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POETRY & Other Writings
by William "Poet Bill" Childers

Welcome to Poet Bill's main page.  Bill, a retired minister and former precinct chaplain for the Dallas Police Department, writes a lot of what he calls "growing-up memories and lessons".  We have sorted these writings for organizational purposes, but most transcend the category in which it is placed.  For example, Bill's military poems are much influenced by his family life and faith in God.  Likewise, his writings about life, living, being, etc, contain spiritual thoughts and messages, sometimes obvious and at other times, slightly hidden in the heart of the writing.

We are delighted to have Bill as a part of our ministry and hope you receive a blessing while reading his works.  See About Poet Bill for a short biography.

"With all the difficulties of life that surround each of us, we give all the glory to our Lord and our God, Jesus Christ" - Bill Childers



Life and Family
Military and Patriotic



The Gift of a Crown
Either Or... Both And...
And Then, I Knew
Just Like Me
When God Gives Me a Day
Dance of Life
A Riddle?
None but Thee
The Ultimate Gift 
A Pause...
Measure of a Gift
Poems About Christmas
The Christmas Gift
Poems About Christmas - Page 2
Anxious Awaiting
A Little Reminder
Christmases Remembered
Poems About Christmas - Page 3
The Day
The Place
The Story Complete

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 Life and Family


Poems About Life
If I Could Change
I Wonder
If I Were
Poems About Life - Page 2
Forward to Life
Run True
Time... and Things
As High and Far
Poems About Life - Page 3
Life's Life Movements
If I Should
Scenario of Life
I've Often Heard Said
Poems About Life - Page 4
A Token
The Season
A Wish
Grace Growing Old
When I Grow Old
A Second Thought
The Old Oak
An Acorn for Miss Dovie 
Moms and Dads 
A Mom's Touch
My Daddy Always Said...
The Journey
The Accidental Life
Seeking Forever
Speaking of Friends... and Love
You Think You're getting Old
Poems About Life - Page 5
I Said
Where to... from Here
All in All
My Friend Frank
Believing is the Answer
The Back Side of the Cross
Poems About Life - Page 6
Just When...
The Big pond
Poems About Life - Page 7
The Winning
The Chase
Poems About Life - Page 8
The Tottering Stage
Words at a Late Hour
It Hasn't Seemed Long 
Poems About Life - Page 9 
Country Road
The Best
About Being a Neighbor
Another Pause... P'haps a Thought... 
But Mostly...
He was Just a Man 
Poems About Life - Page 10 
The Hunger
The Agony of Victory
If I Thought I Could...
Final Thoughts... 
Life... By Any Other Name
Empty Time
My Friends

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 Military and Patriotic (Dedicated to Our Troops)


An Insight... A Trail of Life
Memories of Vietnam
Helmet and Rifle
My Spirit
Face to Face
Point Men Korea 1952
Sixteen Years Earlier...
Hill "William"
Tattered... Not Torn (Old Glory)
What Difference




Leaves from the Acorn Tree
If I Though I Could
Against All Odds
My Grandmother
Lord You Said...
For My Troubled Ways
The Legend of the Brass Swan Song Lyrics


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