The Land Line-New Site

While I will continue to post poetry and other posts on this blog, please check out my new web site, The Land Line. In it you will find all my poems, short stories, my online novel, and links to articles I’ve published online. If you choose, you can shop for DVDs and Blu-Rays, Poetry Books, Literaure, and even learn about a way to build your own online business.

As always, I appreciate your support and feedback. So, let me know what you think of the new site. You can like my Facebook author page or follow me on Twitter @AuthorJamesLand. I’m so gratified that you’ve chosen to follow my blog and visit every now and then. I look forward to many more years in the WordPress community.

Peace of Christ,

Jim

All My Dreams Rise on Thermals

All my dreams rise on thermals
Unhindered in the waning sun
Seeking a fresh perch for the night.

Its beauty keeps them aloft
Silver beams streak like towers of pure light
Reflected and filtered by the moon.

They lay down tracks to usher in
Milky Way and her sister Andromeda,
Their diamond gowns shimmering as life itself.

I Enter the Forest at Night

I enter the forest at night
Search for a glade and rest
My tools I lay on the ground
Worlds apart, alive with sound

Hours I pass listening to songs
Played out infinitely
My eyes adjust to the dark
Set my sight, enlist my mark

Barrel and scope point assurance
Ranging through the moonlight
My target comes into view
Minutes down, seconds ensue

Accommodation of fresh eyes
Clearly see through the night
I set my finger in place
Press down, capture time and space

Across the Line

I crossed the Line
I couldn’t help it
The gun in my hand
Had to scratch its itch
I was out of time
I never meant it
But the powder
Shot the bullet out of reach

The shot rang out
And the body fell
I sent his soul
Straight to Hell
And all the pain
Running through my mind
Echoes in my ears
Across the Line

We’d had our day
He was askin’ for it
The violence
In his eyes was plain to see
He fired first
Not his worst thing
That red-haired man had made a killer of me

So…
The shot rang out
And the body fell
I sent his soul
Straight to Hell
And all the pain
Running through my mind
Echoes in my ears
Across the Line

There’s a fine line
That lay between
A civilized man
And his enemy
Problem is
When the moment comes
That little line
Isn’t plain to see

Yeah…
The shot rang out
And the body fell
I sent his soul
Straight to Hell
And all the pain
Running through my mind
Echoes in my ears
Across the Line

The shot rang out
And the body fell
I sent his soul
Straight to Hell
And all the pain
Running through my mind
Echoes in my ears
Across the Line

The shot rang out…
The shot rang out…
The shot rang out…
The shot rang out…
Across the line

Now on Amazon.com!

“To Scratch the Surface of Beauty” is now available throughout North America and Europe on Amazon.com!