(Personal opinion about a so-called “Biblical” movie.)

The wife and he settled down,

Easter weekend not in town…

Settling food

By movies viewed,

On TV–familiar ground.

What is it with movies today,

That throw old stories away…

To make up in turn

Glories unearned,

Mislabeling must be okay!

The 2006 version

Of “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” our diversion…

Mislabeled as such,

It spendeth too much

Time making God the aversion.

Moses was portrayed

As hearing god in his “hade”*…

Took no advice,

His life sacrificed,

Ignoring any offers of aid.

(“The Ten Commandments” entitled

For them, barely minutes of fame…

Broken on the calf by this plot path,

This god said, “Don’t come up here again!”)

So the tribes made laws by default,

With definite secular gestalt…

Majority rules

Without godly tools,

Just Moses’ wisdom and salt.

Of course it was hard to see

With all those commercials for “free”…


The same thing showed,

Interrupting the plot frequently!

We watched until it was done’

A mislabeled  movie..no fun…

If I’d paid a pack

I’d want money back,

For that channel, this “inspiring” was glum.**

–Jonathan Caswell

* Poor attempt at an accent.   Some folks somewhere do pronounce “head” like “hade”…Sorry for the attempt, but I needed to rhyme there!

** “inspiring” being a general hint as to where this Biblical fiasco was shown.  Methinks they SHOULD ask for their money back…but that is just a poet’s view point…who believes more in the Bible account than apparently the producers of this movie did.


  1. reocochran

    So, any opinions on the new, “Noah” movie? My brother and sister in law went and they enjoyed it, said, as always it takes liberty with the Bible’s interpretations. But the Bible’s few words on the actual event are hard to build a movie around…. I liked your poem and attempt at an accent, too, Jon! Hugs, Robin


    1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

      The wife and I WANT to go see “Noah”. These days, what movie DOESN’T play hob with the original plot? Precious few, I’d think. And the whole thing was hobbled by those all-too-frequent Spin Mop comercials!!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!! (The 2006 version of–supposedly–The Ten Commandments”)



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