Category Archives: exhortations

GOD’S SON

GOD’S SON

“I and my Father are One,”

That’s how he got things done…

Jews and Greeks

Muslims, Sikh,

Want to sidestep the Son!

All  have fallen short,

But man wants a god whose a sport…

Offering a wink

So sinners can slink

Into any safe port.

“Kiss the Son,” or be had

For disobeying  God’s Lad…

Only One way,

Salvation’s today,

No inheritance from Dad.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost–

Three-in-One, let’s toast…

Only in God we boast!

–Jonathan Caswell

TANKA YOU—MOTHER’S DAY

TANKA YOU–MOTHER’S DAY

Mother, the red head,

Satisfied Dad with cooking

Organized the home

As I moved further away,

She never left me alone.

Her “baby” lives now

Because she made it her task

To value my life

All obstacles were bulldozed,

Hugs were rare, but life precious!

Arranging music,

Teaching angels how to sing…

Following my Dad:

These are what we think she does

When not praising her Lord God.

Her preaching licence

Set aside when she married

Two in ministry

He did the sermonizing,

She was his right and left hand.

I found a spray can

Of contraceptive bedside

Lovers late in life

Shock and awe at my parents,

Mom and Dad deserved some fun!

–Jonathan Caswell

ADDED MATERIAL

ADDED MATERIAL

A friend drops off today’s paper,

Some days it’s fat–others–in taper…

All that I see

Is worth it to me,

The news about a caper.

–Jonathan Caswell

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER–MAY 7TH, 2015

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER—MAY 7TH, 2015

Today our nation prays,

At least in Christian ways…

That our nation

Regains station,

Renouncing the Devil’s ways.

Mr. President, precise;y,

You’ve no authority…

Over Who may

Be invited to pray,

You aren’t the head of Christianity!

Mr. President why do you ignore

That Christians are crucified more…

Then first cengtury

Churches–can you see?

Or do you love Muslim fanatics more?

The Apostle Peter recommended that,

We not keep prayers under hat…

But pray for our leaders

Even those we think cheaters,

That if lost, the Lord will bring them back!

Some folks will gather on commons,

Or in churches to answer Godly summons…

To pray for our nation

That rejects God’s salvation,

And we fear may soon see its comeuppance!

Jonathan Caswell

MISTER PROCRASTINATER—TAGGED.

(graphic borrowed from https://dorkchopsworld.wordpress.com/ –the blog  post of the same name!)

MISTER PROCRASTINATOR—TAGGED!

This guy isn’t really a beauty,

He’s a man who sometimes shirks duty…

His depression is real

Effectively concealed,

Making decisions a little loopy.

Self-care a big bugaboo,

Neglecting helpful things to do…

Mega dry skin–

Lotioning has been

Something he rarely will do.

Some things like book delivery

Or consigned selling that he…

Asked about months ago

Move rather slow,

But the stuff moves occasionally.

If he hits a mental brick wall,

Not much will get done at all…

His model train

Needs work again,

But his strategy is to stall.

He is, however investing

In additions that sound interesting…

Like J. Paul Getty

He’s getting ready,

But the bank card really needs resting!

Often putting off the doctor,

His wife has to encourage and proctor…

His taking care

Of his needs there,

At times he’s been so mad he could have clocked her!

(But didn’t)

–Jonathan Caswell

FITNESS’ SAKE…ON BREAK

FITNESS’ SAKE…ON BREAK

They go out walking tall,

In winter, sometimes not at all…

Circling lots

And stopping at spots

To parse out folerol.

The Failure Analysis Team

Finds walking a useful scheme…

Allowing digestion

Of any suggestion

And for frustration calming!’

As many as four will do it,

Sometimes it’s who gets around to it…

Upper and lower

Lots they cover

Those who for some reason missed, tend to rue it.

In the daytime, squads of women

Go out, rather than swimming…

The “Y”‘s a ways

Away for most days,

Most would rather walk their break, not swim through it.

Occasionally just a pair

Of opposite genders walk there…

One wonders

If blunders

In their way would show budding romanitc air?

–Jonathan Caswell

JESUS HATES…DOUBLE STANDARDS!

JESUS HATES…DOUBLE STANDARDS!

(The Gospel of John 8:3-11)

Christians acting more than one way,

Embarasses God today…

Not walking the talk

Makes unbelievers balk

At believing God’s Word on display.

The Phaisees tested Christ,

The adulterous woman device…

The man on loan

Probably of their own,

Was kept from his blood sacrifice.

Jesus Christ wrote sand and stones

To the sound of a scared woman’s moans…

He knew she sinned

While His tauntors grinned,

Thinking they had cajones.**

**(“kah-hones”)

Christ didn’t ask “Where was the man?”

But short-circuited the plan…

Who threw the first rock

Had to take stock,

Was he a sinless man?

–Jonathan Caswell

(An answer for a recent blogger conversation)

RETURN TO THE TROUGH

RETURN TO THE TROUGH

People are  evil,

We see it in their eyes…

What many do not wish,

Others highly prise!

Addictive behavior is rampant,

The execption is not me…

I’m hooked again on E-bay

Bidding and want to break free.

The bidding itself is harmless,

A trusted and true technique…

For buyers to get some bargains

By competitive commerce, so to speak.

My own addictive tendencies

Have once again comew to the fore…

If I want money to give to the Lord

I can’t take the gamble any more!

There’s also the matter of truthfulness,

My additions I tend to hide…

From the wife which causes strife

And why some of her trust in me died.

(Which has taken a long time to recover.)

–Jonathan Caswell

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE APARTMENT HOUSE…

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE APARTMENT  HOUSE….!

Sings of spring are everywhere,

The sounds of laughter there…

From benches once covered

In snow and smothered,

With storm damage strewn everywhere!

Gazebos flanked with narciussus

Smiling as if they did miss us…

Pink gladiolus

Parade before us,

The smell of mown lawn is delicious!

New mulch is shoveled and laid

In beds for a floral parade…

Settling in

The ceramic frog grins,

Resplendent in flowering tree shade!

Mourning  doves coo from woods,

Bursting wirth flavorful goods…

Breakfast in beds

With fried fiddleheads

And day lily bulbs, if you would.

Why folks shut up their cars,

Inside temperatures like on Mars…

Slightly open

Those windows if hoping

To keep solid spare candy bars!

Apartment windows to be cleaned

By strong-muscled women who seemed…

To need a winch

To move frames an inch,

But avoid knuckles getting creamed.

–Jonathan Caswell

ALLUSIONS TO SPRING

ALLUSIONS TO SPRING

“Le Sacre du Printemps,”**

Sgtravinsky’s ode to Spring…

Eviscerates the inner man

As discordant chords ka-ching.

Heavy rumblings from the rite

Of virgins dancing ’round…

Past Elders staring hard

To see which will be bound.

Spring rites of fertility

Deeper than Druids’ way…

Hold the ancient mysteries

Before talen away!

On and on the weary cycle goes,

Building to a lusty fever pitch…

Every year the Elders get their choice–

All this to celebrate that  itch.!

–Jonathan Caswell

** “Le Sare du Printemps (in French)” , or, THE RITE OF SPRING, by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, was written in 1913, as an avant-garde piece of orchestral opera…with stage settings, choreography and costumes.  Its debut on May 29,1913 caused a near riot in the audience!  Listen to it…and you’ll inderstand why (not easy to listen to, the first time.  Information largely from WIKIPEDIA….and memory.