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TIGHTENING PERSONAL SCREWS

Before this chance to play,
He happened on picture display…
Got rid of some
Had no permission from,
The rest seemed very okay!

Mostly his file contains trains,
God, and a few fashion shots remain…
ALCO pictures
He often features,
But the RS-1 model of engine reigns!

Like all other illustration,
Permission precedes dissemination…
so only a few
Christian pictures accrue,
Avoiding recriminations!

–Jonathan Caswell

GOD BLESS WOMEN….

God bless women willing to show

their sisters how to maintain that glow…

Through makeup and style

Working on smiles,

Letting those ideas flow!

Accents of beautiful lines,

Clothing wisdom they can find…

Encouraging

Women swinging,

Being joyous about their kind!

We men tread carefully,

Stepping over the line is easy…

Men appreciate

these role models great,

Younger women, I’m sure would agree!

–Jonathan Caswell

Dedicated to Demi Monde , pictured here, and all the other brave souls who suggest fashionable alternatives.  God Bless you all!

 

 

MODEL TRAIN TIP-OVER!

A model painted “Susquehanna”

Ran south, toward Havana…

Stubbed a toe

flipped into the snow,

The icy rail joint got hammered!

The model–a “C-430”,

From ALCO was very dirty…

Handrails bent

As over it went,

It looked like it was hurting!

There wasn’t another for sale,

Either fix this one up or bail…

Old enough to scrap–

Recycle parts back,

And rare to find in N scale!

–Jonathan Caswell

Photo is of a REAL train,engine, rolled over…I believe near Marathon, NY.  Google Image.

WONDERS WHERE I GREW UP!

Over hill and dale

To Binghamton I’d sail…

Happily

A “Bingo-town” spree,

As daydreams do avail.

Various interesting trains,

On branch line and main…

ALCOs near-gone

Rail soldiers on,

In it’s dancing refrain.

The hospital where Dad “Chaplain-ed”,

A lot of shrinking has happened…

Buildings torn down

Services by the town,

And mini-steam plants enacted.

Our residence still stands,

Used for other demands…

Memories

Of growing-up trees,

I sure understand!

Behind the house sat

The grave of our Bally-cat…

A mulberry tree

Marked his entry

Into where dead pets are at.

Culture I’m sure is there,

Two folk dance groups, if you car…

As far as downtown

I’ve not been around,

But assume its commercial air.

I’ve ignored most of my school mates,

Too bad I couldn’t find a place…

For friends who struggled,

Occasionally snuggled,

To life’s accelerated pace?

In my mind I can see

Multiple routes to conveniently…

Go here to there

Over to that square,

My mind’s eye can still see!

Both parents are buried out there,

Haven’t gone back since Dad was put there…

So many years

In arrears,

Memories are all I can share.

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUGLAS AXE COMPANY

Apartment housing now,

For Douglas Axe, stones made them proud…

Grinding blades

To great accolades,

Their blades won awards all around.

But the folks near grinding wheels,

Paid their own price for the deal…

Metal/stone breathed in

Brought grief to them,

“Grinders’ consumption was real!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

A REAL SHOCK I AM?

Finding a nearly-sixty-year-old,

Fashion poet leaves some rather cold…

A shock to see

The  elderly,

Actively trends they behold!

He sin’t always a saint,

But postive pictures he’ll paint…

Good exposure and pride

Knowing someone’s on their side,

Hoping his maleness isn’t a taint!

Again he must balance his views,

Determined to spread good news…

His challenge is to write

Poetic fashion insight,

Though alas, bias for certain styles–skews!

A fan of the button-up blouse,

It’s clean lines he’ll endorse…

Other styles

He compiles,

To show what they are, of course!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WHAT DOES A FASHION BLOG DO?

What does a fashion blog do,

In my case, to give ample views…

Of the currently stated

Fashion related,

To people who want looks new!

For me, an additional ken,

To write a suitable poem…

Appearance or design–

Either can rhyme–

Expressing lyrically then…!

Not only women count,

But am showing men’s–a small amount–

The opposite gender

I deem more tender,

And worth every verse that comes out!

–Jonathan Caswell

VISITED SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT (U.S.A.)

Ostensively to interview,

A teacher’s position or two…

On the way back

Stopped by track,

Of the SPRINGFIELD TERMINAL to view!

Should have known by default,

To “snap” the unloading salt…

Trestle in place

I kind of lost face,

The error was sole my fault!

A couple of car movers only

In the engine house, looking lonely…

A man let me in

Seeing my grin,

They hauled in salt cars only.

–Jonathan Caswell

 

ETSY STORES/DESIGNER GOODS

Blogger-established stores,

Offer trinkets and more…

Handwork to mugs–

Things with heart tugs–

Neat merchandise to explore!

What I would do, I don’t know–

Too many directions to go…

Fashionable trains

Or scientific brains,

Or blessed Trappist bread to go???

–Jonathan Caswell

Photo courtesy The Big Hair Diaries blog.

And no…Caswell is not setting up his own shop!  😦