Category Archives: social concerns

MORGAN’S WALK

MORGAN’S WALK

Janet and Morgan down the stairs

To take a walk outside…

Janet used to show despair

But now they walk with pride.

Morgan, a big dog for this place,

Once would jump with glee…

Encountering anyone close-by

Scaring dog and humanity.

The dog went off to obedience school

Learning her lessons well…

So most times she remembers the rules,

As anyone can tell.

Janet and Morgan make their way

Outside on their daily jaunt…

Often submitting to a scratched ear

For behaviour she can flaunt!

–Jonathan Caswell

AT THE NEXT TABLE

AT THE NEXT TABLE

A woman is humming at the next table

Sounding like her little dog…

The women are playing “Cockroach” as able,

Memory for the winning log.

Her little dog named Lady

Often has hidden down below…

Management forbids pets in here,

The last time one asked they said NO!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Cockroach….a card game played with accumulation of nickels into a pot.

RESPONSE TO AN ANGRY YOUNG BLACK MAN

RESPONSE TO AN ANGRY YOUNG BLACK MAN

This white poet grieves

With an angry young man who sees…

Little attention

Given to mentioned

Leaders in Black histories.

The media seems to ignore

Contributions made before…

Making short shrift

Of history’s gift,

Black leaders who came to the fore.

This poet studied college

Historic Blacks, the knowledge…

Of whom valued

Knowledge renewed,

Yearly could be acknowledged.

But what can one man do,

News media wants the new…

Our Black President,

White House resident,

The only Black leader to view?

Are there other Black leaders out there,

Currently for whom we could care…

Who charge to the fore,

Making more

Progress that Blacks may share?

Glories all from the past,

Those great leaders will last…

These great  minds–

Do we inherit in kind–

Other folks of similar cast?

–Jonathan Caswell

BUSHWHACKED TIME

BUSHWHACKED TIME

He loves his wife dearly,

But finds times where clearly

He can’t compete with her verbal skill…

Trying in the middle

‘Tween nurse and her to fiddle,

Being shut from conversation is a pill.

Nurse is there to see HIM

But she, by social need, whim,

Dominates attention naturally…

Feeling slighted. hurt,

By a normally loving skirt

When medicine is done he struggles free.

Quiet men do

Want to get in too,

Flattened by momentum uncontrolled…

Afterward complaining

Is common refraining,

A thoughtful guy is not always extolled.

Let it go aside,

No need to be snide,

Next time a different nurse may be…

Willing to address

The male need of success–

Getting more attention for me!

Living with a wife

Understanding married life,

Acceptance of social ebb and flow…

Though he’s put out now

He needn’t have a cow,

Loving her, he’s big enough to know.

–Jonathan Caswell

WARMED WEATHER

WARMED WEATHER

Our Saturday boiled dinner

Was a social winner…

It sounded crass

But biogas,

Warmed up this spot of winter.

–Jonathan Caswell

T.-G.-I.-S.-!

T.-G.-I.-S.-! *

T-G

-I-S,

Corporate worship

We address…

As the temples

Of the Lord

Together

Faith restored.

T-G

-I-S,

You must greet

Our Special Guest…

God the Father

Comes to you

In scripture

And worship too!

T-G

-I-S,

Corporately

God’s love addressed…

Come before

God’s holy throne:

Accept His mercy

For your own!

T-G

-I-S,

Clothed with peace

And righteousness…

Gather together

As if one,

Waiting for

God’s own Son!

–Jonathan Caswell

* T.-G.-I,-S….”Thank God For Saturday or Sunday…when we may worship the Lord Most High!   :0)

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.

AH…THOSE MEMORIES!

AH..THOSE MEMORIES!

Reminded of a time when

He fell for a girl back then…

Suddenly excited

Over lust unrequited,

Until buried again.

–Jonathan Caswell

DON’T WORRY–HE LOOKS!

DON’T WORRY–HE LOOKS!

For chicken, the legs and breasts,

Though faces he likes the best…

Waists slim

Appeal to him,

Just looking gives life zest!

–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