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

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

Family Reunion

Family Reunion The setting was an old wood framed church house. Built on the crest of a gently sloping tree-covered 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 years reappeared. Soon in… Continue reading Family Reunion

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?

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

Starting 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… Continue reading Starting High School

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

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve was originally published: Kepler, Jimmie A. “New Year’s Eve,” Poetry & Prose Magazine, January 2012. Volume 3, Issue 15, Moonchild Designs, page 20. http://en.calameo.com/read/000339139f8d88e795466 (January 2012). Jimmie Aaron Kepler is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and indie author. He is the creator of the science fiction with faith series, The Liberator’s Helper.… Continue reading New Year’s Eve