COUSIN ESTHER

COUSIN ESTHER

In a photo album,
Was my Cousin Esther King…
Her left hand had no fingers
But did ‘most anything.

Her mouth was very busy
With few teeth inside…
What she had were artificial,
You should have seen them fly!

She lived alone in Millville,
A shadow of its self…
Whenever we would visit
She had cookies on the shelf.

She asked us to stay over
Each and every year…
Mom and Dad would always beg off,
As if they had something to fear.

One year Mom explained it,
Cousin Esther was very poor…
If we had stayed overnight
She’d have used a month’s supplies for sure! 🙂

Cousin Esther has left us
For that Mansion in the sky…
Some day I’m going to travel
Past Millville, by and by.

—Jonathan Caswell

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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