Category Archives: PROSE

POET…AFTER (A) FASHION!

He calls himself “fashion poet”,

One or two others know it…

In pursuits

Avoiding lawsuits,

He certainly doesn’t want to blow it!

Him being man and all,

Must carefully judge his call…

With less passion

Than stereotypical fashion,

Not being the Beast at the ball.

Gender matters to him,

Especially if women…

They’re the kind

He most has in mind,

Do they mind if he tiptoes in?

–Jonathan Caswell

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ENCOURAGING THUNDER AWARD

THE ENCOURAGING THUNDER AWARD!!!!

THANK YOU…https://smilebe4tears.wordpress.com/  for nominating me!

(I’ll reblog their announcement, too)

Refer to their –just blogged– post for rulers, et al.

MY FIVE NOMINEES ARE::

1. https://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com

2. https://moondustwriter,com/

3. https://yadadarcyyada.com/

4. https://relicksweitings.co/

5. https://hortusclosus.wordpress.com/

RULES:

1. POST THE AWARD ON YOUR BLOG

2. NOMINATE UP TO 5 BLOGGERS

DO NOT:

1. FOLD SPINDLE, MUTUILATE OR OTHERWISE CHANGE LOGO

(I GOT MINE FROM GOOGLE IMAGEDS)

2. DO NOT CLAIM IT IS YOUR OWN HAND-MADE IMAGE

AFTER RECEIVING…!

ENJOY!

GIVE THANKS!

EXPLAIN YOUR PURPOSE IN BLOGGING

ACCEPT ALL THE APPLAUSE YOU CAN GET  😀

WHY DOES I BLOG?—–WELL, I began, in part as a continuation of my therapy writing. and love for limericks.  I started with “THE POETRY CORNER,” on FACEBOOK. administrated by Ron DuBour….following him onto Word Press…and his new blog, OUR POETRY CORNER…which is alive and well and I occasionally still contribute to.  Went out on my own, three years this October, with the start of this blog, BY THE MIGHTY MUMFORD.  I also have an “overflow” blog, THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD, before I learned that my capacity limits referred only to my picture file!

I guess my role here is to love, as Jesus Christ would, all the bloggers I come in contact with….finding SOMETHING to have common ground on.  I’ve tried to discuss differences, but I haven’t the heart—too costly for me!  But al least I can love…!

It has largely turned into a personal semi-autobiographical poetry blog for me  (I blog almost anything—that’s true!).  Currently I’m on a women’s fashion poetry kick.  They seem to provide as much or more material (no pun intended…REALLY!) for poetry as anything else.It has it’s own language to learn…boat neck, etc.  I also will do poetry “on commission”—no loved poems, please…although I did do a mock one recently and generated a lot of interest…out of shock, I think!

Thanks for being patient with me and my explanation of why I blog!

–Jonathan Caswell

FREEDOM…by Carl Gooch

Freedom

Freedom = the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.

It is not a guarantee that we will be correct or true when we do so.

Freedom gives us the right to be wrong.

Remember the same “Freedom” that gives you the right to act, speak and think, was also given to me.

So if what I say or think differs from what you are saying and thinking, that doesn’t mean I hate you. It just means we disagree.

I can’t force you to conform to my way of thinking,

I wouldn’t even try to. That would deny you the right to be wrong. But on the other hand I will not surrender my beliefs and values to make you feel comfortable. Just because the majority feel / believe a certain way does not mean it is the correct way. Nor does it mean I am required to agree with it.

Remember “Freedom” isn’t free. People had to stand up for each other rights. People like you and me.

“Freedom” is not a free pass! There are always consequences for our actions. We can not intentionally hurt or damage someone physically and call it exercising our “Freedom”. Nor should we create or misuse laws to deny “freedom”.

We need to return to core values and basic truths

To discern what is real and just; then stand firmly exercising our “freedom”.

My freedom has nothing to do with you. My freedom has been granted me by God’s own Son, and I will forever be free in Him. And just to let you know…. I am free to say “I love you“.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 04 July 2015