William Chaplar is a freelance writer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona He is married to Margret Annette Antoine, and he has two children- Heather and Chris. more »
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William Chaplar Poems
A marathoner starts a race but quits after a mile, and people ask why he so poorly fared. It doesn't take a genius or that awfully long a while for all to see that he was not prepared.
If There Were No Players
"Don't hate the player, hate the game" is something people say, as if that makes the things they do seem more or less okay. Their circumstances help them to believe they're not to blame. But if there were no players, then there wouldn't be a game.
If the English language was indeed one without flaws, inlaws—once the divorce was final—would become outlaws. There'd be a whole new way for us to spell words such as sleigh. And none would be confused when they looked at the word croquet.
Civil War Ballad
America, America, sweet land of liberty. But how could you so easily condone captivity? Abolition was the call for half the citizenry. The other half seemed well content with gross iniquity.
Don't Stop The Laughter
Because adolescence is inopportune, too many are trying to grow up too soon. Instead of believing that your life's a flop, try remembering where you were when the laughter stopped.
Why Does No One Cite Leviticus?
Why does no one cite Leviticus? Didn't it have things to say? People spend the live-long day repeating what John had to say.
Elijah told Elisha that he had to go away. The Lord sent him to Bethel, so he told his friend to stay. But Elisha let him know their parting would not come to be. "As the Lord and thy soul liveth, " he said, "I will not leave thee."
Bridging The Gap
I looked across the gap into an intolerant world, And fear began to throttle my resolve. Living like the person I was born to be became A problem I seemed unable to solve.
This past year on Saint Patrick's Day, I made a huge mistake. I made a stupid comment, and it caused a friend heartache. At a table filled with people, I commented with a wink, "Saint Patrick's Day's a great excuse for friends to have a drink."
Quitters Never Win
One year I had a math teacher who made me want to cry! I never understood those things she did with 'x' and 'y'! She told us if we stayed in school, we'd broaden all our minds. And then she said it's her job to see no child's left behind.
What Did You Do?
While oil spewed into the gulf, what action did you take? Oh sure, millions were quick to cite the president's mistake. But how many Americans chose to drive a little less? (Our endless need for gasoline's what brought about this mess!)
In Search Of Alexander Pope
She who keeps instruction will soon learn a better way, as will he who shuns correction oftentimes be led astray. Discipline is not defined as never having fun. Just don't do it in lieu of things you know need to be done.
Don't Play Not To Lose
For those of you who play with care just trying not to fumble, perhaps it's time you took a dare and stopped being so humble. A champ will take one on the chin if he puts the fight on cruise. 'Cause in the end, you'll never win if you play not to lose.
Don't Curse The Darkness
Your marriage ends ‘cause you're a jerk, and your wife's had enough. For all these years, she's simply laughed and put up with your stuff. Instead of trying to change your ways, in self-pity you immerse. Why should you light a candle when the darkness you can curse?
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A marathoner starts a race but quits after a mile,
and people ask why he so poorly fared.
It doesn't take a genius or that awfully long a while
for all to see that he was not prepared.
A football team ranked number one gets beat their opening game
by one that all agree could not compare.
It doesn't take a sportscaster of nationwide acclaim
to figure out that they were not prepared.
A prison inmate who's released comes back after a year
because he couldn't make it anywhere.
It matters not to which pedantic theory you adhere,
the bottom line is he was ...