Roy E. Schepp

“The Thanksgiving Way”

Did it only happen yesterday
Or perhaps a whole lot more
Whereby you received so many gifts
What you never had before.
Now did you just feel deserving
Or look to as a blessing from above
In essence did it help in any way
For you to show your love?
Thanksgiving is a day of Grace
That exemplifies to share
A day for you to show the world
How for others you do care.
Your cup don’t need to run over
No ample sure will do
Just include someone in the harvest
That may have less than you.
Yes open up your eyes and see
There are many with the need
Some for more clothing on their backs
And those who have the lack of feed.
It won’t take you a long time
For those in need to find
Yet don’t wait for their gratitude
Just because you were kind.
Yes many are quite humble
So will look at as a debt
Still way down deep they’re thankful
And appreciate to get.
You give of want and from the heart
And try to be sincere
One never knows in passing time
What you may need next year.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Birthday Time"

I heard it on the grapevine
so I know it must be true
yes soon after this month is past
I've another birthday due.
It don't seem like a year has past
since I last had one
yet when you get to my age
you soon forget the fun.
Now I'm not looking for presents
for I have most all I need
still with my hearty appetite
I know I'll accept feed.
Well I spent the day out shopping
for candles for my cake
I want to be prepared
if someone asks to make.
Now I do want to have enough
to make a blaze when all are lit
yes and I also need to know the cake size
so on top they all will fit!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"It Isn't Right"

I'm all for helping the poor
if they are in need of feed
yet many go through the free line
that do not have the need.
Now this did not just happen
it's been going on too long
I'm surprized if they don't realize
what they are doing is wrong.
Many give their time and fare
to help out both day and night
yet to those that take advantage
it simply isn't right.
Well I don't know how to change this
though I'm sure there is a way
it isn't fair to the needy
whose food they take away.
I do hope that those that read this
will think it over once or twice
yes and then refrain from doing
now wouldn't that be nice?
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“For You Dad”

My fathers up in heaven
though I remember him each day
yes it was many years ago
the lord took him away.
Yes to me he was quite special
for I was the youngest son
he played with me when able
until the day was done.
Now he taught me to show respect
and care for one and all
yes my dad was always there for me
if I should ever call.
Well fathers are important
in each and every family
I know the one that I had
made it quite plain to see.
We set aside a special day
for fathers every where
now if you still have yours
let him know you care!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Nature Lover"

I feed the birds and squirrels

though at times it does get rough

yes I have this one squirrel

who never seems to get enough.


It's peanut butter in the feeders

and raw peanuts on the ground

yet the pesky squirrel

eats both if I'm not around.


There are six or seven in the group

and all but one seems quite content

yes "Chucky" is very special

but his habits don't relent.


Chucky doesn't care how many

trips to the feeders I must make

he thinks it all is just a game

I give; and he will take.


It is a pleasure I must say

to watch all come and feed

yes and with all the weather we had for a while

there really was a need.

                         - Roy E. Schepp

"It's Spring"

The springtime we've been waiting for
it finally has arrived
yet many of the trees we all like
through the storms never survived.
Yes strong winds and rain; with heavy ice
caused havac all around
still we now have many robins
that are hopping all around.
It's time to plant the garden
and soon to mow the lawn
now with daylight savings here again
most free time will be gone.
The farmers once again must wait
for their fields to dry out
yet they will get the crops in
of this I have no doubt.
The weather changed so many things
though the challenge most will meet
yes and say a prayer for farmers
for they supply the food we eat!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"We Had a Women's Day"

A day is very special
yet it's come a little late
yes with all of their accomplishments
why did they have to wait.
Yes they're the mothers of our children
Teachers, nurses and lawyers too
yet still many are housewives
taking care of me and you.
Now many of them are executives
and secretaries if you will
they keep and update records
before they send you the bill.
They are everywhere you go
which should be no surprise
yet if you still have trouble seeing them
then open up your eyes,
Yes in March there is a Women's Day
in tribute for what they do
we should be thankful they're around
and give then a praise or two.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"It Takes Time"

Sometimes we have no patience
Especially when times seems quite slow
yet with our latest ice storm
many things happened we don't know.
Yes trees did topal, and broken limbs
caused many light poles to fall
Mother Nature ran her course
causing grief to one and all.
The power was cut for thousands
which is taking much time to restore
yet the linemen are working countless hours
in an effort to bring back as before.
These linemen are facing danger
much more than with normal repair
we must pray for the safety of all of them
and don't feel as though they don't care.
Yes it is a time we can help everyone
with whatever seems their need
you can help restore their patience
by giving water; clothing and feed.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“Bringing Joy to Others”

Some say it’s the Christmas Spirit
A fact we do not know
Yet love in the hearts of everyone
At this time begins to show.
Groups and individuals in our city
Are devoting much time to try
Bringing joy and happiness to others
Less fortunate than you and I.
Now their needs will often vary
And so the supply of goods must too
No one, no where will criticize
Some heart felt gift from you.
Our Citizens are coming together
Showing the greatest of respect
Supplying food, drink and shelter
Which are equal in effect.
Yes it is the time of giving
Which all can be a part
Why not join the many others
With a gift true from the heart.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“Don’t Wait”

Our service men and women
Provide in a special way
The peace and freedom we enjoy
As we go about each day.
They do not count the hours
Or where the time is spent
All represent the U.S.A.
Where ever they are sent.
Some are young, while others are old
But all of them are brave
In different battles, different wars
They give their lives to save.
We do not know their danger
Or the pain they may go thru
Yet it’s certain that we can all say
They’re doing it for me and you.
Someday a son or daughter
A husband or a wife
Your best friend or a neighbor
Could lose their lease of life.
Don’t wait for a special time of place
To give them the credit due
Give thanks and praise on every day
And pray they all come through.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“Bird Feeder Time”

I have birds at all my feeders
But I’m funning short on my supply
It looks like a trip to the store
For some more seed to buy.
Since the weather has been so erratic
They don’t know what to do
All are about in search of food
I’ve seen them at fast food too.
Yes the wind, rain and snow at times
Pose a challenge they must meet
It’s a must that they must leave their shelter
In search of food to eat.
Whatever you and I can do for them
I’m sure they’ll appreciate
Yes, put up some feeders in your yard
Then just sit back and wait.
First comes one, then maybe two
In time many more will find
The food and goodies you’ve displayed
By being oh so kind.
Now it isn’t that much trouble
And a bag of seed lasts quite a while
The pleasure of watching at the feeders
Will even lake the old folks smile.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“Heaven is Her Home”

Belva Irene Hess
April 3, 1934 – August 26, 2020
Belva was my only sister
And special as could be
We shared together brothers
Yet Sis spent more time with me.
The Lord did make His Calling
And Sis did so reply
Yes, she is on her way to heaven
So far up in the sky.
I know that I shall miss her
Though the many memories I’ll retain
She helped me in so many ways
More than I can explain.
We grew up in the Midwest
Where lots of snow did light
Yes, and she beat me often
When we had a a snowball fight!
One day I pray we’ll meet again
In that Kingdom in the sky
I know for sure I’ll think of her
Each day that passes by.


Little Brother “Roy”

September 2020


"Time to Wake Up"

The City of Richmond is not united
for its citizens have too many views,
yes the only thing they are sure of
is that they will make the nightly news.
It's clear that the tourists are aware
and their presence is sure to drop
allowing protestors to block the main streets
makes even locals afraid to shop.
They think by removing monuments
that their history will change
well history shall remain history
so that thought is kind of strange.
Yes and changing the names of many schools
is for sure a big charade
this will not help the children having trouble
for to get a passing grade.
You can put these children in a 2nd street school
one that has lots of class
yet the ones that can't study because of the name
still most likely will not pass.
The leaders are giving in to the protestors
on just about every little whim
still will they help to pay for all of this
the chances are quite slim.
Now their schools are rated very low
and the teachers need more pay
yet the city is making history
in much the very wrong way!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Is it Fair"

In traveling one sees lots of things
that to most I'm sure amaze
yet you wonder how their pets feel
on these overheated days.
Now you're traveling down the freeway
or a scenic tour there and about
well you may be enjoying all you take in
but your pets would like to get out.
Well of course its an inconvenience
yet you knew of this ahead
they didn't need to make this journey
for you could have left at a shelter instead.
Yes I'm sure you’d get an earful
if your pets could only talk
most would like to decide for themselves
when to get up, lay down or walk.
Now their not always ready to eat and drink
just because that's what you say
yet you're responsible and have to try
for from home you're now miles away.
Yes do yourself a favor of sorts
no matter what you may hear
give your pets a vacation too
and leave them at home next year.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Just Looking Back"

I can still remember my school days
and the routine I went through
yet the resemblance to those days gone bye
today they are but few,
We used to wake up early
for the breakfast mom would prepare
she knew she didn't have to
but she showed her loving care.
Then we hurried up to get ready
for the bus coming down the hill
I never cared for busses then
and probably never will.
We made it to the school on time
with a little time to spare
yes then we sat in our assigned seats
so the teacher knew we were there.
At the end of the day when the bell did ring
we made our plans for home
now I had books and homework in my hands
but I was not alone.
Just as soon as I stepped off the bus
I started on my chores to do
for the most part there weren't many
yet at times they added a few.
In a short time we were called inside
for the evening meal was prepared
together by mother and father
still showing us they cared.
We all filled up rather quickly
and left the table one by one
there was no free time for fun and games
until our homework all was done.
Well nite time was upon us
and another day ahead
we said our prayers and got our hugs
then all did go to bed.
Now if this method was used today
school problems could be solved
hold back cell phones and video games
and let the parents get involved!


                         - Roy E. Schepp

Let OLE Glory Fly

No greater sight can we behold
Than our own Red, White and Blue
Yes unfurling from a pole top
Noting freedom for me and you.
We owe this display to all the veterans
Who have fought on thru the years
In their dedication lives were lost
and many familes brought to tears
Yes we fly the flag with deepest respect
For our soldiers then and now
Yet sometime we don't do justice
Not by flying it but how.
We take our car fast to the shop
If it seems to need repair
Still I know of a flag that's seen by most
Waving shredded in the air.
Now I don't know the procedure
But there must be some nice way
One could ask the before mentioned
To change the flag they've on display.
I'm sure it's not intended
And to their knowledge might not know
Yet I hope soon it's discovered
So our Stars and Stripes will flow.
Roy E. Schepp

“Time for Signs”

All newspapers list the candidates
And tv reports them as well
Yes even the radio mentions each
As far as I can tell.
Well now we have a question
I’m sure asked many times
Since the big three reaches everyone
Why do we need those stupid signs?
They just clutter up our City
Plus ruin the beautiful countryside
It’s an expensive way to litter
And some landmarks they do hide.
Now perhaps they could put a limit
On the amount placed on each street
Yes put one here and maybe one there
At least make it halfway neat.
If it’s these signs that convince the voters
Of the proper candidate
Then the road to recovery of our nation
Will a long time have to wait.
Yes put the signs in a recycling bin
And mix them together at will
Then dump them all in a special landfill
Which we can call Political Hill!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"I Do Believe"

Even though the pandemic has spread throughout the world
and racial equality has spread unrest
I look up towards the Heavens
for I am truly blessed.
Now for sure I have health problems
as most can readily see
yet if I look around a bit
there are many with more than me.
I have deep faith that keeps me strong
and flower gardens too
the lilies are blooming everywhere
creating a beautiful view.
Yes nature is my comfort zone
which all of us do need
I've many lovely song birds
and squirrels that I feed.
We are all in this together
a fact we should understand
show love and true compassion
when holding out your hand!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Memorial Day"

It's a day set aside for remembering
those who before and after have went
fighting for the need of our country
wherever they might be sent.
Men and women, young and old
It mattered not you see
a highly trained military
trying to keep us free.
They have fought in strange surroundings
and many lives have been lost
now some were only wounded
but for us, still paid the cost.
One can't feel pain or anguish
these men and women all went through
yet we can honor them for what they did
for the freedom of me and you.
We can hold in our hearts the memories
of thousands that have died
yes and pray for the many wounded
who lost comarades by their side.
Now war is never over
and battle never won
the loss of the lives ere will remain
long after the fighting's done.
                              Roy E. Schepp

"This One's for You Mom"

I know that you're up in heaven
Yes so very far above
Still each day I do think of you
And send you all my love.
For years you meant the world to me
And invariably you still do
Yet so many things I think of now
I should have said to you.
I know that you can hear me
And I think just yesterday
The image of your face I saw
As the clouds did roll away.
Now I 've done the best I'm able
Though I owe much to you
Yes you nurtured me for so many years
Then blessed my going too.
Mothers like you are very special
And showing appreciation can't wait
Now mother I fell far behind
So it came about to late.
Well each year they honor mothers
Or those that claim to be
Yet you're the best of all the rest
And always were to me.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Where Did Spring Go?"

Now everywhere the greenery
far as the eye can see
yet where did the spring go
would someone please tell me.
Yes spring time with the yet cool nights
though signs that summers coming soon
it could be brisk in early morn
but quite warmed up by noon.
The trees were shedding all old leaves
and piles were raked where e're you'd go
yet I being from the Midwest
would wait til the wind did blow.
Now I know the neighbors were shouting
though it wasn't really at me
I feel they were just excited
at all the new leaves they'd see.
Yes springtime I did really miss
after waiting for a year
lets hope when winter next is gone
that springtime will appear.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

“Keep Both Eyes Open”

Well it is the time of giving
And of the taking too
There’s so many requests for helping out
What ever can we do?
Now one can usually spot the needy
Or a damsel in distress
Yet at times before contributing
It is good to second guess.
Each day we see some make attempt
To ply finds for a need
Still so many of them overlap
And at this one should heed.
Why don’t the secondary groups
Join the initial one in force
They could still have many wagons
But the need of just one horse.
You’ll find there are a lot of groups
All willing to help out
Still check out what each will provide
Then you can donate without a doubt!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"The Big Three"

Every day we can feel their presence
for it seems they are wverywhere
yes, if needed, it is such a comfort
knowing 'twenty-four-seven' they will be there.
Many hours they're away for their families
but this is the debt they must pay
they all devote their time for our safety and care
and all do this every day.
The Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad
risk their lives for one and all
they know not what danger they'll meet
when they answer any call.
Giving thanks to them is not so hard
And it is never too late
So why not start the day off right,
let them know we appreciate!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

"Will They Finish?"

Had a couple of tourists at my house
though they decided not to stay
you see the streets near by are tore up
and have been for many a day.
Now I don't recall any notice
in the paper or on dot com
letting residents know of the hazards
and believe me there are some.
You can not utilize the two lanes
for one is like a ditch
yes and after bouncing from hole to hole
it is hard to tell which one is which.
Well I'm not against improvements
and when it is time they must be made
yet I hope the City keeps us in mind
when they want out taxes paid.
Now some outside help I'd recommend
even with a grant or two
you see the City it bothers not
but it does both me and you.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

Yeezy Wave Runner 700

“A Real Change”

Years back I fixed the broken
or let’s just say I tried
now days it doesn’t make much sense
to all I must confide.
You pay for parts or service
which both are now too high
for less than the cost of repairing
you can another buy.
They have the warranties figured out
almost unto the day
so to get extended coverage
is a wasted fee to pay.
What do we do with all the extra parts
this system does create
we fill up the junkyards and landfills
and they raise your garbage rate.
Parts stores will go out of business
for no longer is the need
yes our high tech technology
means more than what you read.
So now when something breaks down
I look for a place to throw
for I can buy another cheaper
than to fix it, don’t you know!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

Nike Blazer High

“Some Warm Thoughts”

With the temperature being very hot
And the humidity extra high
To find some pleasant entertainment
One really has to try.
Now every day is an adventure
So I turn to center stage
I try and do all the things I can
For people of my age.
I fixed breakfast on the sidewalk
With my tow eggs over light
Then I fried the strips of bacon
Until it was crispy to the bite.
Well the eggs ended they ended up scrambled
When I  tried to make them flip
I shoud have first fixed up the bacon
So the grease would have made them slide.
The likes are not impossible
With the heat we’ve had of late
Yet the city didn’t appreciate
The mess I did create.
Yes this venture was a wipeout
Outside cooking on my knees
Yet if the temperature continues to rise
I’ll be trying a grilled cheese!
                         - Roy E. Schepp


“I’ve Lost It”

It seems I no longer have the passion
For my friends I know in need
Yes I’ve now something of my own
That has come to intercede.
I hope they will forgive me
For it’s  not that I don’t care
No it’s just there are sometimes in life
Feelings are hard to share.
Now when again I’m able
I’m sure I will return
Yet this has taught me how in life
Each day we live and learn.
Yes I never thought that in my time
This would ever happen to me
Still once that I had cleared my eyes
It wasn’t hard to see.
The Good Lord let me ride along
For years at a good pace
Then he took my Saddle and my Spurs
So I can no longer race.
Well I’ve been Blessed throughout the years
And have no right to complain
Yet I am human so leave no doubt
With me some still remain!
                         - Roy E. Schepp

Mercurial Superfly High

“Almost Home Again”

I took a short vacation
from all the fun that I call work
yes yesterday or the day before
I seemed to have lost my perk.
Now I’ve seen doctors almost every where
more then I knew we had
yet still I get those mood swings
the good days and the bad.
Your many cards and letters
and the prayers I’ve entertained
I appreciate without a doubt
thought I may have forgot your name.
I have one more place to go
and I pray it be my last
yet after you pass thirty nine
it’s just hope that all is past.
I know the Lord is with me
yes right here by my side
yet even with His comfort
it’s been a rough ride!
                         - Roy E. Schepp
(Editor's Note: Welcome Home, Roy. Godspeed on a quick recovery! I hope that you feel much better soon. -Jay)

Zapatillas Running

"Up, Up and Away"

It would be nice to be a Senator or Congressman
if only for one day
just to hop on their new super jet
and go to some special hide-a-way.
Yes we put these people in office
after they said they'd look out for us
well they are up there flying
while we're waiting for the bus.
Its not just you, but also me
these politicians so impress
yet it seems after each election
we get in a greater mess.
Why not a probationary period
like most people have on their jobs
perhaps this would make it a little harder
to get friendly with the capital fobs.
What they do on their own we do not know
and what they do for us; it's much later we find
now you may not agree, but in time you shall see
my assessment of them has been too kind.
Yes start them all at a minimum wage
and let them earn their keep
I'm sure the Government debt would go down
while you and I are asleep.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

Girls Air Jordan 1

“To All the Fathers”

Now some will call him father
While others call him dad
Still some call him by his first name
But wish they never had.
Yes a father is an elite position
And should be treated with respect
In the same thought all the fathers
Should never show neglect.
A father will get the credit
For the children he helped bear
Still a fathers not a father
If when needed, he’s not there.
The duties of a father
Can make a list from here to there
Yet the most important aspect
Is for the raising chores to share.
In the home life a father is needed
Around the campfire so to speak
Solving problems before they materialize
And ever reach their peak.
Now if in the aferementioned
You come close in any way
Your are definitely a father
So please enjoy your special day.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

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