Monthly Archives: December 2014

THE GREAT AMERICAN “IF”

THE GREAT AMERICAN “IF”

You’ve seen them on TV,

Sales pitches made legally…

“IF” this were true

We’ll sell this to you

In spite of reality.

Antennas for digital broadcasts,

Outside of cable–in the past?

I heard they’re scrambled

Yet the guy’s ambled

Up, selling his antennas fast!

It’s that old legendary

Yankee trader:  be wary…

Nutmegs from trees

So buy these, please,

(Only wood–that offer is scary)!

Are these antennas any good?

The simulated picture would…

Suggest that it’s so

But I don’t know,

If the signals are scrambled…what would?

–Jonathan Caswell

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EVICTED AGAIN

EVICTED AGAIN

She had a tired look,

This Aide who seriously took…

My wife on

To straight up, “Mawn”,

Told me, in effect, to “book”.*

One more bag of trash,

Disposed of with panache…

Until they were through

What they had to do,

When I returned I could crash.

So gave them extra time

By posting more on-line…

Apartments small

Won’t fit us all,

My wife needs her chance to shine!

–Jonathan Caswell

* “to book”….to go (away) somewhere else

PALM TREES, ANYONE?

PALM TREES, ANYONE?

This Christmas promises green,

Little snow left to be seen…

Just heavy rains

To plug street drains,

Maybe Santa will get muddy jeans?

–Jonathan Caswell

Everything Happens For A Reason

AS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASED CLUB….I HEARTILY SECOND THE MOTION!!!!

Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth

Clever comebacks come to us,
When lying on our backs,
And fill us with conviction,
That ‘we should have said that!’
But outcomes do elude us,
When reclined in our beds,
Perhaps these cunning retorts,
Are better left unsaid.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/hindsight-is-20-20/

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Gratitude Wisdom

TIS SEASONABLE TO KNOW THIS IS REASONABLE!!! 🙂

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is

like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

(William Arthur Ward, American writer, 1921-1994)

There is something called a ‘Gratitude Challenge’ going on around

the world. There is an organization called “Kindspring,” which

brought together 11,000 people from 118 countries. This site is

at:

http://kindspring.org

This is great since it includes a ‘start up kit’ which is designed to

help community organizations sponsor their own challenges.

Apparently, each location has their own philosophy and ways to

promote gratitude. Whenever this happens to find its way to my

own reading material, I like to spread the happiness around to

others like you.

Gratitude has helped unlikely businesses like banks.  In Canada,

there have been four of the bank called TD, where they turned

their ATM’s into “Automatic Thank You” machines by providing

high value personalized gifts to the longest lasting customers.

This is to…

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PARABLE OF CHRISTMAS

A PARABLE WORTH UNDERSTANDING!

OUR POETRY CORNER

PARABLE OF CHRISTMAS

Born as a Babe in conflict,

Carried off to escape interdict….*

Answered prophesy

Hidden clarity,

For kinsfolk it rarely clicked.

Prophets in their own town

Frequently are shot down…

Familiarity

Breeds contempt you see,

They don’t like the “new guy” around!

Faith as small mustard seed,

Plant in the wrong place–in deed–

Truly voids

And hope destroys,

But satan gets a hearty “TEE-HEE”.

Awaiting the dawn with my Lord

In my prayer shawl He is adored…

My secret place

My Lord to face,

Keeping everything above-board.

Secret workings in God’s law,

But shadows of heavenly awe…

When Hebrew

Is Number One, too,

He’ll come, Who died without flaw.

When Christ comes in the cloud,

Trumpets will blow out loud…

Coming as King,

To rule everything

Will you be among His crowd?

–Jonathan Caswell

* “interdict.”…short for interdiction…being suddenly caught for correction/arrest…or , this…

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