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
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.