Category Archives: A PARODY BALLAD

KAZOOED A TUNE!

The variously talented

“Kazooed” with trumpet lips,

For nurses walking down the hall

In timing with their hips (?)…

The tune seemed familiar

In a winsome way,

THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

Said he when they went away!

THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS,

His favorite hooray!

–Jonathan Caswell

A parody poem!

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OH GIVE ME A HOME (RAIL NUT VERSION)

Oh give me a home

Where the minstrels roam

And trains are filling each car…

Where coal smoke is fine

Up and down the line

And you’re glad for where you are!

Home, Home on the train,

Whether diesel or steam the same…

Electric, too, painted red white and blue

And America isn’t disdained!

–Jonathan caswell

 

THE BLOGGER BODY’S HURTING…

Been blogging for a long stretch

It takes him time to think,

Of what he can be writing

Has water to drink…

Answering the Comments/Likes

He looks forward to do,

but now his body starts to hurt

We think his time is through!

Coming up with things to write

Is getting real hard,

He’s tried to keep an open mind

As an active bard,

His chest hurts–it’s hard to breathe

And feet are going numb.

Maybe (!) it’s time to close up shop

Of this poetic run—

Maybe if he hurts this much,

His blogging time is done!

–Jonathan Caswell

Will Mrs. “C.” do cosplay?

(A POLITICAL LIMERICK POEM—SATIRICAL FORM)

Cosplay—the playing of parts,

Dressed-up  in costumes d’arts…

Resistance she claims

She’s in with the dames,

Who want Trump cut into parts!

Will she in her cosplay, dress,

As a female Che  Guevera, I guess…..

A camo “two piece”

Would shock at least,

Her lovely hair a mess.

–J.E.C.

MY FAVORITE THINGS–ICE STORM VERSION

(With apologies to Lerner and Lowe–composer and lyricist!)

Frozen raindrops on a camera enclosure,

Blurring the view making poor exposures,

Street lights that look like fairy kings…

These  are a few of my favorite things!

Multicolored lights that become so blurry,

Like lightning clouds passing in a hurry,

Auras around what we see in the fog…

Try to put these things in a log?

Pretty trees glisten with silvery icing,

Snow banks encrusted to crunch rather nicely,

Suddenly warming away all the snow…

Freezing later restricts where you go!

Rain becomes ice,

But it looks nice,

Staying off the roads,

I drive away in my tractor-drawn sleigh

Right back to my own warm abode!!!

New parody lyrics by:

–Jonathan Caswell

THE LANYARD LADDIE

the Lanyard Laddie*

Is not a “baddie”

In his police sweater he looks so fine!

He walks with a cane

singing a sweet refrain–

His identity it surely is mine!

Here he comes,

as he hums,

some lyric tune from way-way long ago!

You see his smile

From a country mile

and he’s harmless but don’t let intruders know!

(another parody of “GRANDMA’S IN THE CELLAR,”  a little closer rhythm, this time!)

–Jonathan Caswell

*A lanyard is a sewn strip of fabric around the neck on which an I.D. badge hangs

MICROWAVED PEROGIES?

Mashed potatoes in dough pockets

Oft with cheese and stuff,

Given the chance to

We never eat enough…

Normally fried or baked

Or boiled to taste,

I tried microwaving

A decision made in haste!

“Mrs. T’s” perogies

They are a local brand,

With better filling quality

Than the cheaper can…

A box of “Classic Cheddar,”

One-and a half minutes per side,

Of a box that was mostly thawed

An exellent meal provides—

Microwaved the box mostly thawed,

A good meal it surely did provide!

–Jonathan Caswell