Small Ball

Small Ball Get ’em on Get ’em over Get ’em in Jimmie Aaron Kepler 2012 Photo Source: United States Information Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Urban Pigeons

Urban Pigeons White clouds Fill the Columbia blue sky, Like hundreds of cotton balls. The brilliance Of the summer sun, Reflected even brighter Off of the clouds. The clouds remain Suspended in the sky With little movement. A flock of pigeons, Land on an adjacent building. They stand on the edge Of the ten-story structure,… Continue reading Urban Pigeons

Your Best Friend

Your Best Friend If ever you find yourself being broken apart, Because the one you trusted has broken your heart, And all the time you find yourself crying, While on the inside you feel like you’re dying, Call me if you feel lonely, Come to me when your life needs to mend, From time to… Continue reading Your Best Friend

Lady Violinist

Lady Violinist Golden hair frames the picture Of a countenance with a gilded gleam, Her eyes are the clear windows Through which the hurt is seldom seen. Sweet melodies fluidly flow Methodically from her fingers and bow, A zest for life is apparent and yet The quest for personal fulfillment isn’t always met. Ethical philosophies… Continue reading Lady Violinist

Little Squirrel

Little Squirrel Little squirrel In the tree I see you Looking at me Your color is red In your furry coat You look at me Sitting in the boat You’re eating the acorns Found in the tree A smile on your face Dropping the shells on me! © 2009 Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D. Originally published… Continue reading Little Squirrel

Going Out to Eat

Going Out to Eat Sweetheart, do you have a preference on where we go out to eat? …..No. Anywhere you want is ok with me, dear. Great. There’s a McDonald’s. They have a senior coffee discount. …..Oh, but look! There’s a Subway. I think that would be better. OK. Subway it is. I’ll let you… Continue reading Going Out to Eat

Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg – 1919 and 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History

“I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments, I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.” – Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg – 1919 and 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History

What If There Were No C’s?

What If There Were No C’s? What if there were no “C’s” to say with our A’s and B’s? What if all the C’s went out on strike? Tired of being seen by you and me as just average unlike the letters A and B. Now here is how your life might be if out… Continue reading What If There Were No C’s?

We Never Lived in the Now

The Poem’s Inspiration I wrote the below poem several years ago. I began working on it one morning after listening to my parents and their friends discussing their dreams, what they hoped to do “someday.” All the men and women were in their late 70s to early 90s in age as they discussed their bucket… Continue reading We Never Lived in the Now

Going Out to Eat

Going Out to Eat Sweetheart, do you have a preference on where we go out to eat? No. Anywhere you want is okay with me dear. Great, there is a McDonald’s Restaurant; they have a senior discount … Oh, but look, there is a Subway Restaurant; I think that would be better. Okay, Subway it… Continue reading Going Out to Eat