Biography of William Chaplar
William Chaplar Poems
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.
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.
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.
My Sister's Child
The world that we live in will not be so wild in the lifetime of my sister's child. With the planet, our species will be reconciled in the lifetime of my sister's child.
Say What You Mean
Your portly sister asks you if her dress makes her look fat. I'm sorry, but there's just one way for you to answer that. "Yes! " must be your abrupt reply, though it might cause dismay. 'Cause if you don't say what you mean, you can't mean what you say.
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."
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.
Do The Math
This is for all the plus-sized folk who battle with the scale; who time and time again have been on diets that have failed. You confront people who feel obligated to advise on all the negative aspects connected to your size.
Start From The Inside
From whole-grain bread and grapefruit juice to broccoli and kale, foods such as these are guaranteed to make your diet fail. 'Cause healthy food, for most of us, is real hard to abide. And yet, to add years to your life, you start from the inside.
Solomon, David, And Saul
Kings in the Old Testament numbered a lot, and few can remember them all. But even those of us who ditched Sunday school know Solomon, David, and Saul.
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.
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."
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.
So all the time in algebra, my math teacher would say,
'The only way you're gonna learn is study every day.
And now's the time for all of you, your future to commit.
'Cause quitters never win nor do winners ever quit.'