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

We Never Lived In the Now

We Never Lived In the Now Your face shows your age, though your countenance is still glowing. Your age says grown-up, but you’ve never decided where you’re going. You’ve grown older. Yes, I’m older too. The remainder of our lives is before us, oh, what’ll we do? What were the dreams you had so long… Continue reading We Never Lived In the Now

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

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

Family Reunion

Family Union 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