Category Archives: A TEETOTALLER (SINCE 1986)

SORRY TO BLOG AND SCRAM!

The nature of who I am,

So sorry to post and scram…

Wife want eating

Three meals completing,

I’l come back here if I can!

This blogs my poetry,

Finding mine is the key…

SEARCH:  “Caswell”–

Most are  revealed,

Written heroically!

As to the prompt–almost any–

Subject inspiring–many…

Three or four styles

Bring you smiles,

A Christian blog not like any?

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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NOBODY WANTED OUR POT–LUCK!

We took what I thought worth taking,

A soup of my own making…

Boiled cabbage and ham

But no thank you Ma’am,

Just me and the wife were taking.

Competition was rather strong,

Lasagna and casserole gone…

What little we ate

I’d consolidate

And use for suppers till gone!

I had someone’s lemon meringue,

Almost too sweet–no tang–

Along with ice cream

(And lasagna again!),

Enough food for the whole gang!

My wife left her pink NORTH  CREEK hat,

I’m rescuing stuff like that…

Everyone knows

Keeping track of clothes

Is anything but old hat!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

DO I WISH THESE WERE BEERS?

Snapped open a can of MOXIE,

A passer-by asked, was it proxy…

For a cold beer–

Told her the year,

I stopped such orthodoxy!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

A DIET MOXIE EVENING*

A DIET MOXIE affair,

This MOXIE’s not going to be shared…

Three gone

So three lasting long,

Will have to do for the spare!

–J.E.C.

*PLEASE NOTE: the current can design is on white without orange lines…this is the can design just previous to the current one..no pictures of the current can?

“DARK GINGER ALE”

A new “dark” ginger ale,

Like ginger beer but “pale”…

Gives a kick

A wicked pick,

Very hearty and hale!

A problem you can see,

It’s made with genetically…

Engineered stock

Some think crock,

Examine labels carefully!

Don’t know if all brands are so,

But check those labels to know…

For me ginger beer*

Is better my dear,

The sugar content’s greater, though!

I bought some for a treat,

And knew already how sweet…

Would be this drink–

Tastes good, I think,

 But genetic engineering—worth a “tweet”?

–Jonathan Caswell

*All ginger beer, unless otherwise labelled or noted, is nonalcoholic.

ESPRESSOS OVER ICE

Espresso’s over ice,

Are strong, bitter but nice….

Keep me awake

For caffeine’s sake,

I might have to fill up twice!

–J.E.C.

WHY DID HE CHANGE HIS CHURCH?

The “why” of church-going changes,

It takes a while for some ages…

Security

Was important to me,

Hanging on to inadequate arrangements!

Unfed and in distress,

He was tired of sleeping in, I guess…

Found a house church

In a Catskills search,

That filled his emptiness.

These folk seriously

Studied Bible seriously…

No questions of source–

T’was God , of course,

Living by Faith–that’s for me!

No mention of godesses/earth,

Except as about-pagan mirth…

They felt sorry

For eyes gone starry,

Who pushed away Christ’s full worth.

Intellectually

A lot that biased minds will see…

I believe

Bible texts received,

Were and are inspired Spiritually!

–Jonathan Caswell

(The featured image is of a UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  symbol…a cross inflame  The understanding is that the flame…represents the invigorating power of the Holy Spirit in the church.)