Category Archives: cold supper

CHURCH ATTENDANCE–A HYPOTHETICAL POEM

He rarely attends now,

It’s gone and got diff’rent somehow…

He feels pushed aside

Not welcomed inside,

No one’s been direct with him, anyhow!

They used to go faithfully,

Found the spirit there strong and free…

The Pastor moved on

And a preacher took on

Things with his own personality.

With his circle of friends,

For our subject, being close to a pastor ends…

You know his pride

Didn’t like “outside”

But he wanted to attend.

Then he and his wife

Both saw ill health in life….

Comparison

With others is sin,

And churned up internal strife!

The preacher/teacher and he,

(Too much alike?) weren’t happy…

It shifted into

“An authority over you”

Which wasn’t as healthy!

Various dissatisfactions

Led to complaints and  feigned actions….

Poor communication

Led to frustration,

In mutual distraction.

So now he stays at home

Sundays, with his wife alone…

No need to go

Taken for granted so,

But he’s stuck–this was his church home.

Socially depended on her,

His wife, for communication stirred…

When she took ill

He didn’t have the will,

To see that his opening up occurred.

He’s given his life for her,

Literally as it were…

Goes it alone

Reaching out he’s done,

Elsewhere–little left at “home”.

Options to go elsewhere?

Feels bound by his wife–so there!

Decision paralyzed–

Easier to survive

By himself, ‘though few benefits to share!

A “hypothetical poem”–which means it is just a poem….!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

 

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HOUSE CAT INDIGESTION

HOUSE CAT INDIGESTION

I see some ribbon on the hall rug

That Kizzy ‘cross the hall batted there…

He used to bat a lot out,

Underneath his door, to be fair!

I heard he had a problem

With his litter box output blocked”’

The vet. looked inside and found  those

Ribbons in his colon well-stocked!

I hope Kizzy learned his lesson,

Fewer things left in the hall”’

He is, as an older kitty,

We hope wisest of all.

Speaking of blockage,

My parent’s Toby Cat…

Got into a chunk of suet

Chewing all that fat.

Toby moaned and did not eat

For a few days or so..

.We were all overjoyed

When he went to “go”.

His vet said no operation,

Just let it all work through…

Toby Cat learned his lesson

And let the birds have some too!

–Jonathan Caswell

FORD FOCUS-POCUS

FORD FOCUS-POCUS

A Ford Focus to rent,

It’s timing was heaven-sent…

Had to park,

Find things in the dark,

Like where was the headlight locus?

Confirmed things in daytime,

Some lights had no reason or rhyme…

Dome reading lamps

Gave me cramps,

Keeping them on was a crime!

Took the car back thee next day—

Maybe the dealer knew the way..

.It was connected

To the dash light switch detected,

The dealer knew what buttons to play.

–Jonathan Caswell

COLD CHEESE PIZZA AND COLD (BUT COOKED—) FISH FILETS

COLD PIZZA AND FISH FILETS

We had these two for lunch,

I thought it a good hunch….

To bring them here

To eat–maybe clear–

Enough for our financial crunch!

–Jonathan Caswell