Category Archives: Caswell poetry

MOTION DETECTORS!

Sleeping in an office cubicle,

And not saying  I did…

Motion sensors keep the lights on–

The sleeper is never hid!

Now is it from restless legs,

Moving so lights don’t dim down…

Or is it when waking up

Movement brings the lights on?

Suffice to say the sleeper

Never quite could decide…

Enough that nobody caught him

The few hours he had to abide!

–J.E.C.

“THE OLD SWITCHEROO”

The good old switcheroo,

A thing that horse thieves may do…

But this is mental–

Take a “New York Central”

Switch the shell for “New Haven” to view!

Knuckle couplers are on this chassis,

Can’t think of much more classy…

My New England road

Another RS-3* is owed,

This orange-and-black now has he?

–Jonathan Caswell

Another RS-3*…a road switcher locomotive model produced by the American Locomotive Company up until the early 1960’s.

THE GUY WHO LOST IT…

THE GUY WHO LOST IT…

The guy who recently “lost it”,

Whose manhood is not a threat…

Still has a brain that functions–

He hasn’t  lost  all of it yet!

He likes the luscious looking,

Faves he has in fact…

Commenting he won’t be brooking

But is less likely to act.

His compliments of people

He keeps closer to the chest…

Experience in business climates

He does what is best.

–Jonathan Caswell

THE Q.A. CONSTITUTIONAL

THE Q.A.* CONSTITUTIONAL

(Or…the Quality Assurance Dept. walk)

Most good weather evenings,

Q.A. walks around…

The Upper and Lower Parking Lots

To settle themselves down.

They work on mini-microchips

With chemicals and more,

They need to relax so they

Won’t drop them on the floor…!

There usually are two,

If not the total three…

Three or four circuits

Keep them healthy.

–Jonathan Caswell

BACK YARD BUCCOLIC

BACK YARD BUCCOLIC

You’ve heard of dancing squirrels,

How about cathartic cats…

Who initiate quarrels

Committing fearful spats?

The Cottage surrounded by pine trees

Was rurally sited…

Mice squirrels and raccoons

Would come in, uninvited!

Was hoping to build a short railway

To fill with the result s of axes…

Towns do love a riding railway

Because then they raise land taxes!

(www.tripadvisor.co.uk)

–Jonathan Caswell

ARE YOU AS TIRED AS I AM?

ARE YOU AS TIRED AS I AM?

When blogging begins to fail

Hitting keys just right…

When computers won’t drop  topics

In the reader…call it a night!

I am hot and tired,

The same for my laptop too…

We don’t have a new-fangled base fan

To keep us running true.

The brain is in a fog right now,

Synapses beginning to moan…

I hope we’ll hit the bricks real soon

And drive our way back home!

–Jonathan Caswell

MY N-SCALE MODEL TRAIN LAYOUT UPDATE

MY N-SCALE MODEL TRAIN LAYOUT UPDATE

Seeing another’s planning

Has me thinking too….

There’s not enough room on the layout

For passenger trains coming through!

I have a long spur behind the station

That could tie back into the main…

I have a curved turnout elsewhere

That would help my passenger train.

Other side of this spur, a turntable,

That I’ve yet to install…

Would turn single-ended locomotives

So I could run them all!

Changing plans is nothing new with me,

It’s a fun part and I do it…

Appreciating the whole hobby

I decided and must get to it.

–Jonathan Caswell