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

Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

Cowboys Hats or Fedoras In long ago, by-gone times, Dallas was still cooled By Toastmaster and Limit electric fans Before Bob Wills’ Ranch House was Renamed the Longhorn Ballroom Back when “Sam” Zamudio became The Sham and formed the Pharaohs Gordon McLendon’s KLIF Was the mighty 1190 and top 40 was all it played With… Continue reading Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

Devotional: Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading Devotional: Christmas Bells


Books Books take you places You hope someday to go They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind Surreal images greet you Where people are not always kind You do not have to dress up to read one They have… Continue reading Books

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 McDonalds’ Restaurant; they have a senior coffee discount … Oh, but look, there is a Subway Restaurant; I think that would be better. Okay, Subway… Continue reading Going Out to Eat

Meet the Poets: Sylvia Plath – 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“Mad Girl’s Love Song I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in: I shut my eyes and all the world drops… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Sylvia Plath – 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Thanksgiving Magic

Thanksgiving Magic Thanksgiving is a magical time With miracles often ignored Families and friends somehow Find a way to meet, mingle and eat Often with more food leftover Than when they began. Now the preparation is the amazing feat Sometimes the magic is passed down From grandmother to daughter to granddaughter And sometimes the spells… Continue reading Thanksgiving Magic

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 A. Kepler Originally published in:… Continue reading Little Squirrel

Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin – 1971 and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there for the poem for however long it take.” — W.S. Merwin. William… Continue reading Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin – 1971 and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Learn and Seek

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… Continue reading Learn and Seek