Category Archives: surprise

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.

HIGH WHITE WALLS

HIGH WHITE WALLS

Frigid mountains window-high

Leave the view of only sky…

One consolation,

Extra insulation,

For the apartments nearby.

Winter’s blizzard blow

Piled great mountains of snow…

Partial proof

Of snow from the roof,

So fear of collapse would go!

Wind  buffing snow pile tops bare,

All that snow be somewhere…

Look in he lees

After the breeze–

Great need for road plowing out there.

–Jonathan Caswell

ROOF CLEANING DETAIL

ROOF CLEANING DETAIL

One nearly slipped off the roof,

I do declare forsooth…

They need safety belts

To avoid big welts,

I’d say this is the proof!

–Jonathan Caswell

HIS SPIRIT POURED OUT

HIS SPIRIT POURED OUT

Praise God for Deborah Grey,

She’d been too long away…

Her phone call

Blesses us all

So thankful for God’s display.

We hadn’t spoken for months,

My wife did write her once…

Told her my story,

To God be glory,

He uses this spiritual dunce.

Knowing the truth made her laugh

WITH ME and on my behalf…

It’s joyful knowing

No one I’m snowing

Nor subject to judgmental wrath!

We talked for nearly an hour,

A wonderful cleansing shower…

This sister close

Deliberately chose

In us to His sweet Spirit pour!

–Jonathan Caswell

THEOLOGY KOOL-AID

THEOLOGY KOOL-AID

An Andrew Womack reminder:

Churches often wear blinders…

To simple grace,

Preferring to face

Works-based idols unkinder.

Most misunderstand the Law,

Considering relative flaw…

Is  able to see

Immortality,

Alas…an old pagan saw.

The Law pointed to perfection,

Beyond mere mortal conception…

That only one*

Has ever done

Fulfillment upon close inspection.

–Jonathan Caswell

* only one…that is, Jesus Christ…our substitute.

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

The doctor removed the bone chip

Whose blood made the nurse flip…

He was blamed

For the quantity of same,

Reputation has that strong a grip!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE PLATEAU

THE PLATEAU

Why does he not progress,

A  subconscious reason I’d guess…

Gets less attention,

Social intervention,

Riding on the healing express?

–Jonathan Caswell

LAP-TOP SLOPPED!

LAP-TOP SLOPPED!

His lap-top computer turned seedy

Because he got too greedy…

Crap let in

Hit him on the chin,

For clean out, money is needy!

He wanted to multi-task

But found two websites masked…

Labelling deceit

(The small print feat)

Delivered for what he didn’t ask.

Called a friend for recommendations

On thee best for renumerations…

Security–

And cleanup (not free),

That will end the consternation.

–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