Tag Archives: anticipation

HOT DOG BUNS, PLAIN

PLAIN HOT DOG BUNS…PLAIN!

Being “short” till payday comes,

He’s gnawing on hot dog buns…

Nothing inside

To ease his pride,

Just something to put past the gums!

–Jonathan Caswell

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LITERARY SLEIGHT-OF-HAND

LIERARY SLEIGHT-OF-HAND

Choosing alluring titles,

A skill writers perceive as vital…

Catching the eye

Of readers to try,

Seeing the “eye” in eye-full.

Alluring but just a handle,

Won’t work if one can’t hold a candle…

To the test underneath–

Attention is brief,

To other sites readers amble.

Providing that narrative hook,

Educators have written books…

Claiming to know

The best way to go,

But reading theirs costs you big bucks.

-I think that experience

Should guide you forth-hence…

Learn as you blog

You young dog!

Learn literary common sense.

–Jonathan Caswell

A RAILROAD DREAM

(Featured image is Number 11’s  Builders Photo, from The American Locomotive Company)

A RAILROAD DREAM

Two-six-oh Number eleven,

A steam engine of repute…

Has been refurbished

And steamed up

For another tourist route.

Reading about it on the Narragansett Pier–

Got pictures on the M&NJ…!

The perfect engine so I thought

For an N scale train foray!

Almost found the right body

But mechanisms were poor…

Never did get the thing together

But the EVERETT RAILROAD is sure…

It can run it on its railroad line

Pulling happy crowds…

My “dream” engine is still working–

The n scale one is down!

–Jonathan Caswell

OUR ERIC IS BACK!!!!!

OUR ERIC IS BACK!!!!!!!!

Walked into the Common Room,

And normally I’d assume..

The cabinet* closed

Some staff aren’t disposed

To make it easier for us too.

But lo and behold–it was open–

Better than I’d be hoping…

Eric walked by

With cheerful eye,

A sight for sore eyes–no moping!

–Jonathan Caswell

*Our apartment building has a Common Room with a cabinet containing a computer available to both staff and residents.  Eric, a maintenance man returned from a long time out due to a work-related injury, is one  who always opens up this cabinet and turns on the computer when he comes to work here

THE SILLY IMPROMPTU

THE SILLY IMPROMPTU!

(Made up as I write them)

Stamping for a better view,

Of the woman turning blue…

Men encamped

Legs all cramped,

Turning blue then too!

Cats will say “meow”

Except when there’s a row…

Then they howl

Hiss and yowl,

They don’t sound so cute now!

Bolly-cat came back here,

Wearing her flea collar  bandolier…

I had to catch

But she’s no match

For long-legged owners dear!

Liquid bread–that’s beer–

Is consumed a lot around here…

By bottle and case

The storage place

Must be kept access-clear.

Eating pastrami and cheese,

Pass the mustard please….

We’ll want to savor

The spicy flavor,

And a few more of these!

I clear out the trash,

The next guy has panache…

Cleaning the desk

‘Cause guys leave a mess,

He carefully does his task.

With the last drop of flavored coffee

I’ve gotten my caffeine softly…

Make another pot

I’ll be in a spot,

For sleep wil be harder…awfully!

Prerecorded telephone calls

Certainly have their balls…

Using every line

For minutes at a time,

The REST of phone business crawls.

Cleaning people leaved by ones and twos,

Except before holidays when all are excused…

Driving dribs and drabs,

Or getting taxi cabs,

At quitting time we all get so enthused!!!!

One more and maybe we will rest,

Some folk.s memory is not the best…

Lost in the women’s rest room

She found it as she vacuumed,

In the office…where detection was the best!

Silly songs pile up with no relief,

Problems being silly is chief…

Reason they pile

‘Cause few manage to smile,

The cost of repairing makeup must be steep!

=

–Jonathan Caswell

SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT

SIGNS OF PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT

The troubles that got him in trouble

Have certainly been re-arranged,,,

The signs that his self- worth has doubled–

Look at how he has changed!

He holds his tongue much better

When angry or tempted to say…

Some inane “to a female” comment

From which he could be blamed.

He’s striving more to be happy,

Working on his N scale rail line…

Piecing track together

So for him it will look fine..

And with extra cunning…

He could get it running,

He’s got the wire

And belly fire,

To make it really SOMETHING!

At home he’s changing to be

For his wife treating her gently…

Not as sore

Or keeping score,

Remembering his faults intently!

He seems in better mood,

Then what was formerly viewed…

His doctor sees

Realities

Are changing—the change is good!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

GETTING TO CHURCH

GETTING TO CHURCH

(When you’re hurting)

Men have poor tolerance for pain,

Compared with a woman’s child gain…

He hurt in the leg,

A borderline “beg”

Heard a TV pastor’s refrain.

Attendance a part of one’s faith

In Jesus Christ to stay safe…

Encouraging

Others worshipping,

Growing the Body of faith.

They like it when I lead singing,

An on-tune loud voice bringing…

Words out in hymns

Understanding brims,

Congregational spirits winging!

In church we share our cares

And people who need prayers…

Listening to the Spirit

Who regularly steers it,

We serve a God who cares!

–Jonathan Caswell