Category Archives: celebragte life!

KITTY CAT AFTER DARK!

CCTV, around eight,

Saw a kitty cat walk past the gate…

With the Main Gate closed

The kitty, I supposed,

Was hurrying to a rendezvous late!

–Jonathan Caswell

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79-WORD CHALLENGED?

79-WORD CHALLENGED

Seventy-nine words,

One-half a TWEET–for the birds…

The story begun

But over (not run),

Not useful for writing a dirge.

The thing about writing prose,

Was during the process he froze…

Sounds infantile

But is it worth the while,

To write something up from the toes?

Describing any consequence,

In seventy-nine words is immense….

A story clip

That readers flip,

Wondering what happened hence?

The moral of the story–

Don’t  worry,

The stories come!

–Jonathan Caswell

NEED IT OR NOT…!

NEED IT OR NOT…!

His weekly dip in the pot,

Whether needed or not…

A shower and shave

The public to brave,

Neglecting not a single spot!

–Jonathan Caswell

CHANGING TREE TANKA

CHANGING TREE TANKA

Colors start to pop,

Trees shut down their leaves’ supply…

Green leaves turn colors:

Morphology is working

Just the same in ev’ry year!

–J.E.C.

People come from far

And near…”peeping” foliage…

Brighter is better:

Bus loads come en mass to shop.

Local business harvests crops!

–J.E.C.

A final push all

Benefit from folderol…

Festivals light skies:

Candied apples and brown bread

Folks ready for winter dead.

–J.E.C.

Railroad excursions,

Northeast woodland incursions…

Train cars filled with joy:

Steam or diesel pull the trains,

Nostalgic commerce makes gains!

–Jonathan Caswell

A POETIC PORTRAIT

A POETIC PORTRAIT

(tune of THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS)

A poet wants a portrait

Entirely in words,

Written by a fellow poet

Who this poet has observed…

There is no need for flattery

Of that he’s had enough,

But he would be encouraged

And that poet has the stuff!

But he would be encouraged

And that poet has the stuff!

He wanted someone special

With a woman’s touch,

He chose one with a “gravatar”

That he loves much…

This poetess writes poetry

Intricate and very deep,

She says she’ll somehow get down to

His poet’s inner keep!

She says she’ll try to get into

His poet’s inner keep!

He could have asked others

But chose his favorite “red”,

Her sensitivity in verse

Makes her one step ahead,..

He recently had his heart changed

To love himself and why,

He wants her to encourage him

As he is through her eyes;

He wants her to describe him

As through her poet’s eyes!

His wife has agreed to this

As long as this woman knows

She cannot have more than the “write”

To his character expose…

She’s interested in reading

What the other has to say,

To see if she agrees with her

At least most of the way;

to see if she agrees with her

At least most of the way!

–Jonathan Caswell

ALL CELEBRATE LIFE!!!!

ALL CELEBRATE LIFE (YES—AT FOUR A.M.) !!!!

I don’t know why I want to

But I know I have to try….

Be thankful that you’re living—

The alternative is to die.

I don’t know how you could celebrate,

Each one must themselves decide…

It seems foolish dancing alone–

You won’t know till you’ve tried!

Give thanks to our Creator above

Who wants His children to know…

He has a lot to give in His love

If you would let Him say so.

Have you danced in the dark?

Oh no—not the jig!

Your neighbors up and down the hall

May yell at the noise….YOU PIG!!!!

Let your poor neighbors remain asleep,

While you qietly bless and give….

To someone who perhaps you may keep

And together in love you shall live!

–Jonathan Caswell