Like a wax pool
the once proud candle
Lies the warm
Of a light once
When moments ago
the candle bright
It shone upon
How hot the wax
The wheels of
life turned round and round.
Into the flame
the moth did fly,
Snuffed the life
From its ill
The lifeless form
Of still warm
Turning to a
The light once
In youthful eyes
By the timeless
No movement left.
No flight occurs.
The limp limbs
With thoughts of
Like the pools of
From a candle
© 2000-2008 Roger
About the Author
Roger Bull is a veteran sergeant with nine years experience
in the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office (metropolitan New Orleans). He attended
three colleges: Southeastern Louisiana University (biology, chemistry and
physics), Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute (advanced police
studies), and Holy Cross College via a grant from the Jefferson Parish District
Attorneys Office Law Enforcement Assistance Program (criminology, psychology,
His extra-curricular activities included volunteer work as
an Assistant Scoutmaster (Troop 196), Tiger Cub leader, Cubmaster (96 Cubscouts
in Pack 796) and adult trainer for the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle
Scout. He was on several church committees including building committees. Roger
carves Native American flutes and plays flute music. He enjoys reading, hiking,
camping, fishing, genealogical research (over 29 years of research on the family
of Ambrose Bull, circa 1750), astronomy and electronics tinkering.
His secondary occupation was computer programming and
consulting. He constructed his first computer from chip level, two years before
Wozniak and Jobs retailed the Apple IIe. He has operated his own computer
consulting business, Bull Data, since 1980. He is the founder of the West Bank
computer Users Group (WBUG) which had 125 members.
He is a moderator for the Fairhope Writers' Group in
Fairhope, Alabama. Think Sonny Brewer and the Southern Writers Conference. Sonny
promotes southern writers, especially those living in and around Fairhope,
Alabama. Through Joe Formicello and Suzanne Hudson, in a program granted by the
State of Alabama Writers' Guild, Roger and Karen attended a writers workshop at
the University of South Alabama. Upon completion of the course, the attendees
decided that the group should continue to meet weekly to assist each other in
polishing their respective work.
His wife, Karen, writes murder mysteries with crime scenes
occurring mostly in New Orleans and others along the Gulf of Mexico. Her first
three books are part of a trilogy. Some of the characters exist in all of the
stories of this trilogy; but each can be appreciated as stand-alone novels. She
has two other books in mind that are independent of the trilogy and each other.
The non-published titles of the first two books are, "Past Ties" and "The Red
He has published a book of poetry, "Within The Heart And
Soul," in 2007. The profits of which were donated to his church for rebuilding
an adult education building that burned in a fire.
Roger is currently writing a terrorist mystery, tentatively
titled "El Rey del Tiempo: Its Not What You Think." It is an ambitious novel
with eight strong characters from various parts of the world. The power, greed
and political madness of the world has brought this group together for some
chilling and thrilling episodes.