Poem: I Get Up In The Morning

I Get Up In The Morning

I get up in the morning
A new day begins
I go the mirror
And shave my face again

The years show my age
But my eyes still shine
I think of my lady
I’m so glad she’s still mine

I go to my workplace
And I do my thing
I listen to Pandora
And I start to sing

The day passes quickly
My tasks all complete
I drive to the restaurant
And order tea that’s sweet

The evening meal is fine
As fine as fine can be
And my desert
Is something for all to see

I return to my house
Now the day is done
I sit on the porch
And watch the setting sun

The day is now over
And I go to bed
I say my prayers
And meditate on Scripture in my head

I pray that my dreams
Have me thinking of you
And in my slumber
My dreams come true

I get up in the morning
A new day begins
I go to the mirror
And shave my face again.

Jimmie A. Kepler
© 2008

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Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.

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