held like a treasure
To memories
         and linger years ever
James Study Jul 2018
Safe in the meadow warm glow
forgot are fears of the dark
awash in the bright sunlight
but the woods I must return
and dark is the pathway home
James Study Jul 2019
I remember the two story frame house
surrounded by a gold sea of wheat
and the summer morning before the heat
the sounds from the creek would be my rouse

the sound of water running over rocks
held no fascination as it ran
it was the clinking sound of a tin can
that made me run to the door with no locks

the sound that came drifting up from the creek
the sound of voices of just a few
a kitchen match being struck on a shoe
in the summer maybe just a week

where do they come from and where do they go
they don't live in a house like I've known
they don't eat at a table in a home
I don't question for fear they don't know

I sit and listen for name of a town
and highway numbers I hear them say
and names of rivers a new one today
I know there is much more to be found

lying on our backs we watch clouds roll by
they seem to be more like puffs of steam
going the same direction as the stream
these people move like clouds in the sky

suddenly I would stir and look about
hearing my mother calling my name
and just as before I've always came
then one day so distant my mothers shout
James Study Jul 2018
In dream God spoke when I was nine
Advise I cherish gave so kind
Mom asked what did he say
Her look I see today
To make my bed a waste of time
James Study Feb 2019
beings of metal humans generate
while the flesh and blood they devastate
James Study Mar 2019
prayers of forgive rise
innocence angels favor
tears of fire rain eyes
James Study Aug 2018
Words hold time in a book embrace
Only the wind now turn the pages
The power of words lay silent the world
Now sun and stars left of the ages
And the book will hold time in place
James Study Feb 2019
When a prayer is answered a fluke it's not
God has come to help he ask for nought
To show your thanks and that you care
You be the answer to someone's prayer
This whole creation was made to work
It didn't just happen it's not a quirk
It's just as simple as this short rhyme
Make a circle in place of a line
James Study Jul 2020
Here is a song and poem of mine
I will play the tune for you
Also sing the words that rhyme
Lucky you are the one I do
Give valuable time and talent to
To be in love how lucky you be
For me the day a total loss
I share with you my love for me
I may never know the cost
I do forgive you the time lost
With you some would change places now
As you find with much regret
But I don't believe I know how
There is anyway you could forget
My compassion and humble mindset
James Study Apr 2019
millions of tears when the shadows flood
then humans were gift the light of hope
so self immersed the human became
all that was taught dispersed like smoke
now millions of tears mix ash and blood
James Study Jul 2020
Standing at top the stairs at night
Through the window frame came the light
The form appear on steps below
I come to stop can this be so
Again I resume my descend
The ray of light kept rushing in
Each step I made while going down
The form got larger and surround
Problems trials enter my life
Many a sleepless night the strife
All the weight was lift off me
From the cross of moonlight I see
Prayers answered by light of the cross
Of course my problems not at loss
But I can bear and face up to
All for me Jesus went through
James Study Oct 2018
It was it's own little world in it's day
But in this time forty acres not much
Old house and out buildings hauled away
Just something to plow around treated as such
What once was here the plow can't touch
A tear in the dirt a cry in the wind
As the big field machines move now
Dust sting my face when the plow begin
As if to say you should not allow
More than dirt went under the plow
James Study Nov 2020
Whenever he spoke it was a shout
He charged through life like a boxing bout
He took the blows and stood
He was a tree of hardwood
But soft his voice when I would doubt
James Study Feb 2019
far off silhouette
woods across distant meadow
grey sky daybreak light
James Study Dec 2018
favor complete
delicious happening
captive moment evading time
James Study Jun 2019
one I knew
many years ago
all was fun
we didn't know
life was short
many years ago
James Study Apr 2019
ideas silence
creators denied free thought
speech control power
James Study Aug 2018
No one left in the world I know
No family or friend only me
So soon from home removed to here
This little room is now my home
No light from out enter upon
Would not matter for I can't see
Words lost in air no one to find
No matter what spoke won't be clear
Gentle hand softly smooth my hair
Faint breeze of air across my cheek
Breath of flowers blanket my bed
Someone has come to be with me
James Study May 2019
rock solid the way turned to sand
water now flows where blood once held
clasp in greet now fist the hand
thoughts and views afar never quelled
who would believe this could be felled
James Study Jul 2018
I never was good
to say I love you
to someone I should
only thought they knew
love them I do
I see I was wrong
so now what to do
for all are now gone
when I see anew
say I love you
James Study Mar 2019
sunshine morning squint
youthful thoughts of life anew
warm beginning bright
James Study Jul 2019
nodding daydream sun
shade tree nap with flower scent
windchime song awake
James Study Mar 2019
Out of the west the wind blew strong
it blew more hard as the day went on
early evening light turn midnight black
then an eerie calm as the wind went slack
run run run
run for the shelter child
the monster is real alive and wild
The wind exploded with a mighty roar
swirling the glass and dust from the floor
around went brick and board that support
off went the roof with a loud report
run run run
run for the shelter child
the monster is real alive and wild
Nothing spared it made it's way east
light rain fell the twisting wind cease
I stood in place a statue of fear
the cool rain awaken how death so near
James Study Oct 2018
Bring your guitar out come play with me
Miss hearing you when I strum and sing
I'll play the rhythm you play the lead
My voice alone is a lonesome thing
Remember when we would play all day
Lets find a corner and play anew
We would make up songs and you would say
Love making music the way we do
I can find the words but lost the tune
That part of the song is missing now
Please come and bring the melody soon
Together we can both take a bow
The song needs you won't you come along
If you must know it's not just the song
James Study Apr 2020
You struggle with right and wrong
I watch and worry so
With prayers I helped along
Now time for me to go
Who will pray when I am gone
James Study Nov 2018
old house
spiders and bats
leaking peeling creaking
cold breath of wind frosty window
my home
James Study Nov 2018
we missed you friend
come see everyone
come back and begin
your journey done
come tell the years
of a world corrupt
leave behind your fears
your faith well put
the search make strong
your belief has stood
God always along
he said he would
we welcome you
and all you have found
the one thing you know
your faith still sound
James Study Aug 2019
flower scent linger
kind hearts soft voices mingle
white horse at pasture

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