These are the poems of Charles Okle, Jr. whose professional career includes radio announcement, songwriting, electronics and photography. Charles was born in Arkansas and currently lives there. He has a married daughter (Stephanie) who also lives in Arkansas. Charles wrote his first poem at about age 11 and won a prize for it.
Charles met Dona Lou Pearson online the Thursday before she died. They exchanged poetry and proclaimed themselves "poem mates." It was a promising new friendship for both of them. Charles wrote to me a few days after Dona Lou left us. - poetheart 08/31/02
(NEW) "Summer Day"
(NEW) "Love's Sweet Surprise"