Learn and Seek

maple-leaves

Learn and Seek

A kaleidoscope of cerise spectrum,
Painted the walls throughout my head inside,
From top to toe of the Maple they fell,
Floating gently a glide on the cold air,
Seized upon with an enthusiasm
On autumn’s tree-covered sidewalks and streets.
Using philosophies from thinkers great,
Of whom I am one of their smooth-tongued heirs.

We’ll run into societal mores,
Before long, a millstone to weigh us down.
Excessive pomposity never lacked,
Full of pride higher than the snowy peak.
I soon realized, what it was I wanted,
Yet I would never reach all of my dreams,
Creativity soon dispersed everywhere
Unless I continued to learn and seek.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler
2016


Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, and award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in over twenty venues, including Bewildering Stories, Beyond Imagination, The Dead Mule School for Southern Literature, Poetry & Prose Magazine, and vox poetica. When not writing each morning at his favorite coffee house, he supports his literary habit working as an IT application support engineer. He is a former Captain in the US Army. Kepler’s Military History Book Reviews was named a 100 best blogs for history buffs.


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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