Category Archives: a consumation highky to be wished (Jeeves)

MODELING MONK’S BREAD?

A New York State Trappist monastery,

Supports itself by varied…

Breads and preserves

The proceeds go towards,

Keeping up this sanctuary!

Been thinking, since I have a friend

Who once thought he’d be Trappist at the end…

Married Chinese

The Lord they please,

The Lord to China them sent!

Christian industry

My layout could use, naturally…

Flour and sweet

Railcars  meet,

Blessing  a miniature economy!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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HAS IT BEEN THIS LONG?

Practice in city driving

Thankful sufficient timing…

Route memory

Made it easy,

Without my wife’s reminding!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

PRAISE GOD MOST HIGH FOR ANSWERED PRAYER

Praise to you, God Most High,

For hearing prayer on the fly…

And your delight

Being quiet in your Sight,

Bringing us into your Light.

You would talk with us,

Yet we put up the fuss…

Ne’er slowing down

Nor coming around,

In ways that are not just!

Walking with your children in gardens,

Seeing our eyes at Thee widen…

drying our tears

and calming our fears,

Joy at mutual abiding!

We don’t model for kids,

the closeness and joy you give…

But stay away–

Asking others pray–

Misunderstanding God’s writ.

Pray for me, said like Simon,*

The sorcerer on his own ladder climbing…

Unwilling to claim

Given to him in God’s name,

What Christ, without his help, did buy for him!

–Jonathan Caswell

  •  Simon the Sorcerer…see  The Book of the Acts of the Apostles (or  simply…”ACTS”)  8:9-24.

THE VITREO-RETINAL ASSOCIATES** STAFF

The V.R.A.** clientele,

Like Diana are treated well….

Diatated to treated

We’re pleasantly greeted,

It’s customer service they sell.

Managing efficient care,

As patients move chair-to-chair…

Each conducts

Themselves with facts,

Showing if we’re getting somewhere!

The gals at the front greeting desk,

Check status of every guest…

Beautiful smiles

Trim paperwork piles,

tto a size that is best!

Nana and the women within,

Where documentation comes in…

Check history

And ability,

To see since the last visit in.

V.R.A.** dedication

To each patient’s situation….

Is very apt

In relieving handicapped,

Vision from further disintegration!

Doctor defrin’s name still appears—

He treated my wife for years–

On the name b oard

Many eyes he restored,

Has retired with a full and rich career!

–Jonathan Caswell

Dedicated to the staff and doctors of Vitreo-Retinal Associates, for their fine work, pleasant manner and especially how they have treated the author’s wife, Diana, with all their kindnesses over the years!

Please note—that this is an unsolicited testimonial.

 

 

HIS TRAIN LAYOUT IS “P.C.”

His N scale model railway,

Unfinished to this day…

Is labeled P.C.

Not politically,

But “Procrastination Central”, he’d say!

So much on it still to do,

Each project is almost half-through…

Keeps changing direction

On theme selection,

Rearranging things as if on cue

HE THINKS…he’s nailed it down,

His scrap plastic pile’s quite a mound…

Rough kitbashing

Some parts go missing,

On which  he won’t expound!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

FASHION IS FABRIC AND STYLE

(Image courtesy Carmen, of the Fashion with Compassion blog)

Fashion is fabric and style,

Especially wearing a smile…

Accessories

Like bangles to please,

Its wearers  and worth their while!

 

Simple to complex patterns,

And how tight a fit all matters…

A casual bust

Mostly untrussed,

Older convention shatters.

Included is arrangement of hair,

Interesting beauty here…

Curls or long flowing

A woman’s style showing,

Through good impressions there!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

CHRONIC DEPRESSION VERSUS THE LORD

(From the author’s notebook.  Written 4/14/16)

Depression seen as chronic,

Folks judge moronic…

Why choose

And refuse

To be catatonic?

Some have the crazy idea,

Behavior is willful and clear…

Always a choice

With inner voice,

Pointing the way to steer!

“Just stop that,” is a farce,

Who gave you the right to parse…?

Some things are not

As easily shot,

Without making it worse!

Why don’t you understand

Continuing to reprimand…

This creation fallen

Is appalling,

But the way things currently stand?

The chronic depressed are cast,

Into a bullring vast…

One says, “OLE”

All you need to say

Is begone, and the sickness is past”!

We’re often pushed aside,

Who will the “gutless”  abide…?

But Christ’s embrace

Filled with grace

Can heal all that’s inside!

An Opinion Poem..based in part on the author’s personal experience.

–Jonathan Caswell