Category Archives: gasping for breath


What’s the point of counseling.

When it doesn’t mean a thing…

Sure there’s progress,

And lots of suggest,

She rejects most of what I bring.

Sensitive to tone of voice,

I get talked to with her petard hoist…

Like Mom had–

Any emotion is bad–

She dislikes my looking away choice.

She explains her work since college,

Claiming (of me) secret knowledge…

She won’t divulge—

Battle of the Bulge–

Of which I must acknowledge!

If I’m upset–she claims me rude—

Doesn’t like my sarcastic mood…

Becomes “lecture time”

When I cross the fine line,

She dislikes my attitude!

I guess–she says it’s bigger–

I respond as to authority figures…

All my life

Including the wife,

“I could change if I want to”—that FIGURES!

I forgot yesterday–one of two,

Strikes until I’m through….

The first try was three,

Now closed to me,

And certain things I hesitate to do.

In concrete apparently I’m set,

If I don’t try her way it’s a “NYET”…

All this time

The fault is mine,

“It must be something he ‘et’…!” 😀

Medicine, lockup, counseling–

Two attempts resolutions to bring…

The only clue

Is socialization to do,

I’m way too good isolating!

–Jonathan Caswell



(An opinion piece)

For all the children eaten,

For all His people beaten…

At least they’ll see


Away from life so fleeting.

Those who sit by,

Should hear the tortured cry…

Of a god and his raiders,

Hateful invaders,

Who make victims want to die!

“Progressives” who don’t care a whit,

Yawn saying “get on with it”…

So we can win

Not looking at sin,

“That doesn’t bother us one bit.”

They call themselves upright,

But that won’t wash tonight…

Jesus weeps

While a ruler keeps

His vacation schedule tight.

–Jonathan Caswell

(An opinion piece—of the Poet and those who truly care for others—photo ops. not withstanding!)



(An economic opinion)

Raising the Minimum wage?

The “Progressive’s” constant rage…

You will not progress

Because of largess,

The Liberals have you caged!

Do you want to do this for life?

Letting those in power knife…

Your improvement

Of yourself–that went–

You’re being kept down for their strife!

Why is a President proud,

Of increased violent crowds?

While he plays

Golf most days,

Partying often and loud?

It’s because he basks in power,

Liberal prospects tower…

Deceive you they will

And send you the bill,

And if you question–glower!

I really wish I could side

On the other political divide…

But conservatives too

Want goodies from you,

Watching their vowed principles slide!

Opportunities are out there,

Be real–stop beating the air–

Striving break free

Of given slavery,

If you won’t save yourself—who really cares?

Lucky to get a full-time, TAKE IT,

Work really hard to make it…

Caught at the bottom

Prospects are rotten,

Your human dignity–RETAKE IT!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

(An opinion piece)



He’s eating processed takeout foods,

Countering his depressed mopves…

But now he’s gasping

For breath rasping,

Will he make it out of the woods?

-Jonathan Caswell