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Spirits Will Uplift

Spirits Will Uplift

When can this finally be a wake up call?
So start to stand up before we finally fall
And bring everyone back together again
With many smiling faces and spirit within.

I really never like bragging or to ever boast
But of many things that worry me the most
It is my poems no longer to continue to write
Wanting to challenge you and then invite.

Ebola and killing have been in the air;
Of all things in Ferguson what is fair
Why would you want to take a life away?
Maybe while holding a big walrus at bay.

God save me from sin and remove all fear
Knowing Christmas time is close and near
Your Son truly was our very greatest gift
And now all of our spirits you will uplift.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Will Abide

Will Abide


What would life be like today, Hear every person as they try to say, They were 
failures because of me; God here are my prayers with this plea.


Oh God see me for what I have been; Full of folly locked into sin, As it follows 
me from door to door, Until I can't stand it anymore.


If life I lived I could only replace, You would find a smile on my face; My life to 
God is now dedicated; No longer what I do will be ill-fated.


Joy will fill my very heart and soul, And what ended up being my greatest goal, 
Is knowing God is always at my side, And in me will continue to abide.


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The Lovers Dance

It was their night they shone bright as they danced their sweet dance
Two lovers embraced in their world of romance.

They laughed and they cried as their eyes locked in stare
It was their world for this moment as if no one was there.

And their steps they so flawlessly glided in tune,
To a melody that touched everyone in that room.

Their passion brought envy to onlookers there,
Who secretly questioned their own love affair.

But as the night closed and came to an end
The lovers were blind to what lie round the bend.

The house and the cars and the jobs that went bad
The kids drove them crazy and their savings were drab.

So they fought to hold on to the things in their life,
That caused them so much of their pain and their strife.

They fought with each other like enemies do,
And dismissed in their life everything that was true.

So when sickness and hardships and troubles occurred,
Their vows to commit seemed truly absurd.

Their home and their kids would now take a backseat,
For their moral obligation they chose not to meet.


So I Ask …
What happened to that dance they danced so well?
With passion and truth everyone could tell.

What happened to their dance where they held so tight?
What happened to the wonder of their glorious night?

What happened to the words that charmed their ears?
With a passionate rhythm that brought them to tears.

What happened to those vows that poured from their heart?
The “I love you forever and till death do us part”.

For these aren’t just words we borrow for the day,
From another who tells us this is what we must say.

We say them cause it’s what we feel true in our heart,
It’s a God given blessing we commit from the start.

But these words are now lost as they fall on deaf ears,
Since the pain and the struggles they’ve created these years.

So the lesson here learned dear people of odd,
Is that love is so fragile but made strong with our God.

So stop fighting for power and money or need,
For all of this nonsense is only our greed.

Keep God in your life and he’ll walk you through,
When heartache and pain and losses ensue.

For why commit vows in the eyes of our God,
And not call on him when life gets too hard?

For the truth of our vows we are all meant to see,
is that marriage is not, made of two, but of three

If reading these words ring some truth in your heart,
Decide that today you will make a new start.

Go hug your spouse and say something kind
Don’t let the small stuff cloud up your mind.

We’re all just lost souls who are trying to cope
If  not there for each other then where is the hope?

You see, the anger, the fight
that in us abide, Is only the insecure child inside.

So rise up above all this fear and this pain,
And see all the beauty that there is to gain.

By trusting in God and his will for you
Together forever he’ll see you both through.

For life is too short for our miserly ways
cheap on our love hence dreading our days.

He made us to love in all that we do
To wake up each morning and start us a new.

So pray for your spouse, ask God to be kind
To the person you prayed in the beginning to find.

They’re still the same person you loved from the start
But life and it’s troubles have hardened their heart.

You vowed that you’d love them in sickness and health
Now is your chance to show God what you felt.

So rise up my friend, don’t say that you’re through
For what if your loving God gave up on you?


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Look So Trim

Then there was time that seemed so terrible
Everything that happened was unbearable
I had hoped would never happen again
And God would save me from my sin.

By things like that I have been plagued
While in prayer to God have often begged
I know You truly are the sacred one
Please forgive me for what I have done.

From all of my sins I am now forgiven
God's love is why I continue to be living
And if it really had not been for Him
Then I still would be fat and not look so trim.


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An Answer to Question

An Answer to Question

For answer to question my mind does yearn;
How long will it take for my soul to return?
Back to heaven where it once had been,
With Jesus second time will soul return again?

Distance between heaven is how long?
To be right does it really require a wrong?
When you want a sing a song properly,
Do the words and notes have to agree?

To be saved tell me what requirements are
And I know that God is my guiding star
Believing in Him has to be a major part;
What should I do for my saving to start?

Suppose last moment of life I am now living;
My soul back to God I have been giving
Hope he handles it with a whole lot of care
Until soul in heaven is finally there.

Into heaven, my soul did safely arrive
Over such a long distance had to survive
But I know length of time will be brief
Which surely will provide me with relief.

What I wonder about and also suppose
Will my soul need to have travelling clothes
Once in heaven by all  will be recognized
Even though some were actually surprised.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran
Last poem for month of September, 2014
From start, it was me who they recognized.


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Trust

God has a plan,
And it is out of my hands.


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God's Pie in the Sky

God's Pie in the Sky

Pie tasted so yummy and wouldn't you know
Second piece too I really, surely loved so
And the more of the pie that I did eat
I found out last piece had grown four feet.

Last piece walked away through my door
And it could never be found any more
So my lovely wife and I both together
Decided that we would bake another.

This was even better than the first one
And I ate it all and when I was done
A cavity did appear on one tooth;
I wasn't happy because this was uncouth. 

I again never did eat another piece
And as days of my life started to increase
I did die and went to heaven one day
To see God and His pies He had on display.

His was surely much better than mine;
Now in heaven every time when I dine
I ask for God's great pie in the sky;
And "YOUR WELCOME" always is His reply.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Gospel Fest

weekend worshippers entertained 
suffer unholy spirits unrestrained
part-time believers insincere sigh
offering aspiring prayers on high,

high-spirited mutable self-doubts
vain doublespeak’s showy shouts
touchy feely oral emotive screams
inculcate traditions by any means

blind submissive faith expressed
awe-inspiring festivity repressed
fertile sheep-like minds confused
by false prophets openly abused,

fashioning fictional lifeless tales
via lively chorale voices exhaled
through prayerful songs of praise
shrouded in every popular craze

retold ancient stories for all ages
wily performed on many stages
theological genres of false truth
stirring hearts to raise the roof

hapless souls crying out in vain
in tongues designed to entertain
charismatic leaders forever lost
misguiding revelers at any cost

weekend wilderness wanderers
aptly famished by squanderers
followers of sectarian ideology
inter-faith’s cultus psychology

romanticized by religious zeal
intentional exaggerated appeal 
trapped within deceptions walls
deaf to the Father’s faithful calls

believers of trumpery men speak
hypocrites but one day a week 
souls hysterical till out of breath
sinful hearts baptized to death

disciples who know what is best
righteously higher than the rest
imprisoned afore life’s final test
dupes of the accuser’s gospel fest

© Eugene Harvey


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From Very Beginning

God always knew from very beginning
All of humanity here would be sinning;
Everyone would eventually be tempted
And no one on earth ever was exempted.

We all were made equal in God's sight
Morning, noon and throughout the night
And it makes no matter what time it is
We forever will be children of His.

God's direction we surely will need;
Will provide food so mouths we can feed;
One of His golden rules is we should share;
For friends and enemies offer our care.

Once we all will finally understand
Things for us gracious God planned
Even though our twilight may be near
In our hearts, He always will be here.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Shadows Of Me

It's been some time ago I sat alone
Watching mountains swallow a setting sun

Realizing my shadow had joined me there on the wall
I visited my vision before night could fall

Up, was how I was wearing my hair
Empty arms reached for no one there

Dark shadows hid the tears in my eyes
Deep green and sleepy from a day filled with lies

The image appeared startled as I arose
Turning to observe the shape of my nose

As my hand reached toward the last bits of day
Shadow followed me all the way

I force a smile believing God hears me now
Joining in prayer, me and my shadow bow

I wonder when comes end of day
Will my shadow vision stay

For I felt so, not so all alone
When shadow joined me with setting sun

Today is gone, tomorrow we'll see
If my, where my, shadow finds me

©Donna Jones


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An Exciting Poem of Mine

To the fact, I have become resigned;
God is greatly getting in my mind;
Can tell in the poems which I write
About joy and things that do delight.

Future can improve and know it will
And God's prophecies, He will fulfill
Removing all fear along with doubt
Now knowing what God is all about.

Heaven one day will be my safe haven
And a place for me there God is saving
But for now His spirit settled in my soul;
Making others excited is my main goal.

Excited I am and everyday can see
As all of my poems pour out of me
To be written down so you can read;
Like God's fabulous food on do feed.

Life is a charade and a big parade
So I need a Poetry Soup upgrade;
Enlighten you and my poems express
With God's glory that you will impress.
jthorn5656@atmc.net
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A soul awakened

Just as our world is awakened by the morning sun
Our robe of life awakens, for a new day has begun

Our spirit activated, when refilled, with a night of rest
As the soul, within all life, takes flight, for this days test

Today my soul's awakened, by watching children play
Running thru a field of tall grass, that I must mow today

As the sense of a hard days work, gives me a joy within
The smell of fresh mowed hay, intoxicates, like bathtub gin

Agitated when past days I see, through a hollow stare
Images of loss, death, strife, will always bring a prayer

A humans robe is awakened by a soul which never sleeps
A personification of God, embedded in us, but is his for keeps

A soul awakes, from the kiss of that angel lying in your bed
This woman, you've promised to cherish, on the day you wed

May the words I've penned on this paper awaken your soul 
To Remind you, of the true joy awaiting you, while you stroll


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Shall We Try For One More Year

How many years now has it been – maybe fifty-seven? We’ve traveled down some pleasant roads, on our way to Heaven. We’ve looked into each other’s eyes – seen both joy and despair. We’ve wondered how we’d make it when resources were not there. In looking back to find just how this love of ours began I believe it is controlled by some divine master plan. I believe if God does not exist there’d be no you and me. And all this time together would be less than destiny. I know that my redeemer lives – God’s word tells me so – He sent you as a soul mate as through this life I go. He knew there would be obstacles; I know He put some there To determine if we’d solve them with the mighty gift of prayer. I believe the lesson we have learned in traveling down life’s road Is to bring our troubles to Him to lighten up the load. We realize that we’ve been blessed sharing time together here Still one decision faces us --- Shall we try for one more year? Written for my wife on the occasion of our 57th…12/21/12 … Let’s go again Darlin’…. John Posey


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Reflections from a Grateful Heart by Tom Kesting

Reflections From A Grateful Heart

An attitude of gratitude makes your day go right. . .
Because we’re enjoying God’s blessings from morning until night.

He gives us food to eat and a place to sleep. . .
And if we should die before we wake, our soul He’ll keep.

God is so good; there is no doubt about that. . .
Learn to thank Him no matter where you are at.

Things could be worse we all agree. . .
So I’ll thank God for you and you thank God for me.

Remember, an attitude of gratitude makes your day go right. . .
Blessings from God – morning until night.

Love and friendship from those who care. . .
And the Holy Spirit to live within while we’re here.

A thankful heart for the wonderful blessings He gives. . .
Praise and thanksgiving because our God lives.


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Perfect Star

Star of Heaven, come to earth;
lead us once again to our Savior's birth.

Speak the language from God's own lips;
grant us nectar in honeyed sips.

Invade our hearts with revealing light;
accept our praises this holy night.



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A fallen angel

As soon as one angel falls, 
the others declare him false.

Volodymyr Knyr
2014


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Satan in-verse

Compared to a snake that slithers and slides,
A tongue with a fork, he hisses and hides. 

He's patiently waiting, he envies our death.
A mind fueled by sloth, and wrath on his breath.

He traps using snares, with sin as a curse. 
He's evil and sly, his charm is rehearsed. 

We're tempted by lust, gluttony and greed.
These actions are food, he needs it to feed. 

Preventing the peace, his mission is clear.
To cause us all pain, our joy is his fear. 

He covets our souls, to pride his command.
To enflame our hate, and rule as he planned. 

He's tortured and burning in fires below,
A place for the wicked, a place without snow. 

Deciphered as Lucifer, an angel that fell.
Only Gods' chosen people, the righteous prevail. 

Prayer through kindness, and loving with care.
Shining swords of the saints, thrusted up in the air.

- Yours Truly


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A New Dawn

Copyright © 2013
1/22/2013

A New Dawn in His Glory
  foretold in a biblical story

Coming for those preparing
  skyward we will be starring

Like descending parachutes
  sounds of trumpets and flutes

Captivating our hearts
  giving us a new start

A New Dawn is coming 
  listen, nature is humming

Idelology clashing blows
  a tale between 2 foes

Revelations foretold a day
  when more begin to pray

World events getting crazier
  humanity's future  hazier

Waiting on ONE to stop this mess
  or, were we just another lab test?


by LP


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The finest place

The finest place to stop 
is on the very top.

Volodymyr Knyr
2014


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Natures Gift

I saw a rainbow in the sky
I watched the birds take wing and fly
The trees and grass were different shades of green
Such a wonderful sight I've never seen
What a glorious display for me to see
What God has created for you and me


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Still Will Save Us

We both always believe in God and now
Who takes care of everything somehow;
He has a habit of working things out;
Stop worrying what past had been about.

Past was once here and now has gone by
And no matter how hard we will ever try
Let God's love in along with His grace
So world will become a more perfect place.

Through our faith in God we should rely
Even though our bodies do have to die;
God's great, main and primary goal
Is always to save our each single soul.

Souls by God were constructed and created
And with all of His love are fully satiated;
Many more times we may sin and sin;
God still will save us again and again.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Bethlehem

Bethlehem 
     Means House of Bread


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Hope Is

Hope is reaching out for God and knowing he is there
Hope is reaching for release and finding it through prayer
Hope is happiness and joy and rainbows in the sky
Hope is the feeling God is near when you begin to cry
Hope is looking for a dream that someday will come true
Hope is waiting for the Lord when your days are sad and blue
Hope is wishing for a star that will bring peace and light
Hope is striving for God's love to uphold us day and night


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The Perfect World

Where is the perfect world? In the heaven up above,
Or here on earth, with the one's that we love.

I don't have the answer, and I know you don't know too
So I look to the Lord and I ask "Him" What can I do?

In my heart I can see, 
a perfect world out there, for you and me.

and I know as I sit here and ask the Lord as I pray,
"His" answer is we will all come together, in his perfect world some day.


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I'll Wait

This is for you, young man,
Yes, you with the fast hands.

I notice your wandering eyes,
And overhear your creative lies.

I wish you could know my soul,
Really comprehend it as a whole.

Then, you would agree carnal intimacy,
Barely skims the surface of my true beauty.


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Reason


There is always a reason
	Why things happen

5222014


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Always Remember Me

There could possibly be certain things
Either a song bird who often sings
Or some smiling, cute cuddly child
Weather I found to be forever mild.

Saw deer with doe in a forest deep
Which seemed to be sound asleep
Flowers in fine field who did flourish
Each day God was sure to nourish.

So here on earth still live on and on
And even when I will finally be gone
Often you still can remember me
Who now is with God for all eternity.


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Christmas Time

Christmas is the time to remember
When the baby Jesus was born
Many Many years ago on a cold winters morn
It's a very special time
To give thanks for this time of the year
With children of all ages
Filled with excitement and good cheer
And to give thanks for all of our family and friends
That we hold oh so dear
And to remember that the lord is with us
Not just at Christmas time
But all through the coming year


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Bow Down to Storm To Rise Upto Norm

Bow Down to Storm, To Rise up to Norm In praying position as the religion directs, bow down to storm As god’s judgement, can’t avoid, have to weather it as the norm. Will the storm breed life or decay and destroy is the question? Will one be able to gather the strength to rebuild and refreshen? Night ends day begins, day ends night begins, is a cycle of life Bad will be cleared by good, to cycle bad again put more strife Don’t cry anymore if in life you have to face hardships of love But one must try to forget hardships consorted with life thereof. The conflict between life and decay will soon come to an end And the flowers of life will soon grow and blossom in the end. The aftermath of hardships is like the aftermath of the storm Only way to face them is to rise, to reconstruct and to reform.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Date 12-22-13 Second place win Contest: After the Storm by Shanity Rain


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On One Elegant Morning

On One Elegant Morning

T'was early on one elegant morning
When God would without any warning
Throw fine flower seeds down below
So all of us could watch them grow.

Then God brought much morning dew
Which settled and after finally through
Helped me through my trouble and toil
Flowers began breaking through the soil.

Flowers had started out so small at first
After a few days more with much thirst
Would burst forth seeking more room
All were beautiful after they did bloom.

Every day does begin and finally is done
In each flowering bud, I saw God's Son
Some day soon both of Them will see
And want this poem to remind you of me.


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Prince of the Air

According to the Bible
Satan is the prince of the air


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3rd Son

Papa Adam and Mama Eve's third son
 Seth


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Un grand pas vers le Bon Dieu

Sweet short round sadness in the mirror may grow;
He writes her name twice on the mind`s first snow;
It is the moment to find a joke and make her laugh;
If he holds his dreams and her hands ,that`s enough;
A smile of the kidness with each cup of tea, and soon
As brought by Fancy`s Fairy in the blond afternoon,
The taste of honey mealt in bitterness of broken glass;
The subtle drums in his ears violently might surpass
The horses`galoop at the purple banks of his veins ;
From the green empire, where eternal spring reigns
The romp`s steps of imagery in the Plato`s realm
Composing an ode of joy or a long lasting psalm:
Child dancing, playing with the joyous rain,
 Like Narcissus at the sides of the fountain.
That parfume of violets :her hair and her eyes
Tactile, fragile china, cold glass solitude lies
In their unwritten novel: everybody may choose
The thrill of dancing among the Greek statues;
The rustling of the two doves following Love`s call 
 In the hand of Light,with overflown tumult in one soul. 
The step towards his heart and quickly her stop;
Without the slightest hesitation, all muscles hope
 Ready to caught a falling star still hoping
The crystalline tear prolonged dropping
Transformed in advancing recollections through:
Two masters of slaves and two slaves ,thus sum two.



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Eden

If some fruit is forbidden in Eden,
Eden soon also will be forbidden.

Volodymyr Knyr
2014


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Followed and Found Him

There are things that I find hard to feel
Like looking at beauty and also appeal;
To me, each one is an emotional thing;
Woman who will receive a wedding ring.

Oh God who I will pray to every night;
I saw Your son Jesus who was such a site
And even though some friends may die today
With You be sure to take each one away.

They are in heaven who God can now see
And hope He has saved some room for me;
Each day on this earth did look for my Lord;
Finally found Him at end of drinking gourd.


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Which Away

Was lost and from home had run away
Which is when to God I started to pray
Help me find a nice place to live
And my whole life to You I will give.

On beach just saw a wonderful wave;
God said for a friend find Father Dave
Who forever you will always cherish;
Has a pretty church in a nice parish.

My contract with God will never expire
So He suggested that I join the choir
Which one day whole roof will raise
When people sing songs of praise.

Choir was terrific and sounded so loud;
To hear them, there was a big crowd;
Having great choir had become the craze
And writing poems which give God praise.

So for you I haven written this one
And at end of day when it is done
Maybe out of my poem a song you'll make
Which away everyone's breath will take.


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Always Do At A Pew

Always Do at a Pew

God who I know up in a cloud
To You, I will have my head bowed
And at church will kneel at a pew
Like all Episcopalians always do.

Thy power as precious as it may be
Open up my eyes so they may see
And also both ears so I can hear
When you're either far away or near.

Make me want You who are so kind
When searching for you I may find
Even if cold outside and it froze
My God inside me He truly grows.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com
Name: jthorn5656
Password: soldierboy


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3rd Glorious Mystery


Third Glorious Mystery 
The descent of the Eternal Holy Spirit


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First Murderer in Human History

The first murderer in human history
      Cain


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High as Ever

High as Ever in the Sky

An eagle is high as ever in the sky
Watching whole world passing by
And occasionally does look down
To see what still exists all around.
 
Boat sailing on river or down a stream
Or might be making of a new dream
Which tries to form now in my mind
As a clock again I will have to wind.

Trees are tall with background green
From grass creating a pretty scene;
Then eagle starts to look overhead
For lost souls and those that are dead.

With one flap of wide wings, He will glide
Knowing God should never ever be denied
And again on all life does gain a grip
With end of each wing, claws and beck's tip.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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On Rice and Town Creek In Brunswick County, NC

It was in the morning about ten when
We both would go out fishing again
Along the nice Rice and Town Creek
For God made great scenery to seek.

Tall trees they all made much shade;
To go, my friend I had to persuade;
Pretty soon we would start to fish
And catch a big one we would wish.

Bright sun had risen high in the sky
As small boat now started passing by
All of nature which was at its best;
Saw heron with new ones in her nest.

We never did catch anything at all
But we still heard all of nature call;
Went back home and behind was boat;
Then turned on TV with the remote.

Isn't life such a contrast these days;
What we should do is Give God praise
For fact we never did run out of gas
And brutal Congress budget did pass.


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The Living Word

I don't need a church of marble
Or to be hanging on a cross
Restore my arms to gather you
Along with those we lost

Stand, don't kneel before me
Remember, I was once a man
I am familiar with temptation 
So just do the best you can 

Don't dwell on fire and brimstone
In light of your mistakes 
Let kindness lead you to success
Not do whatever it takes 

There but for the grace of God
Was not issued on a payment plan
But rather as a reminder
To respect your fellow man. 


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Prophet Isaiah

The prophet Isaiah foretold 
          Jesus or Father Christ would be  born of a virgin.


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Makes Me Afraid

Fear itself is what makes me afraid
With bodies in graves who long have laid
Which are all now a mere memory
Of a ghost in air who flies so free.

Suppose it is me who is the one
While shade is protected from the sun
And as I languish long I hate to hide;
In me my soul still will want to abide.

Tale our souls to be with you my Lord
As at you both of our eyes look toward
Heaven a home which I forever make
Where day again we will never see break.

Light is everywhere and place I look;
My life is shut like a Bible or book
Whose last page is done and complete;
I have gone to heaven for my Lord to meet.


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From All Sin

From All Sin

Was no place left for my soul to hide
So into a cave ended up going inside
As each day of time continually increases
I started to think of and prayed to Jesus

What would He do if in my place?
As hands of time would rapidly race
Until whole world would not sin anymore
Then said this to His Father He does adore

Will a cross for many I have to bare?
Knowing that I am beyond compare
They wore jealousy around like a jewel
When what they really needed was renewal

Why would they allow Jesus to die in vein?
And many morons think He was insane
What Jesus stood for they did deny
His Mother Mary we could hear her cry

Body of Christ to this cave was carried
Big rock sealed tomb after He was buried
Had returned back to Heavenly Father again
His death saved our souls from all sin.

King of whole world who was our Christ
For all our sins Jesus had been sacrificed
So why should we stand there all aghast?
From each sin we are finally free at last

James Thomas Horn jthorn5656@atmc.net



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God for Granted

God for Granted 

 I always remember when I was afraid 
 I would not receive a passing grade; 
 My mind would remain like a kid 
 And all of my poems would be putrid. 

 But try I must and always will 
 For their are many wishes to fulfill; 
 Want to write poems liked by all 
 And no one ever would they appall. 

 My help for you will be here 
 And forget about your each fear 
 Ability by God in us was planted; 
 Don't ever take God for granted. 

 These are the two first lines I like 
 in a poem that I just wrote this very 
 second. Jim Horn


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Flowers to Be Friendly

Flowers To Be Friendly

I found the flowers to be friendly
Even though I am old and spindly;
Body grows old and seems so tired
And pretty soon will have expired.

Yet much for me God did endure;
Gave me His love which is pure;
He has saved my once lost soul
And along with that made me whole.

Keep all things simple, short and sweet 
And again one day when I will meet
My Master who is always in command
I then will begin to understand.

But as for now accept I must;
Have faith in God and also trust
Him who meant so much to me
In whom there is no fallacy.

Jim Horn
Bolivia, NC  jthorn5656@atmc.net
I just wrote poem at church this morning.


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Only Happiness Brings

A thought to me just had occurred
What would happen if every word
All at once they would disappear
And also I could no longer hear.

No one could yell but only sign
And read a page on every line
On faces would only be a smile
And not lie or ever beguile

God each day would give a gift
Which my spirit up just did lift
His love I saw in my mirror
A cuddle anything will cure.

So be sure a prayer try to say
Before you start to walk away
Thanking God for all those things
That to you only happiness brings.


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Sound Like a Symphony

Thin, tiny sparrow is like God's spirit
And seems like every time I hear it
A song exudes that thrills my soul;
Reaching out to God is its great goal.

What's even greater and better yet
I will love God without any regret
For my soul from sin He has saved;
When I woke up, at Him I waved.

Thanked God for giving me everything;
Then I heard sparrow starting to sing
Even small he still comforts me so
And makes much joy inside grow.

All of my sins off they have flown
And my smart sparrow now fully grown
Has many friends outside in tall tree
Who to me sound like a symphony.


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Happy in Heaven

Happy in Heaven

An allegiance to myself I did swear;
In my educated mind will search everywhere
To find a poem which will always please
About a breeze blowing through the trees.

Poem will be pure, simple and very plain;
To understand, should not have to strain
And can read without effort what I write;
Serenity should feel both day and night.

Calmness will completely come over you
And all nice people who you once knew
But still do love and always adore
Are now happy in heaven for evermore.

Jim Horn jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Start to Scream

Start to Scream

This is for you fine fishing folks
Who love my poems and like my jokes;
God has given a great talent to me
Which is writing I do constantly.

God greeted me with a great warning
You should go to church on Sunday morning;
After that, everything will be okay
For you to go fishing without delay.

When you want to catch a fish which is big
My Son Christ always uses a certain rig;
Holy Ghost is lure He does like the best
Which is far better that all of the rest.

God and Holy Ghost both have a way
Of, like a fish, luring you in everyday
To where is their fishing favorite spot;
So peaceful, pleasant and never hot.

Christ's wine comes with a depth and width,
Which when you drink always comes with
A piece of bread for bait they will offer
Which will be fitting and quite proper.

Fishing and going to church are related;
With God's great habits must be educated;
All of the fishing folk started to scream,
"Pray for great fishing and He will redeem."

jthorn5656@atmc.net
My poems are is always 
available for recommendations.


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To Be Enjoyed by You

To Be Enjoyed By You

I did pray to God again today;
He said should do things my way
To be best in accomplishing a task;
Then lie in sun and be able to bask.

So God I thank you for paying cost
Of teaching me how to be a "FROST";
Make him my model and absorb his style;
Should see all my poems I have on file.

Have written books full over the years;
Now some say when my twilight nears
God with more poems mind will nourish;
In my emails they continue to flourish.

God has become my great poetry store
And to everyone will email many more
Of my vivid poems which will fill a void
I wrote from God for you to be enjoyed.

jthorn5656@atmc.net
Bolivia, NC


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Sent You My Way

Your smile is beautiful and shines so bright
It can light up the darkest cold winter's night

Your heart is pure as gold like the sun
spending quality time with you has been so much fun

Life is a journey with it's ups and downs
but when I'm around you it's impossible to frown

You bring me up and calm my weary mind
This was something I was unsure I'd ever find

My heart is getting lighter each and everyday
You've helped me to toss my pain and burdens away

Thank you is all there is really left to say
I'm overjoyed God sent you my way!


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Church Had A Cross

Church Had A Cross

Church had a cross with some spires:
Walls are covered with red, radiant fires
While in middle are three doors
You enter to walk on church’s floors.

Banners and pennants are in blue sky;
Out front is car and people passing by;
A priest’s study can be found in the back
Who you will always see dressed in black.

Archival quality is style along with design
With sharp contrast and always so fine;
Picture might have been made in the fall
And would look excellent on your wall.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Sheep Learn How

Sheep Learn How
                                                                                                                            Sheep learn how to hear the sound sound                                                                                                                          Of shepherd boys who are around                                                                                                                           And will react to each verbal command                                                                                                                From voice and staff shepherd has in hand.

Do you like being led like some sheep? 					       Until very tired and have gone to sleep   					         And each night it always does seem                                                                              Of small shepherd boy, you do dream.

This boy is Jesus of course you know 					        And when it rains winds will blow; 					          He encourages and tends to his flock 					  Always doing it around the clock.

Jesus’s voice is consistent and doesn’t vary 				          And home with Him He wants to carry 					          Us to heaven to see His Father so dear 					        Who waits for us while we are here.


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For Letting Me In

For Letting Me In

What could and would we have withstood,
When God who is gracious and also good
Who will into our lives many things bring
With life full of love and birds that do sing.

God gave me life which has a kind soul
Removed my sins and made me whole
World with beauty God has now made
And His Son who once in a cradle laid.

Oh God so gracious who I highly respect
Towards right way will you please direct
Me and thank you for soul you did save
Of mine and soon will be put in my grave.

My soul through life still has survived
And in heaven above will have arrived
Many souls God saved again and again
And I always thank Him for letting me in.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Narrow Arrow

A Narrow Arrow

Flying high had been a big hawk
And bird beside him who liked to mock
As they saw each other every day
Were happy and no one did dismay

Hawk would fly highest in the air
Often as he did downward would stare
Seeing all the things which were below
How great it was God himself said so

When you may mock another bird
By God you are always reassured
Unless long and much more narrow
Then you would look just like an arrow

James Thomas Horn
Comments are always appreciated


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Believe and Receive

Believe and Receive

My God will always be mine forever
And forsake You, I would not ever
Through time and each day I am in
Until the end and when we did begin.

I saw God in each drop of morning rain;
Wheat waving and in each shining grain;
Mountain top which was so full of snow;
He is always there wherever I will go.

God was there in the candle flame;
Took away my sin and removed all shame
I will give You thanks for what you've done
As I sit on beach with sand under the sun.

Lead me and love me and I will believe
It is You God who I am about to receive
Into my body You did completely enter;
My life have now become its center.


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Abominations


Witchcraft, sorcery, and divination are not condemned by the Bible
The bible equates these abominations with murder


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Witch of Endor


Saul or St. Paul went to the Witch of Endor 
To get her to conjure up Samuel from the dead.


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Which Comes First

Which Comes First


I so love each Psalm that I read
 And Proverbs, knowledge do feed;
 Will have no fear or ever wait;
 Be discouraged or have to hesitate.

 God's word every day I have been told
 As mysteries of life all start to unfold
 Each of God's answers wait for me
 To remove sin and fill with sensibility.

 God removes all of my much suspense
 Forth will go which was followed by hence
 And forever more only seek God's will
 From this moment on my life he does fulfill.

 God's goals for me, by Him have been set
 And met and no better can it ever get
 Knowing He is constantly close and near
 No longer will be afraid or have any fear.

 "Which will come first? Must I either first 
 have fear to be afraid or first be afraid so
 I will be followed by fear?"  James Horn



© James Horn. All rights reserved


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Pierce her Heart

Simeon told Mother Mary
A sword would pierce her heart.


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Only a Beginner

I am now a novice and only a beginner
And no different than any other sinner
Who should be willing and always know
To God with problems be sure to go.

Give God your all even though on earth
And one day will learn that your worth
Which you should be willing to share,
Like God Himself is far beyond compare.


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My Poems Be Better

My Poems Be Better

What I wanted to do was find a way
To say only have another nice day
But something much better than that
And be with Jesus where He had sat.

I know that He's not here any more
Physically that is but is waiting for
Me in heaven where I have to return
After many bridges having to burn.

My poem seems to be on a roll so far
With God and Son as a shining star
Never will I ever end up being lost
Pretty is the day with morning frost.

Each day will start out freshly for sure
Now that I know I surely can endure
And obstacles being difficult to bare
God and Jesus are around everywhere.

As I start going to my comfortable bed
Will make sure my prayers are all said
My writing water I have been testing
Can my poems be better than Tom Kesting.

James Thomas Horn


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My Ashes

My Ashes

God is so near who I really do revere;
I thank Him for my home I have here
In Carolina where things always are
Like a colorful rainbow and shiny star.

Some of the things that I love the most
Are my lovely and quite majestic coast
And bright sun which each day does rise
Behind Carolina beautiful and blue skies.

Here in my home, I never will be lonely,
Living with my precious one and only;
Did encourage me to move here one day 
To where y'all is what they always say.

Live close to Lockwood Folly near seventeen
Which to me is always such a pretty scene;
Flowing smoothly with much style and grace;
One day into it, my ashes a priest will place.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Soul saving

The fact that He saves only souls 
not fully consoles.

Volodymyr Knyr
2014


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What is hell


A condition of everlasting separation from Eternal God
The absolute absence of Eternal God

YOUCAT 161


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My Clementine Oh my darling

Indulgences Indulgence my clementine                                                                             murder sublime your father sold you for a dime                                                               for some wine and a pair of shoes                                                                                   lost in the wine of the purgatories blues                                                                           you cried for grace but drowned in the rivers vine                                                           your father’s embrace he sold you for a dime                                                             catechism number nine died once for all your silver                                                    recalls a story Judas’s blood money a filthy pilfer


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Only God Knows

Only God Knows

My soul will never leave me or ever perish
If Christ I love and soon start to cherish
Allow in my life and mean more than anything
So on Christmas many carols will start to sing.

We welcome Christ's birth into this world
With big, bright eyes and hair that curled
A friendly sort who had been hard to find
In big room, His Apostles wined and dined.

Christ remains in my heart and does not die
God sent His Son here so on we would rely
Hear all questions and answer all our prayers
Made in church or maybe up or down stairs.

How happy I am knowing Christ is up there
In heaven where Both are beyond compare
Never suppose and know where each one goes
When Christ will return again, only God knows.

James Serious Mysterious Horn


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Why I Write Poetry

So many poems to people, I have sent
Which are always polite and reverent;
To church, encourages them to go
As God's spirit does continues to grow.

Songs will sing giving God praise
And results of each service does amaze
All of those seekers who are around
When they hear song and its great sound.

God we love and never take for granted
Thanks for seeds in us You have planted
That turned into flowers which will bloom
Like smiles on our faces all over the room.

With God, there is only one place to start
Requiring us to have a change of heart;
Remove worldly things and fill with Yours
Which last forever and always endures.

God sent His things which now are mine
Causing much fruit to be on each vine
Which continues and is beyond compare;
Then He said, "Your talents be sure to share."


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With My Positive Attitude

For many problems in life must prepare
And above all with everyone should share
What you now have or will possibly gain
Some which may be difficult to explain.

To like and love are ones you will find
Offer and give you much peace of mind
You may never know what is the matter;
Some run away while others together gather.

Could be sound of some soft water flowing
Or flourishing flowers which are now growing
Birds sweetly singing and babies up bringing
Mountainous sites you may want to be seeing.

Help others improve with a positive attitude
And for it all will give God my gratitude;
What better person could I possible be?
None at all unless my God was with me.


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My Great Friend

God is my great friend and favorite one
And on Him, I forever do depend upon;
When there is some advice I may need,
With His fine food and knowledge He will feed.

When I pray to God, with Him consult;
End will always be a successful result;
I often do talk to Him night and day;
He knows and has right words to say.

God is my conscience and memory,
Like a cloth called by many as emery;
Correct way to rub you always knows
Yet is gentle on both body and clothes.

God is more to me than any other person;
Helps me when I practice and am rehearsing;
Have heard much improvement in my voice;
Now at end of each song I sing I do rejoice.

About God, what I like best of all
Is He picks me up when I sometimes fall;
On Him will never place any blame;
He is the source of my fortune and fame.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Psalm 22


Psalm 22 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus or Father Christ
     And lots would be cast for his clothes.


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I Would Often Wonder

Many Times I would often wonder
Why there is turbulence and thunder
Big waves which around will whirl
And tornadoes which seem to swirl.

Weather to me always does amaze
Do you think it is a form of praise
Which we offer to God we love
Even from below or else up above.

Avalanches at times also will occur
And people can create quite a stir
Disturbance followed by a commotion
Especially with my shaving lotion.

I presume all women with their perfume
Knows that overhead our doom does loom
Women by God were the ones manifested
To upset things men should have digested.

Women and weather we must put up with
And someone once asked was it a myth
A man on a ship may have been decked
When he told his wife he was hen pecked.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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An Incredible Collision

There was another incredible collision
We all had seen with God's permission
Night disappeared and day did start
Sunrise was there pulling my mind apart.

With sunrise's beauty this all did occur
And my soul in an instant felt so secure
At that moment was sure and knew when
God would cause sun to rise and set again.

Along with Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Sunrise and sunset I love the most
Beautiful days start and were ended
With something which seemed so splendid.


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Love You Both

Love You Both

Was not sure at what point should begin
Or certain as to exactly where or when
To have started my life's story and history
Which to many may be a total mystery.

Could be yesterday or a long time ago?
While in winter walking through some snow
Which was a wonderful time when we first met
And better than that t could never get.

Someday soon will have to face the fact
That Jesus Himself surely is coming back
And my whole life I did not live in vein
Christ could constantly help me bare the strain.

Throughout my whole life from sin will be saved
In each of my prayers at me God has waved
Your Son Christ my savior has constantly been
And I will love you both forever, again and again.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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My Valentine for Always

My Valentine for Always

God gave us His love certainly for sure;
Help us so all things we can endure,
As days of our life continue to increase,
Make sure our souls have everlasting peace.

God, help us, as well as all of humanity;
Give each one peace preserving our sanity;
Make life sweet as we fall before Your feet,
So each day more of You, we may meet.

To God who knows what all of life is for
My wife I did marry and forever adore
And God in all of your great grandeur 
She is the one who I will truly treasure.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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I Ever Wrote

I Ever Wrote

to writing poems, much time do devote
this is absolutely, greatest one I ever wrote
people by it became extremely captivated
are motivated by it being so well related.

We were damaged by all of sin's deluge
But believed in God who is our refuge
Although may be cold and often shiver
God is arrow's perfect point and in its quiver.

Oceans may roar while rivers still rage
Best to read Bible Book and turn to page
Where Psalm 46 will be waiting for you
With result of Psalms I love and truly do.

Make merry with mighty melodious harp
Which can distinguish a flat from a sharp
Music will make much peace and pleasance
For you to like and love in every essence.

Before after church service start to retire
Hear fabulous music from glorious choir
Along with sermon full of style and grace
And can see God in priest's friendly face.

When I listen with both my magnificent ears
A hardy, moving message each one hears
My soul with God is completely  satiated
Why would anyone want to have hesitated.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Loud Amen

A Loud Amen

So let this be a lesson to some;
When cupboard is down to its last crumb
And nothing else can you now afford
You must start praying to the Lord.

It doesn't take any effort at all
Now matter how large or so small;
Let prayer come from heart and soul;
Be gracious and God will meet each goal.

Object of poem has always been
To have God save us from all sin
Then over evil He will let us win;
End prayer by saying a loud Amen.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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I Have Hired

God, many times, I have often hired
To fill my life with things divinely inspired
And poetry which I will write each day
After talking to God and then would pray.

When you read my poems word for word;
Nothing will you find which is absurd;
Each of them always has been designed
So God in there somewhere you can find.

Poems are only going out to a select few
Who from out of God's hat I just drew;
Even though years ago I had to retire
My only desire now is you to inspire.


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Liturgy of the Hours


The Liturgy of the Hours 
Draws mainly from the Biblical book of Psalms


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Abominations


Witchcraft, sorcery, and divination are not condemned by the Bible
The bible equates these abominations with murder


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Prophet Zechariah


The prophet Zechariah foretold 
     Jesus or Father Christ would be sold for 30 pieces of silver


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Such A Wonderful Sight

Such A Wonderful Sight

It was such a wonderful sight
You could sense them day and night
With the snow which was so white
And things into could nibble and bite.

What I liked about it the very most
Was together Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Were everywhere from coast to coast
And all three to me were a perfect host.

Now I am finally free from all despair
Knowing that the Trinity was there
Many magic moments with me would share
And down South they say, "I do declare."

Every Christmas is a magic moment
About when God to us His Son He sent
And later will be something called Lent
Jesus dying so we could all repent.

Up death souls from bodies began to part
And going to heaven it will start
But while we are all here at the mart
By cookies and candies having shape of a heart.

Did you like it? The Trinity did.


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He's Everywhere

He's Everywhere

When first born to stay alive do try
But eventually one day have to die
To stay alive it often had been hard
When our life is lost body will discard

So maybe in a manner of speaking
What is it that we are really seeking?
Perhaps God who our soul did allow
And energy into it He did endow.

A speck of dust just happened to be
Only the distance between God and me
Close must be when we are like that
Unless you are dumber than a door mat

Why should you bother or ever worry
Have to be upset or continue to hurry
Not only is God both here and there
He and His enigma are everywhere.


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Before A Big Crowd

- Before A Big Crowd -

Before the cross had been a big crowd
With many who had their head bowed
After Jesus had participated in a parade
On a path which was very well laid

His experience should never want to share
Something like that being so hard to bare
From a Virgin Jesus had been born
And now wears a crown with many a thorn

Jesus while on earth never would die
No and here is the reason why
Immediately to heaven He would go
Words in Bible told me this was so.


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An Early Holiday Poem

This seems to be my Poetry Soup way of life:
"Thank you for your wonderful poems. We only 
allow 10 poems posted per 24hr period so that 
more poems are read. Thanks again for your 
wonderful poety. In the meantime, please 
comment of the poetry of others." Look at
this Poetry Soup Comment and tell me what 
is wrong with it? How about poety and of
which should be on for starters? Don't
get me wrong. I am just trying to be a nice
guy. They didn't put any of my recent poems
on their recent email either. My jinx has
just been broken so here goes:

An Early Holiday Poem Part 1

I certainly must make a confession
She sure seems to have such an obsession 
About a glorious new star and it siting
Inviting an occasion for poem to be writing.

Compared to other ones, this star outshone 
Appearing like it was standing there all alone
Way up high in a completely dark sky
While we on earth were wondering why.

Some people were making and declaring an edict
About somewhere in Bible were people predict
A great, huge star someday will soon appear
Signifying the Christ Child was close and near.

Yet, they didn't have a recorder called a cam
But I believe it was in beloved Bethlehem
Cute Christ Child was cuddled in a big barn
So everyone could start spreading a yarn.

Three wise men met Jesus with their presence
With all of their real, actual pleasing presents
Which created quite a stir with their demure
With some perfume, frankincense and Mir.

After perfectly planned party was finally done
Christ Child's glorious life had now begun
Outside many people started to toil and tarry
And rebuilt barn into a Romanesque Monastery.

Why did they pick a Romanesque style of all things?

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Many More Miles

Many More Miles
 
Many more miles I now must trod
Knowing that I am a child of God
Jesus refreshed all of our feet
So soon His father we may meet
 
After our both feet are washed
All of our sins will be abolished
Removed never to return again
Son of God saved us from all sin.
 
Sin's weight will be gone forevermore
Like grains of sand upon some shore
Which now blow so briskly in the air
For sinners God's Son surely does care.


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When We Should Want To

When We Should Want To

When we should want to stop all our sinning
Let God and Jesus be ending and beginning
Also of attention allow Them to be the center
And realize They will help us be a repenter. 

Why should we want to do things all alone?
Be miserable by always casting first stone
Making wrinkles in water causing despair
And things that have been hard to bare.

Christ's body need not be carefully inspected
By His Father to heaven has been resurrected
Now we can stop selling all of ourselves short
And start seeking God's Son for His support.


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Where Have You Been

Where Have You Been

My fine friend, where have you been
We will all soon rise again.
Even though tombstones I do see; 
You are in a better place to be.

Each time that I do feel God's spirit;
And after great choir you do hear it. 
Up so high, you will start to rise;
Hear all of the many happy cries.

Again and again, I saw rejoice
Every time that you hear God's voice;
You better be on your best behavior
And also let Lord to be your savior.
James Thomas Horn jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Poetry Is Medicine

Poetry is medicine that was planted in the minds of us poets by none other than God Himself. Share that medicine and God is satisfied. Horde it for your own personal pleasure and you have created a selfish sin. For me to be a God beyond compare, all of my love you must learn to share and with all of your great ability, write poems on pages so others can see. There may be times of dismay, so you should write a poem each day which will help them up when they may fall and you have to be listening to hear God's call.


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Soon She Won't Be

Soon she won't be our great secretary
Which to all of us does seem so scary; 
As audacious, administrative assistant
Performance is persistent and consistent.

Also, forever in future we always regret
Her going away which we had to let
If longer with us would stay for a while;
You would see us still wearing a smile.

In church, we were wiggling and squirming
While we did listen to Father Dave's sermon
Which quite a congregation they all drew
We even found Lovett sitting in front pew.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetryoup.com

PS. Lovett is our church secretary
who will be a full-fledged parishioner
again at the end of April 2014.


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My Bonnie Joy

She was born a girl and not a boy
And was called beautiful Bonnie Joy;
Every morning when was dressing
We knew God gave us a great blessing.

At mother's heart did tug and pull;
A bouncy baby who had been beautiful;
For months in mom's body, Bonnie was in
Who always gladly would do it again.

To book club meeting did open the door;
Bonnie Joy's love wasn't there anymore;
Cried so and my heart just sank
When I saw her chair now blank.

With Bonnie there, joy would abound
Each and every time she was around;
One night a full moon seemed to appear
And knew her twilight now was near.

Phone rang and wondered who it was;
Heard husband clear throat like he does
When bad news has appeared in the air;
Always so difficult and hard to bare.

Another near and close friend had died
And inside and out I cried and cried
That eventually through time and years
Will return back again to be happy tears.

Bring back, bring back my Bonnie to me;
She's now in heaven where God can see
Pleasant smile which means so much
And memory of her can almost touch.

God, treat her nice and do take care
Of Bonnie whose memory is everywhere;
She brought special gift to all she knew
Sweet Bonnie we will never forget you.


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Another New Sunrise

When I saw another new sunrise
To me, it was a perfect, pleasant surprise
And after sun had gone back down again
To end of my prayer to God I said Amen.

I prayed to God once more that night
Thanked Him for seeing a heavenly sight
Went to sleep and dreams God did give
About His Son who on earth once did live.

All of the whole, entire day was complete
In my dreams, God and I again would meet
You were nice and on best behavior
So I brought to earth my Son, your Savior.


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Each Sin I Have Done

Each Sin I Have Done


No matter what things may really be worth

While we are here living on this earth

What really will mean the most to me

Is if in same direction we could only see.


If prejudice and bias could cease to exist;

Quit being in conflict and always insist

There are things to me which are the worst;

Using God's name in vain is very first.


The second is doing things against God's will;

Forgetting about all the dreams He did fulfill

Yet still sing some song and be in tune

Or sit by the sea on top of a sand dune.


Next one is to help those who are in need;

When done, God with you will have agreed

And still be willing to give in even though

They were not a favorable friend but a foe.


God who is so far beyond all belief

And I in the night who is such a terrible thief

What a wonderful one is Your terrific Son

Who saved me from each sin I have done.

James Thomas Hawthorne Horn

Bolivia, NC
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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My Many Things and Much More

My Many Things and Much More

There are many things to thank God for;
My lovely wife who forever I do adore
And down by beautiful river is a dock
I will ride my bike to around the clock.

See pretty colors and none are dull or drab;
Water with fish and claws on a cute crab;
My house which has much cool air;
Behind big windows can sit and stare.

In backyard are song birds in a bath
Playing around and loving to laugh;
They are flip-flopping their tiny wings;
Many memories to me back it brings.

God all your grass is gorgeous and green
Making my yard such a lovely scene
Together with each flower and all the trees
Which for I never ever had to say please.

God placed all the flowers there with care
To enjoy now that they are everywhere;
Oh, and want to be sure and God thank
For having enough money in the bank. 

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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God and Poems

God and Poems

What I want to do is others delight
With the poems which I like to write
Realize reason I wrote them for
Adore and want to read many more. 

They become songs for you to sing
Will want to do more then anything
There are things to do that you must
Believe in Him and then truly trust.

Can feel compassion in poems you read
Hoping each one helps those in need
For much joy and having happiness;
God is good and will bring us bliss.

By my poems will become inspired
Many years now have been retired
Want Horn humor to be what you need
With God's word, they will try to feed.

My poems make you feel replenished
And after my life ends and is finished
To heaven will return from where came
Now my name is in God's Hall of Fame.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Why No Wine

Be sure to put on your sense of humor caps
and think about this one for a long while.

Why No Wine

Had eaten a hamburger I did embellish;
With cucumber, catsup and some relish
Then somewhere found my mind in a fog
Forgot about buying bun with a hot dog.

Drink cup of coffee, thought that I might
And a donut which in always do delight
Back home eventually had slowly returned
To see what else my wife had badly burned.

My body quickly became bare to the bone
And I have started to cook on my very own
Size of my blundering body is now fat and big
Now have to walk around while wearing a wig.


How much I love her, she will never know
I often sang in old song that told her so
Can you believe we were divorced by the Pope
And with a wild nun he would make me elope.

My firmness is now flabby and I am flustered
Catholics at communions never serve any custard
Priest rode away on erotic horse who was equine
But behind left host after taking all of the wine.

Which is why unpleased parishioners have 
been served only a host without any wine.
A priest is always a perfect host for a party.

Not only do Catholic priests serve a host
They also even do it from coast to coast.


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How Nice It Is

How Nice It Is

In Bible, has any humor ever been found?
With it, my whole self would like to surround;
Why keep beating dead horses and drums;
Fabulous fortunes accumulate in great sums.

How can they have so much hypocrisy
And end up calling it a democracy
While of others always taking advantage
When you should be applying proper bandage.

Now that all wounds have been finally healed
And before Lord and Master daily kneeled
To me, it is evident and becoming quite clear
How great it is knowing God is close and near.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Heaven on Earth

Saw a rainbow re-appear behind tall trees
While my body would feel a warm breeze
As water surface seemed so very serene;
Combined together created a pretty scene.

Birds hatched and were now in new nest;
God in great glory made things to be best
For me so that my imagination and mind
Would be readily available and easy to find.

I wouldn't want to miss a world like this
All full of love, joy as well as much bliss
So here for whole life I will always stay
Until going to heaven after I pass away.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Sin and Grief

Sin is small word which is so obscure;
How much more of it can we endure?
Causing so much pain along with grief;
God please put in my site much relief.


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I Once Had A Handicap

I Once Had a Handicap

Thumb I did see looked like a thimble;
Should this become my writing symbol?
Every time when poetry I went to write
Could not hold my whole hand real tight.

Deformed thumb by God it had been made;
My writing received needs improvement grade
And God to me many times He had said,
You will have trouble buttering your bread.

That thimble of Mine will get in your way
So if you should say your prayers each day
I will hold your thumb so it won't tremble
And then take off your troubling thimble.

Thumb once grew large when it was warm
But then God finally fixed my thumb's form;
With thumb and fingers poems will write
Now that I can hold my hand real tight.


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A Miracle for Eve

A Miracle for Eve (Have you ever seen all three of her beautiful faces before?)

Have you played hide and peak with God before?
He hid behind candy bar aisle in a grocery store
Waiting patiently and quietly for Him to be found
Could only hear a pin drop making a single sound.

There was the time God was in back of a tree
Waiting just for Eve to peek and Him to see
But she was walking real fast and passed by
Missed Him and could hear Eve start to cry.

Even though for Eve outside it had been hot
An angel brought her back to the exact spot
And tree she once passed by looked behind
Guess what!!! God, Eve finally did find.

Eve wanted to see God much and a lot more
So angel took her back to the grocery store
Looked below bottom row and saw God's feet
What a miracle!!! God and Eve again did meet.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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When I Write Poems

When I Write Poems

When I write poems, God is my friend
From beginning right down to the end;
In the middle when we both may meet;
Poem is perfect and don't have to delete.

Each word I write is with gracious God
Who I will love and always like to laud;
God is great glory and so magnificent
And to all of us, His Son he even sent.

God's my guide and He is everywhere;
Is my beloved who is beyond compare
And whatever I do or will possibly intend
I'll ask God for help and no one offend.

In Bible there are several people who say
God will take me to heaven one fine day
And when He does meet me at His door
We both will be together for evermore.

James Jonathan Hawthorne Horn
RiverSea Plantation

Bolivia, NC


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He Will Always Feed

He Will Always Feed

Conclusion I came to in middle of the night;
In writing my poems I do delight
And God my each finger does guide;
In His Son Christ I always confide.

Holy Ghost has control over me;
Is in fog which is over the sea
And can find Ghost in every cloud;
Works way in and out of every crowd.

They together make up the Trinity;
Cannot be measured and are infinity
And with them all I have agreed;
Enjoy His food that He has to feed.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Last Judgment

The last judgment will come
When Father Christ return in glory

4142014 CCC no. 1040


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PLAPOM

PLAPOM

Around a tall tree did twist and twirl
Tail of some lovely cute little squirrel
Trying to find food and as it searches
On long tree limb a pretty bird perches.

Bird sings and below children are playing 
While sun's in the sky its light displaying;
Found fluffy clouds with background of blue
And on green grass did lay morning dew;

Picture like this you'll not again see;
God created this one only for me;
Making tomorrow a beautiful day;
Will thank Him always when I pray.

Read this poem and then when through,
See how many people you can send it to
So in all of their lives happiness can find
Together with pleasure and peace of mind.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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I'M Also a Christian Too

I Am Also a Christian Too

By now, I am sure that you knew
I'm a Christian who is just like you;
We love Jesus more than anything
After hearing all the songs we sing.

Bible I was just thumbing through;
When I did, God on me grew and grew
And His Son Jesus who had come to save
All us sinners and those who misbehave.

So a Christian Club I have now started
For those sad, dreary and downhearted
To try and humor all of them along
And learn how to sing this great song.

My song, it sort of goes like this
When God and Jesus the most I miss
Is when church is without our choir
To inspire and set whole church on fire.

A few of them again we finally heard
Up quite a commotion they all stirred
When the director finally did say
You should join our choir today.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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A Commanding Lead

So may your light continue to shine

Which will never be brighter than Mine

To be stoic and up straight standing

Lead in life, God must have a commanding.


Often all of our lives need an added perk

Which will make people part of God's work

Then we shall excel in our very existence

When people pray to God with persistence.


Even though may be of much remorse

Let God in your life set His true course;

He will become a force which is magnetic

Life will be incredible and no longer copacetic.


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God, Who I Do Adore

Some of God's love to me did lend
So this poem I started and will send
Once, all of it, I do complete
About morning when God and I did meet.

Early at sunlight is when I began
Waking up and quivering was right hand
Another new poem it wanted to write
Which I now am doing with pure delight.

Temptation to write continued to grow
While words came out and continued to flow
And, as if, I were some wise old sage
I pleasantly put them down on this page.

Each day God seems to be inviting
By giving me an opportunity to start writing
And continue on and complete one more
Poem I promised God who I do adore.


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In Heaven at Last

In Heaven at Last

When I wanted to be safe and calm
God had held me in His huge palm;
Always knew I was safe and sound
Because I could feel Him all around.

If I had something for Him to hear
I could always tell God's ear was near;
Even though I was mild and meek
He heard my voice when it did speak.

Did pray to God when I was kneeling;
When I did around Him I was feeling;
I often had tasted Him with my tongue,
In every sweet song we just had sung.

Out in the woods when we would walk
God's voice was there and heard it talk
And whether asleep or even while awake
He was in each breath which I would take.

God now has complete control over me
And from sin has set my whole soul free;
After all of my long life has finally past
Will be there in heaven with God at last.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Good for Some

Good for Some

What is good for some will it be for me?
While it is a challenge to my ability
Serving as a reminder so that one day
I will never waste all my time away.

God prepares me when I say my prayer
Indicating I should be the one to share
With each of the triumvirate three
Making sure from sin, I am set free.

If I could only meet what they expected
Which I can when properly directed
With those three that love me so
Closer to them I continue to grow.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran
Inspired by either three of four fold,
So I have been told.


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An Urge to Purge

Had an urge to purge songs which were a dirge
And on many spiritual songs start to splurge
Which will really liven up the whole place
And put a smile on each and every face.

We sound like being in a period of mourning
When all around us is always adorning
Which is none other than God and Jesus
Who can cure my many cases of enuresis.

When I go to church I get so excited
Because by Them I have been invited;
On God's Son Jesus I have a big crush
Then go to bathroom and have to flush.

I have an experience which is really moving
I started to rock and roll and am grooving
After giving it my all and whole entire
They actually want me to join the choir.
 
James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Marvelously Mend in the End

Marvelously Mend in the End

Jesus was a sample of example which was ample
And each one of our sins continued to trample
How amazing both of those first two lines are
Should see His wrist where He wore a scar

Even though for a while it had been raining
Jesus mentioned many things that are pertaining
To all of His great goals which are saving souls
As the fine future faced with soon unfolds

Down South people pray to Peter and Paul
And rest of disciples that they do call you'll
Jesus every day does enlightened everyone
Said to Disciples your day will never be done

Not until in heaven when you are here with Me
And below all of the people still can see
All of you were kind while doing your best
But people on earth against things they protest

Throughout all of time and into the end
God, His Son Jesus second time will send
All of our souls He marvelously did mend
And so safely we are back in heaven again. 

James Thomas Horn


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Me and My Wire

Me and My Wire

When whole life is on the wire,
Lord, don't let my life expire;
Every time when on wire kneel
Closer to God I always feel.

Hats had been flapping in the breeze
And behind me there were no trees;
Only thing left was wire and me;
By God, was I beckoned to be?

To reach an end there must be a start;
Never should have a change of heart;
Thank you God in who I do trust;
Even on wire when there was dust.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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With His Air

With His Air

Sometimes when deep in much doubt;
We can't find way or any air to let out
Of sail yet tire is still over-inflated
Forget trip for it may be ill-fated.

All of facts and figures did collect;
Son of God we were sure to select
As His answers became more clear
Now that Lord who we love is near.

He's there when we need Him the most;
No matter what is always a perfect host;
When bad or out of fence we have been
Savior Jesus surely lets us back in again.

When we forget spare or can't fix a flat
And months in driveway car has sat
Allow Jesus to return with all of His air;
For lost souls, He has so much to spare.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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All of the Past Delete

All of the Past Delete

Are there actual abilities in your soul?
It remains sinless and always whole;
Things outside of our soul commit sin
Which is done over and over again.

Between soul and sin is a separation
And continues in process of preparation
For us to heaven which we will glide
All else is thrown away and left aside.

The soul is that single, simple thing
God back to Him wants to bring;
All else far away will be caste
As it all becomes part of the past.

About our past, God could care less
So He has instructed you to confess
Sins of burden on body He will remove
And yourself to Him never have to prove.

Why do we become complacent and growl?
Stop praying to God and pitch in towel
All of the answers we soon will know 
When to heaven we eventually go.

By then my friend, it never matters at all;
Am now in heaven after hearing God's call
And what He said when me did great,
" You're with me and all of the past delete."

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Egg On Our Faces

Egg On My Face

It was about a day or two ago
When I really wanted to know
How many go to heaven each day
And here is what I heard God say

Each and every sin is forgiven
And long time you have been living
Friends like you are hard to find
And only a few have I left behind.

One was someone just like you;
We were perfect in our points of view
Agreed with each other down to the last
Approved of what we did in the past.

In our lives God's love is in the lead
So we started group called Mustard Seed
Thoughts to many they wanted to carry
Which were like being a missionary

Now every day without any fail
All of you will receive a merciful email
With a picture and poem inside
About how God has nothing to hide.

Will read Bible so we can obtain
All the knowledge God wants us to gain
We know with God nothing will be lost
Including our emails which are free of cost.

In our each email do try to indulge
And pretty soon your big brain will bulge
With thoughts and ideas God has sent
Making you ready and raring to repent.

What God did was make us want to give
Out to others while we will live
In God's great honor with His great graces
Never ending up with egg on our faces.


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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Our minds and brains must be microscopic
Allowing things to happen that are catastrophic
Which cause so much sorrow, suffering and pain
While world and lives become filled with bloodstain. 

What is it that will stand and stay in the way?
Destruction and destroying put on display
And to think, other way they want us to look
Just sit there still reading our Bible Book.

God said let actions speak louder than each word
And also to you has it often ever really occurred
Blessed be a person by actions that they take
Not make many excuses causing hearts to break. 

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

PS. Instead of all our lives being imperil
Could someone sing us a Christmas Carol?


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On Thursday, Can Take a Hike

On Thursday, Can Take a Hike

About parts of my poem are deep in doubt
So what we should is try to work them out
Or maybe for a long time it has now been
And writing poetry should start over again.

My poems may often receive a wise crack
While others say I have a natural knack
For writing poems which you will enjoy
Which people prefer like a favorite toy.

God in each poem will always enter scene;
We will try to describe what He may mean
And if for something like this you are thirsty
Could have it a church every other Thursday.

Poems will become perfect and prestigious
And could turn into songs which are religious
About Jesus Son of God who many do say
He will return to see us again someday.

So you should not go into a state of denial
But try to think about it for a short while;
If this sounds like something you will like
To church every other Thursday can take a hike.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Prayers

The upturned eyes lets him know that you're calling.
The clasped together hands lets him know to start listening.
For you could be talking & never saying a word.
Just know that he who prays will always be heard.


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What I Need

Should my sundae be a strawberry?

And a note I could never carry

Singing was hard to do for me

Which was terrible and you will agree.



Suppose sundae was upside down

And it had melted all around

Now to me it was not fed

And could not get out of my bed.



God why is there much misery

While it is hot and so blistery

With Son's food please do feed

And His water is what I need.


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Nitwit and Nincompoop

Nitwit and Nincompoop

While walking along had started to wonder
How really bad has been each blunder
After hearing a message God had sent
Said you are perfect person for President.

Even if fighting fool or a belligerent bat
Rowdy Republican or endeavoring Democrat
Chances are truly, immensely on your side
That everyone in Congress always lied.

Congress is such an irresponsive group
As well as knurly nitwit and nincompoop
Not ever knowing what side should be on
Looking for someone to blame things upon.

Present President is one who you can blame
Regardless of their sex, race, creed or name
Now needless Congress has an incessant urge
To pile up bills while they continue to splurge.

I have finally become a peaceful pigeon
And regardless of what may be my religion
Things are definitely designed for disaster
Unless I meet desires of my Lord and Master.

Jonathan Hilarious Precarious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Prophet Micah


The prophet Micah foretold 
     Jesus or Father Christ would be born in Bethlehem


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Don't You Dare

Don't You Dare

To heaven are we sent or does God take;
A special machine does He have to make
Which is invisible and we can never see
And always says you must trust in Me.

What you need, God always does give;
Not alone by yourself will you have to live;
God has become my body's battery
Even tough outside it is cold and chattery.

If all of my energy, I were to exert
And my body and bones began to hurt
My true God will always be there
With comfort and compassion He will share.

God, to me, each day does make this proposal;
Every thing I made will be at your disposal;
Not only will I let nature take her course
I will kept the rest of my rules in force.

Through your faith in Me must accept them all
And each time that you stumble, trip and fall
For you, I always will consistently be there,
But to give in to the devil, don't you dare.
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All Over Adorning

Stars are in wide sky all over adorning;
Left when they saw start of next warning;
Flowers flourished and are fully bloomed;
Here, there and everywhere as I assumed.

Nature near and far would normally appear
Just like she had before year after year
Here along the entire Carolina coast
Who my mind in became deeply engrossed.

Will write this poem which I shall share
About my Carolina and every where
That has become extraordinary to me;
God never charges and is for free.

In field, found deer with fawn and doe
And big, antlered stag going to and fro;
Then heard a horse who started panting
While people were carefully planting.

Cars went whizzing up and down road
And at night all of their headlights glowed
After finishing work for one more day
Or pick up child who always likes to play.

Saw feathered hawk fly high overhead
Then said prayers before going to bed;
God made Carolina such a glorious scene;
Conifer trees with cones and grass so green.

Tall trees still sway with a warm breeze
And before God, I fall on my knees
Truly thanking Him for what was here
And my lovely wife who is close and near.


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Suppose Jesus Had

Suppose Jesus Had

To me, something just had occurred
Suppose Jesus made me His shepherd
And I was leader of some small flock
Caring for them around the clock.

Weather was cold and hard to bare
And I saw sheep freezing everywhere
With Jesus warmth the air He filled
So no one would suffer or be killed.

Another song I will sing softly today
Jesus who I trust is truly the only way
No matter if sinning or even beguiling
Jesus still stands there always smiling.

James Thomas Horn


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Jubilant Word

Jubilant Word

Jane, we just heard the jubilant word;
Some say your soul was transferred
And God has a solo for you to sing.
As usual, you gave your everything.

Now seems like we need a new law,
First time Savior when we all saw;
Be quiet so He can get a word in,
And He can save us from each sin.

Winds blew and windows started to shake;
All around there was a big earthquake,
And sure glad I never did not dose,
So I could see Jesus when he arose.


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Some Room for Me

Have you ever had to run and hide?
Thinking by God that you were denied
When heaven is where you wanted to go
But were confined to hell here below.

You were never like all of the rest
Who were so nice and sins confessed
Hearing priest who loves to preach
Who will always be within reach.

Maybe you should change your mind
So you won't have to be left behind
By being thoughtful and true to God
Not being a fool who commits fraud.

God another proven path He'll make
That to heaven you it will take
Leading to best place you could be
And surely save some room for me.


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If I Were

If I Were

If I were over the Rainbow somewhere
Without a worry or any care
This is best place I possibly could be;
Look down and everything could see.

Heaven has a place like this
And it I never, ever want to miss;
So God in all of Your great glory,
Help me turn poem into a story.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Hard for a Sparrow to Pray

Hard for a Sparrow to Pray

If not here or there I wonder where oh
Could possibly be the precious sparrow

Who will want to build a nice nest

Which will be a place for her to rest.

 

Little ones soon to life will be brought

And God to her mind brought a thought

I will thank God for His great effort

To keep babies safe and not be hurt.

 

So all of them now are nicely singing;

More food to mouths God is bringing

And it is hard for a sparrow to pray

Because her wings will get in the way.


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Sweet Songs

Sweet Songs

There seems to be so many ways
We can give God all of our praise
Like singing songs about His love
Waiting for us in heaven above.

How about playing flute or clarinet
When sun rises and soon does set
Maybe beat drum or a bugle's burst
Mother singing softly as baby is nursed.

Child may rattle or thump a tambourine
While grass outside is growing green
And just before he or her goes to bed
Sweet songs about Jesus they both read.


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So Full of Sin

Why is world still full of so much sin
Have heard this over and over again
What I want is soulful stimulation
About a Christ Child and His creation.

Peace on Earth is what I want to hear
Let it be something that is close and near
And many presents under my Christmas tree
Which were meant for both you and me.

It always takes two things to be treasured
And in many ways they may be measured
I should be considerate, kind and also care
And with someone else be sure to share.

So if thou are one who will simply wait
And also have patience while you hesitate
Many gifts from God I want to be giving
While inside me His spirit still is living.


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Bless All

Bless All

Bless all of the beasts as well as children

Who one day will be women and men;

Up each one of them soon will grow;

Do die late in life and to heaven go.

 

So I will pray for the Lord's sake 

Things tremble on earth and shake

And once things start to settle down

I know I will be heaven bound.

 

God forever for me will surely wait

Whether I am early or could be late

God is constant like time on a clock

And is solid as a boulder or big rock.

 

So I am small and little as can be

God and His Son still always see me

Even as the sun may be fading

Or while I'm in the water and wading.

 

By God with care I am so well taken

In each new day sun does start breaking

Which will be one I have adored

Being full of love from my dear Lord. 


James Horn 


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A Cute Pup Named Wylie

A Cute Pup Named Wylie

Bought my beautiful wife a cute pup
After Christ had cleaned our lives all up
Now, when pup, we will look at him,
He barks, Christ keeps things proper and prim.

From the very first time our pup was bought
Christ in our eyes could always be caught
And kind of in a strange, round about way
We loved him more even if sky was gray.

Each time to everybody when pup started to bark
Who loved him just like Our Lord found in a lark
And when with us we took him to church one day
In back room, with Christ and children started to play.

It never made no matter where we may go
In our pup, we could see Christ grow and grow
And even when we took our pup out to eat
Felt Christ's spirit there who we would meet and greet.

Even when pup in bushes would take a pause;
We were refreshed by pup and Christ because
He had died on cross for both you and me;
Now the picture was clear and so plain to see.

Our pup was a cross between Christ and God
Who we will laud and know they're no fraud;
Pup always grew old but he still was pleasing;
Died, and back to Father and Son we are releasing.


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Many Shapes and Forms

Sins take on so many shapes and forms
Like dirt on street and desert storms
Causing much stress and anxiety
Being bothersome to both you and me.

I should stop sinning and help others instead
The Bible had said as it I often read
For my dreams and wishes to come true
God said to write this poetry for you.

What number of sins can I call too many?
I now wish at all I had never done any
When God greats me at pearly gate
What will I have to anticipate?

He thanked me for the poems I wrote
All the attention to Him I did devote
And while on earth with others would share
God in heaven saved me a place up there.


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Purpose and Reason

Dedicated to: Anne Lise Andresen

Some things are great and should suffice
And you always like and enjoy being nice
Saying and writing what others want heard
For everything, you have the perfect word.

Words you write start our faces glowing
You caring for all of us it is nice knowing
What a wonderful world God meant it to be
Even for gray little, thin teeny tiny old me.

God has given us this great ability
To make people thankful with tranquility
From Him one more thing is really great
Outside many of His flowers for us await.

Raise up His flowers like friends without a fuss
Are you caring for all of them like He does us?


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Make You Free

If only one day there would be a way
That when I went and what I would say
To many meant much when it was heard
Message could be clear in every word.

No doubt in your mind did ever exist
Clearer it was when people persist
With each word became well-acquainted
And perfect picture each one had painted.

As throughout the Bible I just read
It always seems to me Jesus said
What really has meant the utmost to me
Is from your sins, you soon will be free.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Small Sparrow

Small Sparrow by James Horn

Path to heaven is long and narrow
But if you sing like a small sparrow
Who is completely innocent of sin
God always will surely let you in.

Sparrows are with a pair wings
And every time when it sings
It has a message God had sent;
I will be there wherever you went.

God may be in front or behind
Helping you find peace of mind
And with love does like to lead;
Even small sparrow He will feed.

A dogwood tree just did bloom
And while sewing in my room
God had sent a pattern to me
Of small sparrow flying so free. 


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Dedicated to Henry Hall

Dedicated to Henry Hall

Some sails on my boat started to trim
Which is when I was thinking of Him
Walking on water one refreshing day
With apostles while others were away.

Water was smooth just like a soft sheet;
Christ put His foot down and did repeat
Until He had returned back to boat again
To save everyone from their each sin.

Sins will be washed off and disappear
Now that you know Lord's love is near
And trials and troubles no longer see
Now that you're safe and sound with Me.

Boat with body safely returned to the shore
And Henry the one who we all do adore;
Is in heaven and with others will share;
On earth, his memory remains everywhere.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Always Would Enjoy

I had already experienced being hard-pressed
So took some time and my sins confessed
And was blessed by God for doing and being
Someone like me nice and worth seeing.

Simple and plain was life which I led;
Said all my prayers before going to bed;
Thanked God for the little that I now had
And being with my wife was always glad.

In church, I sat in the very front pew
Like humble and observant people do;
Always ended up praising God each day 
Even though on one I will pass away.

Not much do I have to leave behind
And to the fact I have become resigned
A message to me God had just sent;
Soon you will understand what I meant.

I finished all things that God did ask;
Helped everyone by completing each task;
Wife was nice and no one would she annoy
And when near me whole world I did enjoy.

James Horn, Bolivia, NC


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God's Wishes and Desires

God's Wishes and Desires

So I suppose you should succeed
And also always want to take the lead;
Continue to improve and do your best;
Our sins confess and by God be blessed.

Pray to God so He can graciously say
If you will only do things My own way
Success will surely be in your sight
After I give God my prayers every night.

Father don't leave me or ever forget
I see you each day when the sun does set;
In the morning as it comes up again
And you help me through my thick and thin.

I know that I soon will pass away;
Heaven will again be my home each day
And soul I also will have still
Now that God's wishes and desires I did fulfill.

Jim Horn


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Either Or and Neither Nor

So small are tiny peas in a pod
And how great is our gracious God
If I have faith in Him either/or,
Neither/nor will I sin anymore.

If God is my leader and fine friend
In His open arms, I will end up in;
For sure either/or love until I die;
Neither/nor will I ever ask Him why.

All of God's answers are in my soul;
To ask God questions must be my goal;
God and my soul are similar and matched
And They both are always attached.

Heaven one day is where I will end
So message to God up there I'll send
In form of friendly poem in a prayer;
Is amicable and offend would never dare.


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A Relapsed Rainbow

A Relapsed Rainbow

If a relapsed rainbow, happened to be,
All the whole would be able to see me,
Completely enjoyed with all their content
When God said love, I am what He meant.

One day I am here then shortly will be gone
Rainbows and stars are what you wish upon
God sent us rainbows to be enjoyed by all
Would you try to catch me if I were to fall?

Do you know what God made rainbows for?
So all my incredible colors you could adore
And also by someone I have been told
At my end, God shines like a pot of gold.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Deformed Thumb

Deformed Thumb

Every time poetry when I want to write
Could never hold right hand real tight;
Thumb to me did look like a thimble;
Should this become my writing symbol?

Deformed thumb by God, He had made;
Writing received needs improvement grade
And He to me many times has said
You will have trouble buttering your bread.

Thumb like a thimble still is in my way
Then went to sleep after I did pray;
God hold my thumb so it won't tremble
And please remove this troubling thimble.

Thumb would grew large when it was warm
So God surgically fixed thumb's trying form;
Thumb with fingers great poems will write
Now that I can hold my hand real tight.

jthorn5656@atmc.net
James Thomas Horn


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Never Need an Appointment

Never Need an Appointment

Are you very sure about your vernacular?
If with spirit, it will be so spectacular;
Great traffic God will always generate;
Will want to hear Him and can hardly wait.

Words from God have flowed from tongue
And all of the songs which you have sung;
When playing instruments will stay in tune
Knowing Savior again is coming soon.

All our prayers help us to be prepared;
Christ for everyone has always cared
And one more message He just sent;
From Me, you won't need an appointment.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Did God bringeth

What to me today did God bringeth?
Maybe it might be so much strength
To both my body and flowing feet
Who has seen Him sit in judgment seat?

Lately, bewildered I have been
Waiting to be saved from my each sin
Many things may not be able to afford
Except all of the love of my Lord.

God hears my poems and answers each one
When each day starts and is finally done
With your bounteous glory do bless me
Make my life become a joyful jubilee.


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Prayers to God Again

Prayers to God Again

Must have been in the middle of the morning
When we would receive a storm warning
From God saying we should start to prepare
Everything and handle all of it with care.

Every hatch we did have to batten down
After all of us had heard a loud sound
Of what was to be a tremendous tornado
Which would turning into a pretty rainbow.

It missed me and was at least a mile away
But I still can hear many people say
By the grace of God each one did survive;
No one was hurt and they ended up alive.

Prayers to God again were said that day
Which goes to prove that when you pray
And always make sure that it is to Him
He will surely answer each one of them.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Prayers to God Again

Prayers to God Again

Must have been in the middle of the morning
When we would receive a storm warning
From God saying we should start to prepare
Everything and handle all of it with care.

Every hatch we did have to batten down
After all of us had heard a loud sound
Of what was to be a tremendous tornado
Which would turning into a pretty rainbow.

It missed me and was at least a mile away
But I still can hear many people say
By the grace of God each one did survive;
No one was hurt and they ended up alive.

Prayers to God again were said that day
Which goes to prove that when you pray
And always make sure that it is to Him
He will surely answer each one of them.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Things Will Be Great

Things Will Be Great

Some people do often sell themselves short
And forget to ask God for His support
Also stop saying their each and every prayer;
Money and fortune with others no longer share.

His life has become like a broken bottle;
Racing through life like a stuck throttle;
Is delinquent in bills and no longer cares
While pulling all of his so many loose hairs.

He is deep in despair and very despondent
While wondering where all of the time went
And incomplete is each goal he had set;
Then fools around forever and does fret.

One morning he woke up and was surprised;
Stopped being foolish and finally realized;
Why for much longer should I have to wait?
I'll accept God again and things will be great.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Darkness Everywhere

To me, it sure was such a scare
And I saw darkness everywhere;
Only an occasional flicker of light;
I had almost lost all of my sight.

If darkness was all that I did see
Would I die and my soul be set free;
In heaven, eventually end up one day
And there forever then have to stay.

Went to bed so lonely as I now laid;
My sight faded and to God I prayed;
In darkness for a while I have been
Dear God please let me see again.

When I woke up the next morning
Opened my eyes and without warning
It was then that I began to realize
God gave site back to both my eyes.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Both Patient and Prudent

Both Patient and Prudent

When I grew up wanted to be like you
Continually write poems each day a few
In comfort of my home with wife live
Much attention to God be sure to give.

Love for wife, ensure she receives it all
Not be a big bragger and others appall
Maybe have occasional change of heart
New venture in life be sure to try and start.

So now for what new venture should I plan
End up in heaven because God said I can
If both very patient and prudent I will be
There is no limit to what I can do and see.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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We Will All Be Saved

We Will All Be Saved

Sinning has become part of my past
Looks like I just performed my last
Even though small like singe swallow
From hereon God I will always follow

If I were only nothing and a void
God with me would not be annoyed
What I wanted was to have fun
And still love God who is Holy One.

Once in a while seemed somewhat bad
Fortunately for me God never got mad
Light from God's son on me did stream
That night I did have another dream

While My son Jesus was here on earth
No one knew what he was really worth
And so many bets people would wager
That it was My Son born in a manager

Now for a while Jesus has been here
And you now will have nothing to fear
He is a great child who was well-behaved
One day by Him we will all be saved.


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Like To Languish

Association with some people I did annul
After trying to get through their thick skull
What my each poem was meant to be
My thoughts understood by you and me.

Things should always be simple and plain
When you are standing out in the rain
If you fool around for a while and fret
Pages are hard to read that may be wet

Leave all the rain and go back inside
And will find yourself quite satisfied
When by warm fire my poems are read
And later will find yourself in bed.

Like I do too you will often dream
With thoughts from God who is supreme
Then next day when dawn did break
Mind will seem like an enormous earthquake

Ran into man cave and wrote poems down 
While face was smiling not wearing a frown
And now no longer at all had any anguish
In love of my Lord poems liked to languish


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A While Ago

A While Ago


A while ago he had been here

Then into the night did disappear

Never to ever be seen again;

At end of each prayer we say Amen.


This is how Jesus lived on earth

And for what to you it may be worth

He will return again one day

Which is what the scriptures say.


On crusted cross died for you and me

So from our sins we could be free;

Soon will be in heaven with him

And all the angels and each diadem.


Hope I did right thing by leaving

And with my poems was not deceiving;

By God from group I was meant to be

Me and my silent soul finally set free.


When I write this poem I do perspire

Then will go on to finish its entire

And when I arrive at very last line

I'll know that poem is God's and mine.


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Each and Every Day

At first he only was a friend, And then loved him much in the end; To many I 
might have been hilarious, But to others my position was precarious. 

It is amazing how people interpret things, And sympathy and much emotion it 
brings; Some were pleasing while others produced heartache; Back to heaven 
one day my soul God will take. 

Time and several things are so fleeting; Now that both God and I are meeting; 
What I had done was only simple and plain; I got wet while standing in the rain. 
Feel sorry for those I left behind, Now that I have my peace of mind; There still 
is much more to say, And I will pray for them each and everyday. 

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran


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To Abide

To Abide

What would life be like today, Hear every person will try to say, They were 
failures because of me; God here are my prayers with this plea.

Oh God see me for what I have been; Full of folly locked into sin, A it follows me 
from door to door, Until I can't stand it anymore.

If life I lived I could only replace, You would find a smile on my face; My life to 
God is now dedicated; No longer what I do will be ill-fated.

Joy will fill my very heart and soul, And what ended up being my greatest goal, 
Is knowing God is always at my side, And in me will continue to abide.


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More Than Sufficed

More Than Sufficed
 
If  you commit sins and can't pay the cost
Your whole life will end up being lost
And when sins have more than sufficed,
Certainly should give them all to Christ.

Even though sins are all amounting
Christ on you will still be counting
And one day again will soon appear
And He will save you so have no fear.

Christ helps when you hold up your hand;
No matter what you do will understand
And this plan of His He does propose;
Give me your body from head to toes.

Jesus will handle it with so much care,
And away demon devil also scare;
Then with all of His great expertise
Forever  for you, He will create peace.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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I Like To Laud

I Like to Laud

The Lamb of God I like to laud
And every step that He has trod
Helping us sing in a music recital
Which to everyone is very vital.

God hears my prayer from anywhere
And for me He does constantly care
About those things which I do need
Will find others who I should feed

Each day as I will leave my parish
The Christ Child will always cherish
And He died for me so That I may
Return safely back to heaven one day.

James Thomas Horn


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What We All Already Know

What We All Already Know

About our world, what we all know the best
Is directions are north, south, east and west
With one which is opposite of the other;
Like this one would God actually make another?

Suppose if God with all of His great powers
Had made some other world looking like ours
What would he make that were differences?
Without worrying about added expenses.

Making people who will pray every day
To me, would be an exact, perfect way
That can take a load off a person's mind
And pass salt, please try to be so kind.

That is what our world is comprised of
Someone who is looking or a lot of love
After searching in each nook and cranny
Ending up with feeling that is uncanny. 

Maybe to other world our love left and went
Which is why God His only Son has sent
Who we are to believe in and truly treasure
Save us from sins that are beyond all measure. 

When Christ died each case was closed
On ours, other world was super-imposed
And this time on nothing did God skimmish 
Even sent His Son born without one blemish.
(Maybe skimmish should be skimpish.)

We still wonder why, how, where and what
God could have done with all of the glut
I heard a rumor mentioned by word of mouth
It all ended up somewhere in the south.

James Hideous Fastidious Horn


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Have Been Consumed

Have Been Consumed

By so many of my sins, I have been consumed
And seems like my whole life is totally doomed
Forever in my sins will continue to languish
While all around me is suffering and anguish.

Every minute and moment I am mortified
With me all of my sins, they have died
And no matter what I think or ever know
Around with me my sins will always go.

Without God, I continually tried everything
And no comfort to myself could I ever bring
Why was it He who I would never accept?
So deep inside me all my sins have slept.

Hell is only place having a home for me
Never from my sins will I ever be set free
See me as an example of what sins can do
Will ruin whole life when they take over you.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Holy Son Has Done

Holy Son Has Done

What is it that many people will do?
To make all their dreams come true
Believing in God seems right to me
Son and Ghost together are a  deity

When combined become three in one
None of Them should we ever shun
And must believe in Their very being
Even though Them shall never be seeing.

In each of us, God's spirit there is
Also, Jesus who is only Son of His
Destroyed sin bringing back our beauty
Death on cross became assigned duty.

That was such a terrible assignment
When for all our sins He would repent
And ended up dying a physical death
Right down to His very last breath.

Forsake me, Father would You dare
Put me through things hard to bare
No one else could do what I have done
Which is why I am GOD'S ONLY SON.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Worth Saving

There is something I remember about Him
Jesus always seemed to be so trim
Reminded me of kind kid or a calm calf
And when walking was with a long staff.

Never had to come up with perfect excuse
And no one did Jesus try to abuse
Save us from sin would never hesitate
In the end, knew what was our final fate.

Jesus second coming soon should occur
After so much sin we still had to endure
We were belligerent and misbehaving
But still ended up being worth saving.


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A While Ago

A While Ago

 

A while ago he had been here

Then into night did disappear

And never to be seen again;

At end of each prayer we say Amen.

 

This is how Jesus lived on earth

And for what to you it may be worth

He will return again one day

Which is what the scriptures say.

 

On crusted cross died for you and me

So from our sins we could be free;

Soon will be in heaven with him

And all the angels and each diadem.


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Waved Goodbye

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Waved Goodbye

Back in a box his body they will now bring
Who to us meant more than anything
As a soft, peaceful song we now sing
For us he died and gave his everything.

We will start to tremble and spirit sag
When we see his coffin covered with a flag
And then in front of us it will pass by
While I still continue to question why.

Body of one I love is here close and near
Memories of him don't want to disappear
Soul of this person shall obtain pure ecstasy
Now in heaven and perfect pace to be.

To find right words around often do fumble
Trying to say how you should be humble
Expressing feelings regarding those who died
In heaven again is where they will abide

From God, for me, his chariot just came
And on it in bold letters was my name
Tears of loved ones below started to dry
I looked back at them and waved goodbye.

Again some day in heaven we shall meet
I will be sure to save you a soft seat
Saw all the souls which were passing by
Number expands after each new supply.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Can Hardly Wait

On an early and one misty morn
Our incredible Christ child was born
When the sun soon started to rise,
God's Son was born to our surprise.

In a manager, Jesus was meant to be;
The Holy Savior for both you and me
To save us from each and every sin
We had done often again and again.

Shepherds by night sheep were watching
And into stick they had been notching
Each day when Jesus would be coming soon;
Night before birth might be a full moon.

Such a wonderful morning it had been;
Jesus was here to save women and men;
For one more Christmas can hardly wait
So we one more time can celebrate.


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On the Day

If souls like mine were in short supply
On the very day that I do have to die
And to me God's way was never shone
Have been left by myself and so alone.

Dear God hope you would please bring
What it is I need more than anything
Faith and I can believe in you again
After hard times that there have been.

Heaven bound is new way for me now
My magnificent Master who art Thou
Late in life about you have dreamed
By You in heaven I am now redeemed.

No other way should my life ever be
What a wonderful poem God gave me
For you to enjoy and always think of
And always appreciate all of His love.

Written in St. James Episcopal Church
during wife's choir practice on October
12, 2014.            James Thomas Horn


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Is Only Something

When people start seeking God's purpose
They no longer live in a three ring circus;
God Himself can hear a needle's sound
When it lands and has hit the ground.

When God is a leader like we need;
With Him will always be well agreed
Direction to follow will be familiar
And will make you feel so secure.

God has enhanced my very stability
Now that I am humble with humility
Purpose to me that God did propose
Is only something that He and I knows.


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Have All Been Brought

Have All Been Brought

So really what is your excuse
When you never went on a cruise
Or go out on silent ocean deep
Where many souls solemnly sleep.

So many souls have been buried there
All gently laid with so much care
Down to the bottom they have been
Never will return or come up again.

People have gone and by have passed
Many more and never will be a last
And of time have heard that its hands
Have all become a part of God's plans

One day we all will jump with glee
When sailors who were buried at sea
By God each day have been sought
Back to Him safely have been brought.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Could Ever Afford

Could Ever Afford

On river were many things floating by
And no matter how hard I did try
Thought of Jesus in my mind did remain
With all His grief and so much pain.

It was much more than I could endure;
To be a person so perfect and pure;
In his voice had been so much joy
And sinners would continually annoy.

I listened to Jesus very carefully;
He said I am the one you should see
When to my Father you pray every day;
Listen to what we both have to say.

Pray to Us for a minute or two
And when your prayer is finally through
You will reap such a great reward
That no one else could ever afford.

Jim Horn
Bolivia, NC
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Go Gaily To Church

Go Gaily to Church

Will feel how hard the wood was;
Do see ocean flow as it always does;
Hear bumble bees and birds that sing
And love my wife more than anything.

Be able to read a famous fable;
Drink milk and eat toast at a table
And rest while I will sit in a chair;
For newborn child tenderly care.

Know that God is always around;
Feel my feet pound on the ground;
Be friend to while calming a child;
Don't be furious but meek and mild.

Go gaily to church on Sunday morning;
Prepare for storm after receiving warning
And give each other a helping hand;
Praise God everything is perfectly planned.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Something Uplifting

Something Uplifting

Did you see the clouds as they were all drifting
When what you wanted was something uplifting
Christ constantly into your life each day He came
And again you will never, ever be the same.

As out into the wide water you will wade
Christ will be with you and never be afraid
Even though from sky there is a downpour
He will always be with you forever more.

While driving to church going down the street
Jesus's face in your mirror you may meet
Safely back home you will return again
Knowing Jesus has saved you from all sin.

James Thomas Horn


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Straighten Things Out

Straighten Things Out
 
There are Achilles heals and thorns in sides
Bible we will read and God who in us abides
Even some sins we may have committed
Which later in prayer, we often admitted.

Without God what would we ever do
Is only one who did make dreams come true
Along with Christ who once had been here
And still in our hearts is always near.

God's Son im my life still does shine
How happy I am knowing He is all mine
High up in heaven while waiting for me
And I am here busier than a buzzing bee.

With my many poems, I become amused
By couple occasionally could be confused
And when we may be deep in dastardly doubt
God and Jesus helps us straighten things out.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Heavy Load

A Heavy Load

My mind is not ready to retire;
What I want to do is always inspire,
And motivate to make you believe
God knows what we should receive.

God's plan for me He personally made,
Which I am sure has been well laid
With His love which will not waiver;
He gave us His Son to be our savior.

From all my sins I have been relieved;
God is in each prayer and well received
And on His back many times have rode
When all my sins were a heavy load.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Giftless or Useless

Dedicated to Fran Salone-Pelletier,
News Columnist and Lead Chaplain

There is a point many people may miss;
No one is either without gifts or useless
When what our goal should always be
Making sure God is always in our company.

Why should unrest and riots be stirred?
When word of God we should have heard;
Remove weapons and pistols from a holster;
Let God in your life safely build and bolster.

With God, anything you can achieve;
Is straight-forward and does not deceive
Even though you receive many insults
God is proof of pudding with positive results.

So you should pray to God every day;
Be sure He's in your life and only way
And for every reason has a rhyme
Putting you on right path every time.


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Must Make Do

Must Make Do

Is interesting how tide goes in and out
Never caring what things are all about
And in the middle does become slack
Changing direction and coming back.

Saw ripples, swirls and a reflection
While I wondered what was the connection;
Many shadows there happened to be;
When sun is gone will it miss me?

Into darkness, shadows did disappear;
At this very spot, it happened here
A poor soul to a cross was nailed;
To listen and hear him we had failed.

There was a message in Jesus's voice;
Come with Me and you will rejoice
In heaven where My Father waits for you,
But for now on earth must make do.

James Horn
Bolivia, NC
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Yes, You and Me

Over the whole area I had started to scower 
 When God and His great, magnificent power 
 Started a small sprinkle then light rain 
 Fell on forest and flowers and would remain. 

 Seems like I soon started to sneeze 
 When the breeze blew through trees 
 Leaves fell down and all would land 
 Exactly as God Himself recently planned. 

 A few lingering, lonely leaves I selected 
 To see stems and creases which were connected 
 Each one seen was in such a big race 
 Wondering who first would end up in space. 

 They eventually all did disappear 
 And God again I knew next year 
 Will bring them all back from heaven above 
 Like the Christ Child who all of us did love 

 God's blessed son took one last breath 
 And after that would meet His death 
 In future return again so He can see 
 Us be in heaven yes, you and me 
jth


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Part II of Holiday Poem

On elegant earth, Christmas and Thanksgiving
Are perfect, pleasant days for us to be living
And of our Christian faith are a true confession
Regardless, of all of the current aggression. 

Why be full of foolishness and pulling pranks
When we should be giving God our thanks
For our great, loving world we all live in
And His Son who saved us from so much sin.

Oh come on now and I mean really no way
What we have to say is "Have a Happy Holiday,"
And of all, these have become lesser and fewer,
To me, this makes for many piles of manure.

Arguably, Congress has started a new session
While the population is in a state of depression;
Being all of the members have become a bore
Second coming, we should be searching for. 

Congress always has answers for everything,
But hay wait a minute.... "The Second Coming."

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Ripples Ran

Ripples Ran

Ripples ran across water which once was smooth
Passing back and forth as they all did sooth
A body full of much strain and stress
Which together was added to loneliness.

Each shell glimmered and always would be
So precious and truly mean so much to me
And God gave me the ability to write
Whatever would honor His glorious sight.

Am glad my God is with me everyday
Delivers me from sin and removes dismay
Happy have been knowing He is here 
To give me hope and take away all fear.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
10/12/2014, Bolivia, NC 2100 Hours


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Hands Extended

Hands Extended

For a while we will have to wait
Wondering what in life may be our fate
Which only God has complete control of
When I looked what we need is God's love

God please pick me up as I start to fall
And what is most bountiful beauty of all
Is God's son Christ who was resurrected
Each day by Them I should be inspected.

Organ's loud and often will get in way
So pretty piano should start to play
Bringing comfort and compassion to everyone
Just like many times the player has done

On my computer table again did look
And there was this "Crazy Christian" book
On front cover saw Bishop's hands extended
Now I knew exactly what he had intended

Look at the hope he has in each hand
As he preached sermon perfectly planned
What he said of discussion became the center
Which was live like a dreamer and be a repenter


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In Heaven at Last

In Heaven at Last

When I wanted to be safe and calm
God had held me in His huge palm;
Always knew I was safe and sound
Because I could feel Him all around.

If I had something for Him to hear
I could always tell God's ear was near;
Even though I was mild and meek
He heard my voice when it did speak.

Did pray to God when I was kneeling;
When I did around Him I was feeling;
I often had tasted Him with my tongue,
In every sweet song we just had sung.

Out in the woods when we would walk
God's voice was there and heard it talk
And whether asleep or even while awake
He was in each breath which I would take.

God now has complete control over me
And from sin has set my whole soul free;
After all of my long life has finally past
Will be there in heaven with God at last.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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We Must Rely

We Must Rely

Rain drops and dew drops are always falling,
And Christ our savior to us is now calling;
He wants you to listen and also hear;
Never forget Him and have no fear.

Be like a babe who is first born;
See all around you what does adorn,
Every cranny and each nook,
And words read in bright, new book.

When you have read and reach the end,
And understand what God does intend
To do with us when we live and die,
On God forever we must rely.
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Angels Are All Around

God, who I always will admire, 
What is it that you do require, 
For me soon to be heaven bound, 
Where Your angels are all around. 

To make it short, simple and sweet 
When in heaven we both may meet 
Make me clean like I was first born
In anyone's side was never a thorn. 

Wrote poems people wanted to read, 
That tried to fulfill their every need, 
Relieving minds and setting hearts free 
And if it wasn't for God wouldn't be a me.

James Thomas Horn


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Back to Heaven Again

Back to Heaven Again

What we want is for love and sensibility
Both to last a whole lifetime into infinity
Problems solved and an answer render
Which never requires any legal tender.

Realize God above is our one and only
Who supports you when down and lonely
Will take our hand and then leads us on
So we will find success in each new dawn.

Don't let us foolishly around be dashing
Or needlessly many others we are trashing
Know God is near and always available
Causes economy and rough seas to be stable.

Always glad each time when His spirit is near
And us on straight and narrow, he will steer
Retrieve when lost or deep in a lion's den
In end, help us return back to heaven again.

Jame Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

After you read poem put your name in the comments 
section so I can see who is reading my poems. You
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AAAAA

This Turtle Dove

There was this turtle dove sent from up above,
Singing short, sweet song of God's great love;
Let me meet life's prime and ran out of time;
Had to end short rhyme which was so sublime.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Big Wad

Why would we ever need a big wad?
All we have to do is praise our God
And always let Him take the lead
We will end up with what we need.

When I finally wake up everyday
First thing I will do is always pray
Hear birds sing with a beautiful voice
Making me want to really rejoice.

With God things are so simple and plane
Even if on a bus or you are riding a train;
After all my many dreams I had been count'n
God feed me ice cream from His soda fountain.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Set Your Soul Free

Set Your Soul Free

You gotta be kidding or I must be dreaming
To say my qualities and features are redeeming
Along with ability to write poems is great
Before saying this, maybe you should hesitate.

Please tell me what is it that will well-suit
Regarding someone who lo longer can dispute
Jesus is for real and will return again
Although in heaven now and earth we have been.

On that momentous moment which will appear
Next thing you know, Jesus has been here
With all of the patience assigned to Job;
Do you think Jesus will be wearing a robe?

Or maybe perhaps, and I certainly suppose
He will be like me wearing normal, street clothes
Even though in past, One day would have to die
Can He tell the difference between you and I?

It is hard to imagine we were made in God's image
While for game are practicing with a scrimmage
Regarding how we should act as well as behave
So each one of our souls He then an save.

After our much prayer there will be a profound
Sound which will be loud and all around
So stick around now and not so fast
Jesus will free our souls from sins at last.

Jonathan Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Center of Church

A Tribute to Crazy Christians
(Which I just finished reading)

All of us had just heard Jesus's word
And all around Him were reassured
Said something about a second coming
We started singing and were humming

Each time when we heard Jesus's voice
We were revived and then did rejoice
Now knowing that our Savior was here
Saving us from sin and removing all fear

Jesus mentioned He would return again
What a moving moment it had been
As a priest preached from his perch
Jesus's gospel is in center of our church

Above line was in Bishop Curry's Book.

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James Thomas Horn


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Mine Forever

Mine Forever

God will always be mine forever
And want to forsake I would never
Though all time and each day I'm in
Until end and when I first did begin.

I saw God gaily in the morning rain  
When wheat waved in each shining grain
Mountain top which was so full of snow
He is always there wherever I will go.

Found God in flickering candle flame
Took away my sin and removed all shame
Gave Him thanks for what He has done
Also for receiving His precious Son.

In God who I love must truly believe
It is Him who I am about to receive
And into all of me please do enter
My complete life become the center.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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One Row Back

God, ask me to sit one row back
And my life will still be intact
I'll sing so others can support
God will never sell me short.

So you should sing along with me
Thank God for things which are free
I'll take every problem with each lump
And God will get me over the hump.

Now that I know God does exist
My prayers will continue to persist
Jesus who I so often and forever miss
Your love removed all of my loneliness

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Copy and paste above website address and listen to what
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He Is Always

He Is Always



Here is a mustard seed memento

Which can become a beautiful crescendo

And right now we want you to have

Just like maybe a bath or a salve.



It will wash all your troubles away

And smooth things over as you lay;

Makes no matter what may be age;

Will thrill your soul on every page.



It is a book that they call the Bible

Which I have heard is highly reliable

And for everyone is the right style;

Will cause to weep and often smile.



As you go through all of your days

Be sure to give God much praise

And no matter where we are at

He is always a great welcome mat.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Bring Relief

Bring Relief

When there are so many mouths to feed 
Missionaries and Deacons we do need
With so much energy, they do express
We must try to straighten out this mess

Unless you had a change of heart
Saturday at St. James we should start
A "Crazy Christians" discussion group
About its meaning along with latest poop

She sure is so great at public speaking
Deacon Jean we are always seeking
She reads God's gospel from church's center
As into us God's spirit will always enter

This message was meant for you my friend
And another one of my emails I shall send
Which may be so simple and very brief
God said, "Your religion should bring relief."

James Serious Mysterious Horn


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From the Dead

People were dumb like cake made from fruit
When Jesus they wanted to persecute
Ad hang Him on a cross until He died
Always having an excuse and alibied.

Why would people ever want to insult
Jesus by saying it wasn't their fault
Then look out of their window sill
And see Him dying high on a hill.

Number on him came to a total of three
Friend of Jesus one wanted to be
Talked to Jesus and was pleasant and nice
Then said, "You will be with me in paradise."

According to the very latest crave
Which was being buried in a cave
Out of respect to what had been done
Was so dark and couldn't see the sun.

Up to see His Father Jesus then went
And God understood what Jesus meant
When He stood up and finally said
Thank You for raising me from the dead.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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From the Beginning

Many things Jesus must have meant
When down from heaven, He was sent
In a path which had been the right way
Could always tell it by what He did say.

It was as if His are was a magic wand
Even when running away or also abscond
Jesus often pit forth his outstretched hand
Words you heard were all perfectly planned.

My Father in heaven, He forever has been
And with all of His love He will let me in
Has been in heaven from very beginning
Can you count each when you were sinning?


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A Weird Few

A Weird Few

God is always there for me to follow
Even if my head happens to be hollow
Discovered to be dumb and dimwitted
Into God's great plan, can always be fitted.

Democrat or Republican, makes no matter,
Singing greatly or voice is much flatter
Mind's on one tract and eat one thing at a time
Things go together with God and will rhyme.

With God, His story has never ended
What you hear and see is so splendid
May be in the middle or with a weird few
God still can make your dreams come true.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran


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We Will Accept

We Will Accept

No matter how hard I ever have tried
Things are more easier with God inside
And He has proposed a great plan
For each boy, girl, woman and man.

Believe in Me and your life will be fullest
But if with persistence continue to resist
No help from Me will I want to be supplied
Until I start seeing a changing of the tide.

Then save you from all sins, God will do
He always and forever is one who is true
While He knows that all of us are so inept
Until Jesus, Son and Savior we will accept.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

PS. 
Have not seen any religious poems 
as poem of the day or week yet.


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May Have Meant 293

Many words you may have meant
Which all seem to sound so eloquent
And even as each sound I often hear
I will always know my Lord is near.

Of much good cheer we all must be
And with God still you should agree
A friend to me has continually been
Treats equally both women and men. 

So each time when I want to be saved
Shall not sin again and be well behaved
A prayer say and know that many may
All return same way to God one day.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Ability to Author An Alphabet

Ability to Author An Alphabet



As usual, I will always awaken

While breath-taking day by God was breaking

And could constantly hear people cheer

About His darling Son who is so dear.



Enormously, environmentally educated have become

And God the Father is who I am from

Gave me great life to be fully grown

Have honored Him as my very own.



It was okay to cook in my kitchen

Looks like together things will be stitching

So I will remember how God and me

Are near in each new day there will be.



Oh, if only for others could make there day

I would profoundly pray with appropriate things to say

Would not quarrel or me someone have to quarantine 

As I readily read about a tremendous, ruinous sad scene.



So surely and seriously there has to be some way

That my tiny self in God's true arms can stay

While we wonder uselessly and under-utilize

Our very vibrant, voracious abilities before one dies.



Why in the world won't we ever start to realize 

Be patient and not extremely exceptional when we exercise

Yield to God and stay younger the you possibly ever knew

With a zany knack, zero in on a view of God's great zoo.

(God likes bringing out the animal in us all.)



James Oblivious Amphibious Horn

Retired Veteran


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Church Had a Cross

Church Had a Cross

Church has a cross with some spires;
Walls covered with red like radiant fires
And in the middle were three doors
You enter to walk on church's floors.

Saw pennants and banners in blue sky;
In front, was car and people passing by;
A priest's study can be found in back
Who you always will see dressed in black.

Archival quality is its style and design
Which is so sincere and very fine;
Picture appears to be painted in the fall
And would look excellent on your wall.

jthorn5656@atmc.net


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With Much Care

With Much Care

An oar is used so you can row
And once God you get to know
Have faith in Him always must;
If God's in you, yourself can trust.

Did you look to see if God was there;
Many moments with Him want to share
In prayer our just out loud talking
Or near river when you were walking.

Poems must have rhythm and a beat
With many words which sound so sweet
To be heard through both your ears;
Also, even when twilight nears.

When we die all of us, world depart
And glad God didn't have a change of heart;
Forever in heaven He's waiting there
So say more prayers with much care.

James Horn
Bolivia, NC
jthorn5656@atmc.net


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Do Not Want to Waiver

When from God, I do not want to Waiver
Jesus will always be my Lord and Savior
To guide me towards the right direction
For me can make the correct selection.

Another parable and passage I will read
Which my knowledge continues to need
As support and basis for what I will do
When on my path I have gone askew.

Guidance and direction I now do need
Which is why God has been in my lead
And when I needed to be reassured
Cross caused my mouth to say right word.


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My Soul and I

My Soul and I

Suppose my soul and I should have a skirmish
Between both of them what would they wish
Wish you had taught me in my teens
There are many peaceful ways and means.

Will learn a lot when you let God lead
He will end up fulfilling your each need
And now onto God I have a true baring
For me, He is always constantly caring.

Was right there on tip of my tongue
Every word wanted to be so softly sung
Love and life becomes peacefully livable
Easy to say and it only has one syllable.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Give Him Grace

Give Him Grace

Rainbows in dark can never be seen
(Do they still exist in the dark?)
Or graces of God like grass so green
But if in dark about God begin to read
Fro all worries and bothers will be freed.

Next day when rainbow and dawn appear
What a wonderful day knowing God is near
And now we can read and feel God's sight
Thanks to the addition of an electric light.

Why don't God we really start to surprise?
All of His great things should start to utilize
Then God for me will always be my winner
Give Him grace before eating my each dinner.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Hanging Around

Hanging Around







To prove our faith, why do we keep trying



Then after that we will start denying



What has happened ever took place



Even ending up with a frightened face.







Why should I believe in someone like that?



When cats bother me I tell them to go scat



People may start telling me the same thing



Thinking a hardship on them will bring.







Troublesome character am I starting to be



From sin want God to set your soul free



And while He's at it do same to mine



So things will better and sun will shine.







What to others should I start to suggest



How about all our sins must be confessed



And now that God we have finally found



Continually thank Him for hanging around.







Wife thinks something is wrong with me



And hope all of you are starting to see



Rather than playing golf and in the clover



Again, I am accepting God over and over.







James Thomas Horn



Retired Veteran




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If I Were To

If I were to pray to God every hour
Would he fill my spirit with much power?
And then take away all of my greed
Should fill me only with what I need.

I want to have energy and endurance
God will give me His blessed assurance
And in times of tiredness and distress
Gives me His love in place of loneliness.

God all of these things to me has granted
And more flowers in my yard have planted
Swept and brushed off walkway with a broom
After hearing thunder when it went boom.

Everything has been a clean sweep.


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Continue to Rely

Continue to Rely

Look through train windows and were many faces
Of all of those who had just been several places
In their each life while truly wanting to see
All the pretty countryside having been full of history.

Also, an occasional town start travelling through
To see people working like they always will do
All so very happy as well as highly content
God, to them, many things He has meant.

God was of such great beauty and full of love
In His home in heaven high up above
By Him, He had created us everyone
To save us from sin in past sent His Son.

Thanksgiving is almost through and Christmas here
And pretty soon for us will be close and near
From this very day on and until I do die
On God and Christ, I will continue to rely.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Smoothly Sail

If there is any man who someone would molest
He may be a person that is demon-possessed
And if off of path of righteousness just fell
People possibly could end up in hell.

By God it is so great to be blessed
After your sins you have are confessed
And surely all of us will be saved
When we are brought up well-behaved.

All around seems many started to admit
That at times have become a hypocrite
And also floundered and continued to fail
With God's Son shall always smoothly sail.


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Books by Edith

What we like best about books by Edith
Are all well worth it and will readeth
And would always walk many a mile
To buy one written Southern Style.

One might be a marvelous mystery
While other was about local history
Was character who had been so shy
Blushed each time she would pass by.

So at St. James she became an acolyte
Making sure things were done alright
Occasionally read about Savior Jesus
And she never suffered from enuresis.

When she read was as steady as can be
And in each verse you could start to see
What happened and actually went on
Lit your eyes up like the bright sun.

What a marvelous voice she sure had
While mine is bad and seems so sad
A message from God to Edith did come
Vestry Board Member Jim Horn must become.


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Endorse the Course

Endorse the Course

Why was it God's work we would never heed
When with Him we should be so well-agreed
Ran short of time to avoid the swift stampede
Knowing it is loving Lord who we now need.

My Savior should it have always been I
That no matter how hard will ever try
All of my sins at home had stopped by
Causing me much anguish and also to cry.

Dead, kind body on Cross was bitter sweet
Removed all nails from wrist and both feet
Covered Christ's body with a clean sheet
And one day soon again His Father will meet.

Cruelly on cross His life ceased and would expire
And He arose towards heaven higher and higher
We were left with many straits seeming so dire
Our hearts burned inside like fire on a pyre.

We became frantic with new-found remorse
As God's Son returned to His original source
Jesus wants us all to walk on His true course
Believe in Him and everything he will endorse.

James Thomas Horn
www.poetrysoup.com


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Very Well Spent

Very Well Spent

Will give up and throw away all of it
Which is my life and I must admit
Has ups and downs and in-betweens
Of good performances and poor scenes.

Watched world which me it went around,
After hearing rumbling then a soft sound;
Also was smelling world's sprawling scent
And vibrant voices wherever we went.

Saw trees as they would swing and sway
Like when we were watching Sammy Kay
When my nose an odor started to detect,
Then my throat sang a song I did select.

Combined all together and I would find
They started and originated in my mind;
Am glad God to me all my senses He sent
Making my time here on earth very well spent.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

Oriented around all four of my senses
and thanking God for providing them.


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God's Group

God's Group

Did see how divine had been sweet night,
And pure as gold and perfectly white
Was soul that God's Son Jesus had;
Came from His Father and we were glad.

We all would thrill to His every touch,
And many had liked Him oh, so much;
When away or even in very presence,
Learned to love Jesus in every essence.

Early morning when Jesus and I would meet,
And His Father was found on judgment seat
It was in that instant I then always knew
My dreams and wishes could all come true.

Forever, how happy all of us had been
Knowing we were finally free from sin;
Prayed and wrote poems after eating soup
Agree how great it is to be in God's group.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Besiege and Prestige

Besiege and Prestige 

Without God we only get gloom
So He should be in every room
When day ends and we do part
Want to have Him in our heart

All our bodies please do besiege
With Your love and not prestige
Many people still have to this day
Always seeming to get in the way

People with prestige are a pain
Always performing and will entertain
With great egos that we all ignore
And each one does become a bore

God so gracious with Your demure
And Son who when on earth was pure
Help us while we have been on a quest
Bless us with way which will be best

James Thomas Horn
Comments are encouraged.


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When We Pass Away

By some people are perturbed and annoyed
God gave us moments to be enjoyed
And on occasion He will want to bother
Even if brother, mother, sister or father

Read God's Bible which is quite a book
And after another breath by you was took
Be sure to continue on to another page
Which was written by a wise old sage

On occasion good dreams do come true
But our son Jamie and Jesus died at thirty-two
And as over several parts we start to skim
We have many great memories of them

I wake up each morning and can hardly wait
To write happy poems which will celebrate
The coming of Christ and also our son
Who we love and each are a precious one

The Bible has never been a bunch of bull
We are greeted by God's great gospel
Then here on earth will no longer stay
And return to heaven when we pass away


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All of Heaven Above

All of Heaven Above

Unfailing love is like all of heaven above
Where there is a singing snow white dove
Which is Christ who will come here below
To be born on earth and God told us so.

Hold that thought while I sleep on it for a while.

Jim Horn


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Wonder Where It Went

Wonder Where It Went

Time passed by and wonder where it went
Along with other things God had sent
Past is no longer here and has gone
Yet there still will be another new dawn.

Of me, what has God really expected
Would be nice if He was always respected
Even if I found a friendly frog on a log
Spell God backwards and it becomes dog.

Dog days we have when God is not there
Our hearts and souls, He handles with care
When it is God who we needed and wanted
Down like a bird must He have to be hunted.

God's like a door that does constantly revolve
Puzzles and mysteries for you He can solve
So you can always arrive at a right conclusion
Don't avoid God or expose Him to exclusion.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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A Whole Meal

A Whole Meal

What was it up to you were leading?
In world many people we must be feeding
And across our borders they keep coming
Walking on feet with no wheels that are humming.

Many are quite quiet and also maybe mute
If they could only have one piece of fruit
Or bread if it happens to be a heel
It could serve as a complete meal.

Along a path they all were wandering
New direction to go to had been pondering
God, we want you to be with us please
So amount of our food will start to increase.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Will Be Elated

What if my poems I were to stop sending

Full of humor while having a happy ending

Polite, gracious and some may seem formal

To me, each one will be way above normal.



Off of my profound pen they keep flowing

While your curiosity is growing and growing

Even though many poems out I still send,

Can all of my writing ever come to an end?



Yes, all of my efforts will, when I do die,

Do not worry though and won't have to cry;

God has a happy home in heaven for me

Close to His eyesight and next to His knee.



God's great goals for me are always in site;

Writing many poems morning, noon and night

And for my very whole life God has waited

And hope with my poems you will be elated.


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Back Again

Back Again

Here I am at home up all huddled
When with Christ I should be cuddled
Going into society showing off new friend;
Where should this fine story really end?

Never of course because Christ is the one
I do pray to daily and with have much fun;
About Him did appear a dream last night
Colorful and not being black and white.

Jesus, what's on Your mind for me to do?
My faith and trust must never be through
Into soul you must let Me completely in 
Then for a second time will return again.


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Mournful Sad Dove

Mournful Sad Dove

Just had heard the melody of a mournful dove,
Who, long ago, had lost the one he so did love
And now a sad song he will sing everyday
Trying to mourn all of his sadness away.

His sadness lasted forever so it did seem
And he remembers one night having a dream;
She was in it with her eyes full of tears
What happens to love when it disappears?

All of his sadness was so hard to endure;
When he woke up was in heaven with her;
Is always great when to heaven have gone;
Am with her each day even after dawn.

In heaven, there is never any dark there
Angels always with each other will share
Knowing they now are in a perfect place
And before each meal to God say grace.

James Thomas Horn


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Way Up There

Way Up Their 

 It is always best when you believe 
 And then into your heart God receive 
 Making people become who they should be 
 A perfect example is both you and me. 

 We are friends and each other highly respect 
 And never either criticize, complain or di-sect 
 Accepting each other as we now are 
 Relationship is endless and way out far. 

 God's with us each morning in a rising sun 
 And even after delightful day is now done 
 When we pray and soon go to bed 
 God has heard everything which we said. 

 Darkness has come after day was fleeting 
 And again God you and me will be meeting 
 More moments together we shall share 
 In glorious heaven far away and up there.


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Both Your and My Son

Both Your and My Son

In my very life, there is a vacancy
Which may be result of my complacency
And here in time I am suspended
Wishing some day things would be splendid

With God's spirit, my soul stays so warm
And now I can weather each and every storm
God, I'm glad your are at and on my side
Will help me win when game is tied.

There is still so much to be done
Some may struggle through and others are fun
God who is my Father and Holy One
I thank you for both Your and my son 

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Guide and Guidance

Thought for throughout the day:

I am never sure whether or not,
Which one will be my next thought,
But how great is God's guidance,
And His rules require my abidance.

S after everything you have tried
Be sure to let God be your guide.

Jim Horn


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About Old Times

About old times have often thought
And all the things I should have bought
But now only as memories all still exist
To write poems people insist and persist.

So another new poem I now will write
About the time I was flying a kite
Wind was bad and there was poor me
Whose body was almost blown out to sea.

My wife thought I was clever and cute
And was a Horn who didn't give a hoot
My memories of the past all now fade
As I am here now sitting in the shade.

God in His great glory will come one day
Gladly greet and with Him take me away
You're here in heavenly finally at last
Gone by has each moment of my past

James Thomas Horn


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Being on Beach

Being on Beach

Being on Beach sure was such a delight
While there up into the air flew a kite
Watched waves washing over soft sand
As over horizon for short time had scanned.

Sunset was terrific and beyond all belief
For one more moment which had been brief
Thought that I saw Jesus's face in a cloud
With bright smile yet still seeming endowed.

We were all looking from a long pier
In a few seconds His face did disappear
When again we returned to very same place
We could no longer see or find Jesus's face.


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Expedient and Lenient

Expedient and Lenient

An exceptional performance is expedient
While those who will relent are lenient
But if by miserable trouble are put on trial,
How can it be endured and end up with a smile?

As for me, at times, may be a complete mess;
Always glad and thankful when God will bless
Me with many more poems that I need
And some brushing up which is well agreed.

In an hour, finished poems while I would write,
And to read and select, you I want to invite;
Better each poem will progress and be
When I allow God to become part of my reality.


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Raw Assessment

(Brutal murder under the banner of religion, or shifting the blame)

Who shouts vile words designed to set in frames
and shrink our souls as paper charred in flames?

What twisted thought assigns to us disgrace
and rants in hate till we cannot save face?

A wicked plot performed this horrid deed
but points at us and stabs our hearts to bleed.

Did we in anger strap the bomb to him
and push him forward on an evil whim?

Hot lies as fire and rigid judgment fixed
burns up all margin for persuasions mixed.

Impartial judgment for religion's test
is not alive within their narrow breast. 

Each man will bear the weight of his own cross
although sometimes we share his load or loss.

In life or death we've set a worthy goal
to lift each one who wears a burdened soul.




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God Greet Me

God Greet Me

Will God great me at His great gate
Before I find out what will be my fate
For me will I find a bed neat and clean
Which was once slept on by a Queen.

Maybe God might grant me a pass
So I can go fishing for a big bass
Or right beside him sometimes will learch
A peaceful, pleasant well-fed perch.

In Heaven, never heard any tires screech
Or parish priest when he or she does preach
And am impressed each time when I say please
My prayer had been answered by the head cheese.

James Thomas Horn 
Retired Veteran


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Many Things

God for me did many things
He created angels who have wings
And Santa who many toys brings
Pretty songs which a choir sings

Both God and Son who I do adore
Of everything, has an unlimited store
Gives you what you want each day
All you have to do is simply pray

What we want though may not receive
Go through things and have to grieve
But if in God we do truly believe
He knows right time when we should receive.

Be patient and while you are waiting
It might appear that God is hesitating
What God saved for you has no end
When you need it the most, He will send


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Close and Near

Close and Near

When God's spirit was not on your premises
Surely will be a reason for those who grimaces
But once you know He is present and there
Can feel Him, as you He will take care.

Feed you with faith God will also do
Make dreams He approves of to come true
Salvation awaits you which is so sweet
And whatever He does it is His treat.

God tenderly treats us with all of His care
In moments of sadness and days of despair
And on mountain top God and you may meet
With whirling wind and sunshine, He will greet.

God will arm your spirit and make you whole
When outside snow falls and it stays so cold
Or even on nice day which is crystal clear (pier)
It is truly nice to know God is close and near.


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Glad God Promised

Glad God Promised

When in euphoria my mind was caught
About some new poem I then thought
To start writing down and much joy bring
But my voice is terrible and can hardly sing.

God gave me this gift which I must exhibit
No one my poems would try to prohibit
Them from your life becoming part of
Start reading each poem with much love.

Back to church again we went this day
Where we all will learn which is right way
According to Christ and proper direction
So we can avoid sin with His every correction.

Place and peace in heaven God has preserved
For us even though we sinned and have swerved
Causing hard times and many others much wrath
Glad God agreed to straighten out our each path.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Always Impress

Always Impress

Found many of my flowers to be effervescent
While all of their colors were iridescent
And saw so many petals blowing in the air
Every flowing flyer I have is beyond compare.

But I know I better start planting more
When I want ones which I will adore
Continuing to come back spring after spring
Along with small sparrows who so often sing.

Pictures of my flowers will continue to take
And eventually another folder will make
For me and all those I want to impress
It was God who put on each pretty dress.


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Almost Ate Off

One of the members of our vestry who is a deacon decided that he was hungry.
Here is sort of what came out.

How are fine fingers you almost bit off
For love of God are they in a hay loft
Or your Prayer Book they ended up in
And off will not try to eat them again.

Valuable vestry meeting was beyond belief
God kept all of us from suffering much grief
Heavenly Father, His food had been feeding
And said you should have a poetry reading.

Poems like mine will describe each meeting
And after up everything has been heating
There is one more thing that I might mention
What if we were to discuss "Crazy Christians."

Lets let all of God's great love come out
And know what He is all about
So vestry meeting He will more tolerate
And for next one God will gladly wait.

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Make Much Mirth

Make Much Mirth

If God's name each day would always hallow
Then sins appearing in water when shallow
When in church are moved next to back door
Then will leave never to be seen anymore.

As disastrous days of my life increased
Each pretty day will talk with my talented priest
And ask him, "What if  you lived as long as I?"
Would God in heaven be wondering why?

With his education and each great skill
For God, he has a manly mission to fulfill
Which is provide music for us who sing
And keep reminding choir has an opening.

Dastardly choir is always dressed to kill
And at times seems to be singing so shrill
Their singing is asking and trying to say
We might have to meet God only halfway.

At the unforgiven idea, I started to flip
I am receiving a ticket which is roundtrip;
Why would they want me to remain on earth?
In heaven can be merry and make much mirth.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Become More Diligent

Become More Diligent

Good poems will read and better mine will get
When great poets like you on Poetry Soup let
Become my great guide as I am growing
Ending up with amount of my poems over-flowing.

Not only that, a perfect example you set
For me to follow and even far better yet
With each of God's poems, I am impressed;
Love each one and constantly have caressed.

Which poem at Poetry Society should I read?
To fulfill a woeful want while meeting a need
And take heed when you are just like some
Whose ego and heads to high have become.

So my poems are thoughtful and never naughty
And hoping I haven't become too haughty;
Time quickly arrived swiftly passing by and went;
God, guide me in writing my poems more diligent.


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Have No End

Have No End

With God, wish to spend a complete eternity
And while here on earth much better will be
My each day as I wait for Jesus to come back
He will lock and see all of the love we lack.

Must allow God and Jesus to stay in our heart
Much sorrow will stay when we are apart
Each day a message to me God will send
Saying, "I am past, present and have no end."

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Can Be Fed

Have you been hearing all of the latest

Poems I write which are the greatest

If you don't believe it then God can ask

He's been helping me complete the task.



My poems are wonderful in every word

You can be satisfied and rest-assured

When you're trying to find God's path

He'll help by removing the world's wreath.



To God must give all of your gratitude

Make sure to maintain a positive attitude

Of your life give God each piece and shred

He'll make more food so we all can be fed.



James Thomas Horn

Retired Veteran


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Come See My Revival

Come See My Revival

If I say sorry am only calling attention
To something wrong that I may mention
So instead of down wrong path being led
Said, "God forgive me for my sins," instead.

When center of attention a person wants to be
And only own thoughts want to hear and see
Why should you have to cut off my head?
Only bad will and ignorance world will be fed.

If we stopped showing any attention at all
Their appearance will reduce and become small
And like God always said in His great Bible,
"Forget about theirs and come see My Revival."

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Many Are Now Refusing

Many Are Now Refusing

What thought are in their each mind
Along with facts have become resigned
Which they will be willing to accept
Who on subject have slept and slept.

How did world end up with an abundance?
Of sin, greed, malice and much repugnance;
Hopefully soon from God a message He'll send
Saying, "!!!All of this must be brought to an end!!!"

Is it always true that only time will tell
When on foolish faces we all finally fell;
Are you one of those who fervently tries
Yet ends up hiding behind a mental disguise.

God, show me again good times once more
Like all those great ones we had before
When message was clear and not confusing;
To accept You, many are now refusing.


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Helping Hand

Helping Hand



If she were to die, the one you adore

Would you still want to live anymore?

And go to heaven to be by her side;

There's no place down here left to hide.



Suppose I sought a place for exclusion

To my life it would be an obtrusion

So I hope that God will understand

You are no longer here to hold my hand.



I should not want to sell myself short

But I will always need your support

And longer we have been separated

How much more time must be waited?



Often at night I may seem to snore

And angels are flying around my door

Why they are all here I now understand

To heaven will give me a helping hand.




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Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare

We will always forever be forgiven
When us, we allow God to live in
Both mixed up mind and solemn soul
Returning to heaven is greatest goal.

As we are, please welcome us completely
And much better person we then will be
Guide us gently in the right direction
Allow Son Christ to be our connection.

You are truly divine, kind and so rare
Our great God who is beyond compare
Yet, there are still many who are inept
And You, never will be willing to accept.

Does this sound familiar???

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Thing, Things and Them

Thing, Things and Them

As I started looking down at my each thong
It was then that I wondered what went wrong
Causing Savior Christ to die on the cross
And I currently am at a complete loss.

Am now all alone after my Lord died
He who on I so often had heavily relied
Bright shown a big star at His birth
Christ certainly was beyond all worth.

By much sin we soon will be infected
Were saved when God's Son we selected
And to be our mighty savior evermore
Second coming we will have to wait for.

Questions have been answered each and all
When we heard Jesus as He did call
Must believe in Him and never do wait
Christ can always cause you to celebrate.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran


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Wrote Poems

Wrote Poems

Wrote poems having things God will fulfill
And know He will remain in my life still
As world does churn and hands of time turn
I should be patient never having to be stern.

A languishing ship has just safely landed
Which by God Himself had been commanded
Each wave crashed and morning would break
All that had happened was for God's sake.

What else could we possibly propose
When it is only God who truly knows
Even for a loved newborn leaving there nest
God is sure to answer there every request.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Should Surely Accept

Things were terrifying while world became bleak
People turned old and boards started to creek
Times were so sad full of much melancholy
What once had past was now someone's folly.

All things active did start to decline
What I once had is now no longer mine
Such a wonderful world it once had been
Wish there was a way to start over again.

Now there is Someone here, Yes Indeed
Our souls from sin will finally be freed
Even though I'm forgetful and often inept
Jesus as my savior must always accept.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Single Line Rhyming Poem Prayer

Single Line Rhyming Poem Prayer

This is my SINGLE LINE RHYMING POEM PRAYER which people will want to read everywhere , So with you it thought I would share, For you to handle properly and of take care, You can always accept and easily bare and I am sure it will be beyond compare.

HERE GOES:

He had heard GOD's great word which occurred, and from his sins was set free as a bird, and now has always safely endured all which will occur in the world and by GOD was reassured, and now in later life on has been spurred when GOD graciously into my all permanently entered, and in my current life GOD placed HIMSELF correctly, properly and appropriately centered.

AMEN

On third thought, this is three lines of SINGLE LINE RHYMING POEM PRAYER's.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Hope You Are Finding

Hope You Are 
Finding

From sin, we 
finally want to be 
free
And no longer 
would we find an 
enemy
Amongst all of us 
or in each breath
To them all God 
has given death.

At this moment, I 
have many dreams
About writing 
poems and so it 
seems
From each other 
how can I separate 
one
Which I will write 
before day is done.

God with many 
poems did satiate
Me distinguishing 
which one will be 
great
I can complete and 
contest enter into
Ensuring people 
understand my 
point of view.

For a while longer 
may have to wait
Distinguishing one 
that will be great
God's love and 
grace are never 
binding
And hope much of 
it you are finding.

James Thomas 
Horn
Retired Veteran 


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Set Souls Free

Souls Set Free



God, into world each person brought

Why forever have we always fought

When what we do is very disturbing

Emotionally troubling and unnerving.



To sins why should we become a slave

When God could constantly crave

From all of our frustration will relieve

Start praying so God we can receive.



God, all of your blessings on us bestow

Even if we lie and have a long nose

Or pretend and become a Pinocchio

And watch nose greatly grow and grow.



Blades of grass grew as well as each leaf

For deaths in planes we have much grief

What has happened is way beyond me

God still from sin set all their souls free.



James Thomas Horn

Retired Poet

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Almost Ate Off

One of the members of our vestry who is a deacon decided that he was hungry.
Here is sort of what came out.

How are fine fingers you almost bit off
For love of God are they in a hay loft
Or your Prayer Book they ended up in
And off will not try to eat them again.

Valuable vestry meeting was beyond belief
God kept all of us from suffering much grief
Heavenly Father, His food had been feeding
And said you should have a poetry reading.

Poems like mine will describe each meeting
And after up everything has been heating
There is one more thing that I might mention
What if we were to discuss "Crazy Christians."

Lets let all of God's great love come out
And know what He is all about
So vestry meeting He will more tolerate
And for next one God will gladly wait.

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Public Relations

Public Relations

For a while things looked pretty scary
But ended up only being temporary
You see I started out being a beginner
Then ended up being a terrible sinner.

As I started to get older each day
I just knew there must be a way
I could stop sinning and soon be saved
Had a bright idea, what if I behaved.

Now people are chasing me all around
Asking me how it was that I  had found
Way to be born again with a new creation
God put me in charge of His Public Relations.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Independent Soul

Independent Soul

I was really a rather independent soul
Which on me many times took its toll
And ended up being worn out by it
Trying to find out where I should fit.

If by grace of God I did what was good
All of the wrong could have withstood
Then listened to birds as they would sing
Saying God has the answer for everything.

When upon the seas waves may be rough
How can we tell when enough is enough?
So will pray to God for His glorious aid
Before into past I finally do fade.

Found my life to be over and complete
If another performance I were to repeat
No, I am not and to heaven will go
While rest of you remain on earth below.

Idea: Out of all the poems which I have written,
which 20 words do I use the most listed from
most used to the lesser ones in order.

Jim Horn


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More of the Same

More of the Same



What I want to do is have the ability

To promote world peace and tranquility

And while rest of the world is warring

Up my faith in God have started storing.



Why should any of us have to wait?

Until gold and silver we accumulate

When we already have God's permission

To put our faith in Him on exhibition.



Why don't we do as God Himself directed

And in community will be highly respected

Not having to worry who gets all the blame

You may also end up with more of the same.



James Thomas Horn

Retired Veteran

And Highly Respected

I Hope and Think


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Be One Too

Be One Too

We appeared determined when devil did meet
Who with God's help will be able to defeat
And with all our actions, God is pleased
So from all of our sins, He just released.

God sent an angel to be with us everyday
Who showed us how and way to pray
What to say which would always satisfy
Yet still on my angel friend always rely.

My life soon will start approaching its end
And shall thank God for angel He did send
After pearly gates, I already went through
In heaven will arrive so I can be one too.

Sounds like a march or something.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Soldier


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Greater and Even Greater

Greater and Even Greater

For moments and hours may pray and meditate
God's Son, how much longer must I have to wait
This poem, by God, He Himself actually wrote
Who from me any day will surely win my vote.

Ballot box will be full of votes giving God support
Even though we have often sold ourselves short
Inevitably every time can still hear God say
Like Sammy Davis sang you should do it My way.

God wrote this poem which to me is oh so great
Which about by many will probably be a big debate
But each time in Bible when I read His Son's story
Greater and even greater becomes God's glory.


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Now Must Carry

Now Must Carry

What I like is some small parish chapel
Not something powerful and being Papal
Having songs I hold to my heart so dear
Christmas Carols for that time of year.

Keep sermons short, simple and plain
Even though my ears may have to strain
I often tremble and find myself off balance
Listening to priest who has many talents.

Going to church is a time I will not forget
But now people are saying with deep regret
His body with mind we now must carry
So we can calmly bury him in a cemetery.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Was Up Tight With A Shiite

Was Up Tight or With A Shiite

From day was born and one I will die
God is there to help and then satisfy;
Not only to have and hold your hand
But squeeze it so hard you can't stand.

For my poetry writing, God does prepare;
Frees my soul from sin and its snare;
No longer will I be trapped anymore,
Dust myself off and devil do deplore.

Free at long last and over and over again
God so graciously did for all of my sin;
Now many more precious poems can write
And was up tight with a Shiite and took flight.
Good night!!!

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Building Up My Belief

Building Up My Belief

Why would God let me have much grief?
With poems I am building up my belief
In gracious God who is always everywhere
As my blessed poems become quite fair.

The closer to God, I continue to get
His love is like a mother who will let
Child to come close and hold real tight
And child cherishes comfort with delight.

Child enjoyed attention when up did grow
Even though he had started out so slow
What a great family he had everyday
Read rest of my poems with more to say.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Waiting and Then Hesitating

Waiting and Then Hesitating

While for Jesus's return we all will be waiting
Then in hour of need should we be hesitating?
Continually cautious and nothing will assume
In our hearts be sure to give God much room.

God's beckon call also be sure to hear
And flying down mountain like a skier
As you start to feel that adrenalin rush
Silence is all around filled with God's hush.

He is here, there and absolutely everywhere
Our great God who forever is beyond compare
My life is over and down after twilight was near
Went back to heaven and God who I love so dear.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran


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Return Again

Return To Earth Again

Oh Thou Jesus true, most Holy one
So many bad things I have done
By myself and in my life I may
Eventually pass away one day.

Jesus, Son of God will forever be
From all my sins seat soul free
Now how happy I have become
As my heart did beat like a drum.

Lord love me like you always will
Return again one day and fulfill
What was promised among all men
And women; You would return again.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

And have a Merry Christmas
Which will be complete bliss.