Category Archives: science fiction

FAERIES A-DANCING!

(Bing images)

FAERIES A-DANCING!

Faerie breezes turn round and round,

Lifting higher from the ground…

Very few see

Where they might be,

Just knowing they’re there is sound!

Watch…as branches start to move,

In gentle time to sprightly faun hooves…

Faeries and fauns

Prance across lawns,

Wearing seasonal grooves!

–Jonathan Caswell

WHAT ABOUT THIS STUFF?

WHAT ABOUT THIS STUFF?

The cold medicines today

Don’t have the power to sway…

Lessen nose drip,

No longer equipped

To take those sniffles away.

The stuff behind the counter

Doesn’t work any better as bouncer…

Of post-nasal blahs

Probably because

I’m less sensitive per ounce…er.

Woe is me this year,

I won’t find relief I fear…

If nothing works

But a nasal spray twerks,

I’ll do that to get myself clear!

–Jonathan Caswell

LATE NIGHT RADIO

LATE NIGHT RADIO

From talking about Presidents,

To warning of the presence…

Of aliens here,

That we should fear

And speculate on, hence!

That is radio late night,

Listening when you turn out the light…

Spectral things

For which the phone rings

Would be a frightening sight.

Politics gets in as well,

But sometimes it’s hard to tell…

If politicos care

From all the goodies they share,

And seeing their egos swell.

If the subject seems too deranged,

Channels can be changed…

Your bugaboos found

Can stay underground

Till alien troops are arranged!

–Jonathan Caswell

(My sincere apologies to the late night folks–what else can I listen to on the way home from work?)

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SOME OF US DON’T GET IT

SOME OF US DON’T GET IT!

(An opinion…of a Christian)

Are Christians deliberately dense,

When faced with questions immense…

Too easily swayed

By what is played

On the pagan side of the fence?

The Twelve, with Jesus there,

Had Him pulling His hair…

Not understanding

The simplest commanding,

With brains that seemed full of air.

Paul said wolves would attack,

Well, now they come in packs…

Saying whatever

To gain a lever

Over a saint’s greenbacks.

“Test every spirit” says God,*

Which some Christians think is odd…

Rather their feelings

Confirm their dealings,

Of mind, spirit and bod.

Trust but verify…

The point is, how do you try…

What reference point

Will one anoint

To be the ultimate guide?

Take the Bible by faith,

It’s ideas are safe…

Feeling will only

Spread the baloney,

Committing spiritual rape.

If one adds and subtracts

From the Bible view of facts…

You do the work

Of a non-Christian jerk,

With just as much impact!

Mystics–a dime a dozen–

So many are kissing cousins…

Twisting the Word

In ways absurd,

Underneath their prayer shawl muslin.

Even when these admit

They don’t know it all legit…

It’s stuck in the middle

Of a two-week-long fiddle,

Telling all that they know of it.

The banner that always lifts

Is prominence of spiritual gifts…

Defined without

A way to test doubt,

Subjectively brought to one’s lips.

So no submission to testing,

When it is…is viewed as molesting…

Anything goes

In spiritual throes–

Obedience with home-made dressing?

–Jonathan Caswell

* 1st John 4:  1-6

DEMON “EVOLUTION”

DEMON “EVOLUTION”

(An educated sociological opinion)

In certain circles of prayer,

Evolution is demonized there…

The theory’s impact

Is certainly fact,

Permeating everywhere!

The facts, although little known,

With seeds of anarchy sown…

Society

Variety

Of power plays in were thrown.

Both Marx and Margaret Sanger,

Thought “evolution” a banger…

Of idea to steal

And pay for meals,

Focussing their powerful angers!

It made a fine label indeed,

To camouflage actual creed…

Underlying motive

A label won’t give,

Separating reason from deed!

The “good soldiers” will respond,

To leaders of whom they grow fond…

These¬†“soldiers” dare,

Not question or care

For thinking their actions beyond.

For then, any reason will do,

As long as there is follow-through…

Reasons obscured

Helps power assured,

While the folks on the bottom get screwed!

–Jonathan Caswell

(An educated sociological opinion)

BAD ELF

BAD ELF

Oh, if he had a cell phone

For photoing secretly…

He’d get snapshots of his favorite girls,

Developed to a “T”.

His camera would not need a flash

‘Twould automatically adjust…

Getting best views that he would choose,

Whether face or form or bust.

Alas, no such camera does exist,

At least not that he’s aware…

He’ll have to trust to memory

The bodies beyond compare!

–Jonathan Caswell

SPRINGTIME REELS

SPRINGTIME REELS

Twirling skirts on windy days,

Faeries dance in strengthened sun rays…

That feverish swing

Pulls up everything,

As nature together sashays!

The scent of those heady perfumes,

Breaks into once darkened rooms…

Bringing thoughts of love

To one’s turtle-dove,

Or anyone else you’d assume.

That swishing of skirts in the trees

Brings out those pesky birds and bees…

Although bees may die

It’s all in the eye,

Trying so hard for a squeeze!

Things may slow down in hot weather,

‘Though no guarantees altogether…

That rhythm of life.

Pleasurable strife,

Must surge til the end, hell-for-leather!

–Jonathan Caswell

ANSWERS TO MEGAN’S SURVEY

ANSWERS TO MEGAN’S SURVEY

(See two posts prior to this one)

(http://www.greaterowego.com/communitypress/1997/12-97/No.12htm/ )

A picture of one of “my babies” being moved from where I first met and helped feed him!

ANSWERS TO MEGAN’S SURVEY

(Megan…I hope you are reading…!)

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT FLAVOR?

Watermelon….in sherbet form.

2. WHICH TWO FRIENDS CAN YOU SEE TOGETHER AS A COUPLE?

Not sure…which group of friends?¬† Most that I think would be–already are!¬†¬† ūüôā

3. WHICH SITCOM CHARACTER DO YOU RELATE TO?

I don’t watch sitcoms…ain’t worth my time…or my wife’s.

4. HAPPIEST MOMENT IN MY LIFE?

Believe it or not….(don’t tell my Diana) it wasn’t getting married.¬† It happened when I was offered¬†the chance to live in a caboose and become the caretaker of a railroad museum…and lasted about ten seconds!¬† Then reality set in.¬† I needed to find a job to help support myself (already being unsuccessful at that)…the caboose needed to be¬†procured, transported via some called-in favors by my benefactor…rebuilt and restored.¬† That dream never happened!¬† But the museum was in Flemingville, NY, near Owego, where I had been volunteering¬†several years.¬† The above picture shows our #12…being moved from that museum…to one near Rochester, NY, after I’d left the area.

5. IF YOU KNEW THIS WAS YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?

Try to prepare my Diana for it and spend time mostly with her, praying and singing praises to our Lord Jesus Christ.

6. RATE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AS TO SENSE OF HUMOR:

Can’t–too many friends—-I can think of one or two without ANY….but they shall remain nameless!¬†¬† ūüė¶

7. IF GRANTED THREE WISHES?…

I don’t know.¬† God created me this way…and folks are blessed¬†by it.¬† I’d love it that my wife would not have to deal with her pain anymore…but would it be any easier to live with her…or to live with me?¬† I do not handle large amounts of additional cash very well.¬† I could wish to do better what I know needs done and I don’t do….but that decision is already within my grasp and choosing.¬† I guess if I could ease more suffering, I ‘d want to do that.

8. NAME ONE ANNOYING HABIT OF ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS, WHICH YOU’D LIKE TO CHANGE?

My big and near constant peeve is when people–family, friends, wife, strangers–automatically assume they know what I’m thinking or what I want and act as though I had already in fact told them and asked for certain actions they then proceed to do.

Do I look or act or give the impression¬†of being an imbecile or someone who needs or desires being babied???????¬†¬† This apparent impression I give….I’d love to change!!!!!

9. PET PEEVES–See above!

10. FIVE YEARS FROM NOW?—Running out of space for these answers!

11. WHAT IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?–We don’t play it. We’d lose the roof over our heads and the security attached to it.

12. IF YOU WERE BORN THE OPPOSITE GENDER, HOW WOULD THINGS BE DIFFERENT?

For one thing….Mom would have been disappointed…she did want another boy…but her neighbor would have crowed…she thought I was to be a girl…and gave me a girl’s doll before I was born.¬† Probably my older brother would have disliked me just as much.

13. WOULD YOU BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SPEND AN ENTIRE HOUR ALONE IN A CEMETERY?

At night?¬† Been there–done that–during the day.¬† My Lord would protect me.¬† If it were a certain one in Hillcrest, NY, the remains of my parents would be there.

(Boy….this is a LONG SURVEY!!!!)

14. WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD DO IF GIVEN THE CHANCE?

Make love to my wife?¬† ūüôā

15. (GETTING TIRED OF THE ITALICS!!!!) IS THERE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS?

If there is, I sure hope that what my wife says is true….that God won’t allow us to infect them with our sin nature!

16. GOT PHOBIAS?????

Yeah.¬† Biggest one seems to be large groups of people…focussing on me!

17. WEIRDEST THING I’VE DONE?

Let someone talk me into dressing in drag.¬†¬† The cure worked for my depression, but I’ll never do that again (had my own shorts and short pants and T-shirt underneath)….thank God!!!!!

18. IF I COULD BE ANYONE????

“Is this the best of all possible worlds?”

19. FAVORITE THING ABOUT ME  (WHICH ONE?)?

About Megan:¬†¬† taking her limitations and running with them…not being afraid of making a life for herself.

20. HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH?

not much over a minute…if that.¬† Wouldn’t make a good action hero underwater or in noxious gases!!!!

21. THREE THINGS IF STRANDED ON AN ISLAND…?

The Good Book (large-print Bible), a cup or bowl, a knife.

22. GONE BUNGEE OR PARAGLIDING?

I’d break the cord…or I am rather afraid of heights and speed!

23. END OF THE WORLD?

By fire…Bible says so…but how that fire is set¬†is anyone’s guess.¬† Doesn’t rule out plague, famine, ecological disaster, volcanoes, meteorites or human stupidity and pride…all of these are mentioned in Bible prophecy!

24. DO YOU BELIEVE THE END IS THIS YEAR?

“Maranatha”–Lord¬†come quickly–He¬†says to be¬†ready, when¬†it comes!¬†¬† I take life day-by-day–how about you?

25. (Have the cows come home yet?) WHAT IS AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND?

Actually getting most chores AND what we want¬† to get done…done…AND church….AND enough sleep!!!!

26. WHAT ARE FIVE THINGS I CANNOT DO WITHOUT?

My God, my wife, a C-PAP machine, electricity, a feeling of being loved and/or useful.

27. HOPES AND DREAMS?

Many have already been answered…my wife feels she doesn’t have any!¬†¬† “being….” isn’t always enough for us!¬† She wants some…we can share…!

28. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK?

Each has its own character and charm.

29. CAT OR DOG PERSON?

I relate better (I think) to cats….but dogs can be cool, in their own ways.¬†¬† Let’s say…I IDENTIFY MORE WITH CATS!!!!!

30.  WORLD DOMINATION OR WORLD PEACE?

In this fallen world (my Christian perspective) it is hard to have one without the other…nearly impossible…if you think about it seriously!¬†¬† History illustrates this.

31. MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST????

If someone else does it well…!!!!¬†¬† (And I don’t have to wash dishes!)

32.¬†¬† FAVORITE COLOR?¬† —¬†¬† Blue–folks I care about say it looks good on me!

33. IF LIVING ON ANY OTHER PLANET* WHICH WOULD IT BE?

The New Jerusalem….technically on a “new Earth” See The Book of Revelations 21:1-3.

34. (WHEW!–LAST ONE!)¬†¬† HOW MANY PLACES HAVE YOU TRAVELED TO?

Out of the U.S.A……Canada (mostly on school trips)…and the Dominican Republic (for ten weeks in the summer of 1984-?) on a summer missions experience with a group from Youth with a Mission.

NOW…WHO WILL JOIN ME IN THIS FESTIVAL OF SELF-EXPOSURE????¬†¬†¬† –Jonathan Caswell.

SPACE INVADER!

SPACE INVADER!

He was a space invader

Who invaded Charleton town…

Wearing a silver canister,

To vacuum around.

She told him not to take any guff

From residents at that place…

Apartment dwellers rarely had

Shown him a single face!

Twas awfully dirty in the halls

Of buildings at that site…

They were not cleaned that often

Or perhaps not done right.

A younger man just passed by

With a newer model aboard…

A smaller cylinder of plastic,

That newer invaders afford!

–Jonathan Caswell

ANOTHER COUNTRY HEARD FROM

ANOTHER COUNTRY HEARD FROM

(An older generation)

This shouldn’t affect you or I,

As bloggers, we always try…

To say our piece

Without undo grease,

Our educated minds fly!

When did schools stop teaching grammar,

Leaving English learned in the slammer…

Is penmanship gone

By a dance and a song,

‘Though we still work on a kid’s stammer?

Kids in sales moan

When told to use a telephone…

They’d rather text

And E-mail the next

Contact from office or home.

Reality doesn’t matter

For politicians, shielded from splatter…

Human nature ignored

Complicates the “get on board”,

Human lab rats no longer matter!

Violence fills our streets

While babies lose their heartbeats…

Forget “Tom and Jerry”—

Of video games be wary,

And the weirdos who share hateful Tweets!

–Jonathan Caswell

(This is an opinion piece)