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

I Started High School

  Starting High School In San Francisco, it’s the summer of love, Long-haired hippies, peace signs, and doves. In Vietnam, the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire,” While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows the… Continue reading I Started High School

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


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 aren’t always kind. You don’t have to dress up to read one. They’ve got a special… Continue reading Books

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

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?

The Family Reunion

  The Family Reunion The setting was an old wood framed church house. Built by a tree on the crest of a gently sloping hill. Its wood siding all faded and weather-worn. The brass church bell for years had been still. He walked up the hill to the church house. With each step, old long-past… Continue reading The Family Reunion

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

Poem: Gone Electric

Gone Electric Our music choice was known as folk We all laughed at a knock-knock joke Acoustic was our favorite sound In D.C. The Beatles played in the round We cried when JFK was killed that day And why the war we asked LBJ Newport Folk Festival was going strong And Bob Dylan wrote our… Continue reading Poem: Gone Electric