Category Archives: a Caswell limerick-styled poem

ANTI-P.C. MODEL RAILROADING?

He going back a few years

When people held fewer fears…

About burning coal

For energy goals,

When a coal train regularly appears!

Not using behemoth power,

A giant producing huge watts-per-hour…

But a cool RS-1

To get  the job done,

Or a steam engine with cinder shower!

Close down this plant—Why?

So you got a little smut in your eye…

Berry bushes poke through–

Gonna wipe out thorn bushes, too?

Expensive scrubbers can clean up the sky.

Most of all–coal trains bring jobs,

Labor and wind farms at odds…

How many men

Does solar need attend,

Its labor needs at large?

Moving coal cars is fun,

As models–not the real ones–

Although on my pike

I’ll do what I like,

But not with the same need of funds!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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LET US SLEEP ON IT*

woe betide them that try

to se in stone what needs more time…

My turn table lost?*

without further cost?

Then I looked near bed time!

I thought I’d lost my lead

To that tyrn table, but indeed…

A curve could be made

With large enough radius laid,

To satisfy the using of steam.

A switch I’d previously cut in,

To one engine stall could run…

The other could Branch

From the turn table switch–

My space problem was overcome!

Envisioning a massive water wheel,

Fed by a sluice pipe has appeal…

This motorized–

Already planned (what a surprise?),

For which the tourists would positively SQUEAL!

And then, the bridge over a mill dam flood—

If I wanted, a covered bridge wouldn’t take TOO MUCH blood…!

Just for light tourist trains–

Steel reinforced all the same–

An occasional short freight could be good!

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I wish I could draw all this now,

All it took was time to see how…

Possibilities arise

by opening one’s eyes,Imagination plus a day’s-worth of wrinkled brow!

–Jonathan Caswell

*NOTE–Refer back to the post..ECONOMIC CHOICES IN MINIATURE…posted yesterday~!

HIGH TEMP–LOW TEMP–BUGS EXEMPT!

Weather harmonics at work,

Temperature jumps and falls…

Extra coffee we perk

Most of us catch colds!

Up and down temperatures fly,

In the old days folks would die…

Hearty ones

Survived and made homes,

From New England stock came I.

Vaccines can help some,

Colds keep us at bay…

Bugs in the air have fun

Giving more germs away!

In a modern sense,

We still need germ war defense…

Weather off whack

Bugs will attack,

Increasing sick patients!

–Jonathan Caswell

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THE NATURE OF THE BEAST…!

The nature of the beast,

His situation at least…

Comes to a head

Hope’s nearly dead,

But not for the vultures’ feast!

Inside he asks “WHY?”

Should he comply…

Doctor’s determined

To see inner vermin,

Removed and denied.

At present nothing much helps,

His sense of malaise envelops…

Near all thinking–

The raft sinking,

He covers his head and cries.

–Jonathan Caswell

NO ORANGE-AND-BLACK!

SO FAR…the paint scheme remains pure,

Chocolate and orange sure…

Providence and Worcester

Railroad is clustered,

In Genesee and Wyoming’s couture!

–Jonathan Caswell

FUTILE–OR JUST LAZY?

Although poetry’s my bag,

The extras are a drag…

Don’t get me wrong

You finding my song,

Is worth an occasional gag!

FOR INSTANCE..Word Press insists,

I do my title first…

Otherwise

Have to revise

That number–which is worse?

Lately, with the tagged and catagoried,

I’ve posted some untagged stories…

While folks are here

They might as well peer

At them–they won’t be boring!

–Jonathan Caswell