Category Archives: science fiction

AN EARTH DAY TRILOGY

AN EARTH DAY TRILOGY

(of political and ecological opinion)

Presidents using Air Force One

Must consider ecology dung…

Florida trips

For Republican rips,

Shows where his heart’s clung.

On the Washington Mall,

Earth Day parties shared it all…

Consciences seared,

The movement’s gone weird,

The way they left things appalled!

Put trash out the night before

Helps strong winds litter more…

Why people do

Clean up after you,

You don’t pay enough for the chore!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Ideas from news items heard on local radio)

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GEORGE REEVES DID IT.

GEORGE  REEVES DID IT!

Superman–Geoge Reeves–

Stomps his feet…flying achieves…

In dreams so did I

When prompted to fly,

On certain R.E.M. eves!*

–Jonathan Caswell

* R.E.M. …Rapid Eye Movement sleep, when most dreams happen…”eves” short for evenings–like New Years Eve.

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

NEW APPENDAGE?

NEW APPENDAGE?

Overnight my foot bandage grows,

Where once was one of my toes…

Material slips

From frequency trips

To the bathroom….look like a nose!

Oh proboscis so fair,

Surprising it is that you’re there…

The nighttime nurse

Seems adverse

To using enough tape and care.

–Jonathan Caswell

WHERE IT BEGINS

WHERE IT BEGINS

The Bible’s Genesis 1:1,

Tells how this world begun…

Word of God

And the Garden He trod,

Are not stories, human-spun.

Believe in the Pre-Deluge,

Genesis 1:1 becomes huge…

Faulter here

And faith won’t be there,

By faith you must choose.

Either the thing’s true,

Or liars have conquered you…

We cannot choose

Which parts to lose,

Disagree at this point and we’re through!

–Jonathan Caswell

TWO FEET ON THE GROUND

TWO FEET ON THE GROUND

His imagination

Dwells on human situation…

Reading other tomes

Rarely leaving home,

Suffices for a science fascination.

Enjoyed watching Doctor Carl Sagan,

Who brought home cosmology’s bacon…

He’s now dead and gone

But his programs go on,

With his human-logic operations.

Pretty pictures, far out theories,

Just right for a P.B.S. series…

All this theory

Makes the eyes bleary,

Too much sensationalism wearies!

–Jonathan Caswell

EXTREME MONSOONS

EXTREME MONSOONS

Was it coincidence,

Aligning of events…

Watched THE MONSOON RAILWAY*

During heavy rain today,

The rain outside was immense!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Extreme Railways series episode…on You Tube.