Category Archives: by Jonathan Caswell

“LATER SUNDAY” HAIKU

“LATER SUNDAY” HAIKU

No, I haven’t seen

Which game has a winning team!

DAYSTAR we will watch.

Leaf  piles very wet

No fun jumping in them yet

Slimy, sticky leaves

Kids have school Monday

Adults have regular jobs

No parties tonight?

Sugar shock today

Grandma’s apple pie “finished”

OOH, my belly hurts!

–Jonathan Caswell

GOING LOW-SALT

GOING LOW-SALT

He feels the fluid rising

It’s harder to breathe,

He’s seen a nutritionist

With stuff he must believe…

Has to re-arrange his thinking

If he wants to survive,

While struggling to put changing

Into overdrive!

Three HEBREW NATIONAL frankfurters

His evening protein,

The healthier with less fat

He thinks he’s used his bean…

But three percent salt content

Per serving still is high,

And if he eats too many

At once he’s mortified.

He’s heard of air-popped popcorn

A popper’s on his list,

He has to munch more veggies

Says his nutritionist…

Finding suitable replacements

In smaller portions too,

Are things he had avoided

But now must muddle through!

That fateful afternoon when

He missed his evening job,,

Had really shallow breathing

And his heart began to throb…

In the ambulance panic set in

In pain–his breathing  hard…

He was very happy when

They reached Milford E.R!

Congestive Heart Failure

Is what the doctors said,

He knew he had the hardest time

Breathing in bed….

He didn’t feel the catheter

But saw his drainage bag,

Two days of real agony

He wasn’t going to brag.

Testing proved  his  capacity

in his lungs gone by two-thirds,

The “Foley” cath. within him was

Too uncomfortable for word…

He had to make changes

That he still struggles with,

But doing them is better

Than losing life to live!

Yes, doing them is better

Than no more life to live!

–Jonathan Caswell

A FOOT IN EACH WORLD

A FOOT IN EACH WORLD

Are you for the World or the Lords,

What material your binding cords…

Sacrifice

And obedience are nice,

So which master do you abhor?

We cannot serve two masters,

Straddling fences bring disaster…

A picket fence

Is danger hence,

You’ll need lots of sticking plaster!

Beware being double-minded,

Discovering you are self-blinded…

the World deceives

While God receives

Scripture declares Him the kindest.

–Jonathan Caswell

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT

I’m going to lodge a complaint,

The readable print—white paint…

This magnifier

Is a liar,

The window expands–not great!

–Jonathan Caswell

ARE YOU ON MAGIC TIME?

ARE YOU ON MAGIC TIME?

The creative won’t resign

Themselves to standard time…

In NATURE’S CLASSROOM**

One can assume

They’re using creative minds!

When days end in dark,

Who says one must play that part…

Use the sunlight

You have before nigh,

You may need a schedule chart!

They use so-called “MAGIC TIME”,”

Starts an hour earlier–that’s fine–

Get  that sunlight

For these kids are bright

And theirs is a short amount of time!

-Nature’s Classroom teaches,

A certain grade level reaches…

Having a full day

Plus an hour any way,

Makes then the darling of teachers.

–Jonathan Caswell

**AUTHOR’S NOTE:  Having taught in Nature’s classroom one season I know it is a great environmental education program!!!

See their programs and the their States covered at…www.naturesclassroom.org.

Or Call, in the U.S……1-508-248-5424.

RAILROAD POWER SURVEYS

RAILROAD POWER SURVEYS

The survey of current “choo-choo

Locomotives, how can I lose…

Featured older stuff

Is more than enough,

Making it worth my revenue!

A recent piece of news,

Indian Railroad plans using biofuels……

Powering commuter trains,

Environment strains

And air quality have been abused.

Advertisements are colored and great,

Seeing rebuilt engines move freight…

New passenger designs

A sign of the times,

Adaptable to regulations in each state.

–Jonathan Caswell

RED LOBBY LIGHTS

RED LOBBY LIGHTS-

Flashing came from the entry,

Red flashes ambulance-style…

Someone’s headed for Milford

Or Memorial to stay a while.

Some residents regular clients

Have their emergencies…

Have uncanny reliance

Riding with town E.M.T.s.

I didn’t see who was going,

Delayed too long for a look…

Most residents have traveled

In thw ambulance they took.

–Jonathan Caswell

AFTER-DINNER BLOG

AFTER-DINNER BLOG

Finished our dinner and I

Went down the hallway to type…

The group was finishing dinner,

The beans were just not my type!

Sat down and started working,

And Pat tripped over my bag…

Apologized–my fault it–

Out of the way went my swag.

Remembered I left the oven

On at three seventy-five….

If I don’t go and turn it off

My wife might skin me alive

*not really…but I’LL HEAR ABOUT IT!!!).

–Jonathan Caswell

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THEY REALLY BELIEVE THIS?

THEY REALLY BELIEVE THIS?

In the name of Allah,

Mowing people down…

‘Cause you think they’re evil

And only your kind deserve being around.

Is this not evil

Centuries have tried to crush…

Forceful controlling leaders

Commanding heads of mush?

Hate wrapped in religion,

The ultimate “higher-than-thou”…

Too many Lord Chamberlains in this world–

Do you see the lies now?

Crusaders were a rabble,

Bigots though they were…

This is beyond pay-back

Very much disturbed!

–Jonathan Caswell