Category Archives: industry

RESERVE BUYING: SAD STORY

RESERVE BUYING:  SAD STORY

He wanted to buy a train

Lettered for “BOSTON AND MAINE”…

All the ones

Were limited runs

He never could catch again.

Considered as a purist,

He modeled a train for tourists…

“N” scale in fact,

He laid his track

Intentions were the demurest!

He found two coaches on-line,

On reserve he thought it fine…

To wait and see–

Eventually–

He said, “they could be mine.”

Meanwhile, for other things

He fancied, the register rings…

Sickness struck

And out of luck

He gave up his B & M dreams!

–Jonathan Caswell

HEALING FOR WITHIN

HEALING FOR WITHIN

Roe vs, Wade this year,

With nary a mention or tear…

Pagan presses

Ignoring messes

That they, in part, steered.

Only folks who care

Assert forgiveness is near…

Abortions done

Still have One

Who cleanses the inner fear.

When Christ comes in the air

Taking us home, also there…

Aborted souls waiting

And anticipating

Forgiving that fatal tear.*

Healing comes to within

Acknowledging confessing sin…

Take advantage of

Redeeming Love,

Don’t let the uncaring man win.

–Jonathan Caswell

* the fatal tear(-ing away of life)…forgiveness of the momma who aborted her child, BY THE CHILD SO ABORTED, is an idea expressed by this week’s TV broadcasts of THE GOSPEL TRUTH program with Andrew Womack–which included an interview with a woman who was the survivor of an attempted abortion by her mother.  See http://www.awmi.net.

DEFLATION-GATE

DEFLATION-GATE

Was this year’s Superbowl fair

‘Cause some footballs lacked air…

I hadn’t known

Each team had their own,

Was some form of sabotage there?

I’d known temperature affects

Air pressure applied to specs…*

News channel surveys

Found little notice made,

Between football suspects.

To say this made advantageous

Patriot play is outrageous…

Even Brady inferred

Full pressure preferred,

But team play, anyway, was efficacious!

–Jonathan Caswell

PAPERWORK YETI

PAPERWORK YETI

Avoiding an avalanche

That would make a yeti blanche…

Piles booby-trapped

Frustration uncapped,

Let’s go for some apple betty!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE GREAT AMERICAN “IF”

THE GREAT AMERICAN “IF”

You’ve seen them on TV,

Sales pitches made legally…

“IF” this were true

We’ll sell this to you

In spite of reality.

Antennas for digital broadcasts,

Outside of cable–in the past?

I heard they’re scrambled

Yet the guy’s ambled

Up, selling his antennas fast!

It’s that old legendary

Yankee trader:  be wary…

Nutmegs from trees

So buy these, please,

(Only wood–that offer is scary)!

Are these antennas any good?

The simulated picture would…

Suggest that it’s so

But I don’t know,

If the signals are scrambled…what would?

–Jonathan Caswell

COUNTING DOWN

COUNTING DOWN

Counting down to the moment

Of ultimate ecstasy foment…

We stay awake

For children’s’ sake,

Bearing with credit card torment.

Meaning slips year by year,

The older ways are more clear…

Yearly reminders

No commercial blinders,

Repetitious–but our conscience clears.

Come now to Bethlehem,

Marvel at the Babe again…

For joy running deep

While the Child’s sleep

Calms us to thank God for Him.

–Jonathan Caswell

GOD’S MATCH?

GOD’S MATCH?

(An opinion)

They say it’s God’s match for you,

A Christian dating view…

Potential mates

Lined up at gates

Once Christian college purview.

A vision of godly life

Enhanced by husband or wife…

Neglecting all

The words of Saint Paul,

Who would save believers great strife.

Loneliness–who can take–

Even for the Lord’s sake…

Flocking in hordes

To marketing words

Whom profits from Christians will rake.

Soldiers ignoring battle,

Preferring a baby’s rattle…

Energy meant

For the Gospel is spent

Acquiring a mate with chattel.

God’s Kingdom is long-delayed

For all the games that are played…

Marrieds aren’t free,

Not used as readily

And whose weakness is more readily displayed.

To some it may seem heartless

To advocate less finding partners…

Matthew 6:33

Is a believer’s key

To making a dent in the darkness.

–Jonathan Caswell

THOSE TV SPECIALS

THOSE TV SPECIALS

Officially it’s Christmas time,

Santa and Rudolf in “prime”…

Less Christian values

And little Good News,

Just commercials–little rhyme.

Hooray for P.B.S.

ME-TV and others, I guess,

Playing old favorite

Specials–we’ll savor it–

And turn off the modern mess!

–Jonathan Caswell

HOLIDAY HAIKU

HOLIDAY HAIKU

Temperature jumps,

“Cold season” drips and sneezes…

Economic boosts!

Thanksgiving over,

Turkey soup with lots of fat…

Should have known better!

Black Friday turned week,

Jingle makers sing their songs…

Santa’s tandom sleigh!

Sun shines on our tree,

Ads run for all charities…

God’s Gift…is coming!

–Jonathan Caswell

PEANUTS, ANYONE?

PEANUTS, ANYONE?

Old boxes accumulate fast,

From mail order warehouses vast…

Foam peanuts will

End in landfills,

Where birds eat them as their last.

–Jonathan Caswell