Tag Archives: blogging

THE BLOGGER BODY’S HURTING…

Been blogging for a long stretch

It takes him time to think,

Of what he can be writing

Has water to drink…

Answering the Comments/Likes

He looks forward to do,

but now his body starts to hurt

We think his time is through!

Coming up with things to write

Is getting real hard,

He’s tried to keep an open mind

As an active bard,

His chest hurts–it’s hard to breathe

And feet are going numb.

Maybe (!) it’s time to close up shop

Of this poetic run—

Maybe if he hurts this much,

His blogging time is done!

–Jonathan Caswell

THAT “NO–DUH!” MOMENT

Searching why to blog,

Fact not theory logged…

Motives hidden

For each has written,

About the nature they dog!

Purpose of this beast

Is sharing your good stuff at least…

Friendships forming

But a warning,

There are limits to the love feast. (?)

Go find yourself a real friend—

Flesh and blood–if you can…

But in here

We can cheer,

But actually hold your hand?

–Jonathan Caswell

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

FOR THOSE FOLKS I WORK WITH…

FOR THOSE FOLKS —I WORK WITH…AND ANYONE ELSE

I won’t be distributing any poetry in any form, other than someone who directly follows this blog on their own.

Since I have this last try before termination at my job, I am complying.

I won’t go into details (My fault entirely) but they mean it.

There are other factors involved—not just poetry—but I reserve the opportunity to keep my own counsel and not go into details.

–Jonathan Caswell

WHERE’S THE EXCITEMENT GONE?

WHERE’S THE EXCITEMENT GONE?

His Reader was suitably cleansed

And purified for all intents…

What remained was dull,

No fire to pull

Him toward blogged events.

Apparently wrong attitudes

Got stuck in how  he viewed

Certain proceedings

Followed by leadings

Toward folks normally eskewed.

Now he has to find

Better things for his mind…

He’s not a boy

Giving up a toy,

But a man taken in by hinds.

Life’s full of wonder he says,

maybe it’s time he prays…

That God would lead

Him in all speed,

Toward interesting  happy days!

–Jonathan Caswell

CONFESS–REPENT–START OVER!

CONFESS-REPENT–START OVER!

Poor policing of watch they were watching,

They wandered into stuff bebotching…

Images stay

While the sin goes away,

With more help with what they’re watching!

–Jonathan Caswell

SECRET HIDING PLACE

SECRET HIDING PLACE

He hid away his little toy

In a place he could view…

Now he can’t find the little thing

Or the file, to view!

It wasn’t one of his normal toys

Or how he usually sent…

He’d like to get it out someday

But he doesn’t know where it went.

In truth it was the kind of thing

That he should soon delete…

But since he can’t find it

He has to admit defeat!

He will try one more time,

Perhaps it didn’t “take”…

If that is gtrue, his job is done—

Such a piece of cake!

–Jonathan Caswell

CHANGING FINANCIAL PASSWORDS

CHANGING FINANCIAL PASSWORDS

(Oh, wouldn’t you like to know?)

Misty, my help today,

Tried her best to parlay…

Effectual change

Of a password range,

But it stymied us all the way!

She was an effective presenter,

My other inquiries didn’t offend her…

My timing was bad

With the money I (thought I) had,

I needed the time to recenter.

A new protection canpaign

Is coming for which I am game…

Considering the time

My biz is on-line,

More control I’d like to retain!

Our business concluded,

My confidence rebooted…

Thanked her for her time,

Advised her of mine

Here where (hopefully) her attention’s rerouted.

–Jonathan Caswell

50 RANDOM QUESTIONS BLOG

50 RANDOM QUESTIONS BLOG

(As on: https://dorkchopsworld.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/50-random-questions-tag/ _

1. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?–i’VE FOUND A WAY, BY BEING SMART, i MAKE OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY.So I’ll take twice as smart—and accept the consequences!

2. What’s my worst habit?–It’s a tie…between chewing my fingernails and not taking proper care of myself.

3. Are you dating?–No.  to know one woman over a lifetime is hard enough!  🙂

4. Take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?–I think used ones get tossed…so, yes, but it’s been a long time since I could.

5. What will you never do again?–Igmore a bloody toe—if at all possible—lost two toes and nearly my right foot through amputation, be cause I did ignore one!

6.  Do you collect anything?–Poems—mostly my own, model trains decorated for the North East U.S. railroads and in N scale.  Also, Facebook and WordPress blog folowers, friends,cat memories,stories, fleas (not any more!), kisses from my Missus.

7. Worst injury?–the above-mentioned amputation, putting me out of action for six months!

8. Favorite pet animal?   An ALCO RS-1….oops, not an animal…just growls like one!  Cats…paws down.

9. Dream vacation?  Visiting a train excursion….and lots of sleep!

10. Are things going the way you planned?–I leave long-term goals to the Lord, but—yes things are getting more predictable.   But…until WHEN????

11. Any TATOOS??–Nope…nor plan any.

12. My secret to lure in the opposite sex?—Hmmmm.     I don’t try anymore—I’m spoken for!  🙂

13 (Will he ever make it through all 50-?). Any phobias?==YES.

14. (See #2., above)

15. Do you evefr count your steps when you walk?–Yep.

16. Heels or flats?–small heels…like guys wear.  completely flat slippers are harder and hurt to walk in.

17. Have you ever stolen a street sign?–No, but I’ve sputtered about those who did!

18. Do you always smile for pictures?—Try to.  I sketched a self-portrait once, giving it to my Mom.  She tore it all up because I wasn’t smiling!  Wish I had gotten a copy of it first!

19. Ever dance with no music playing?–Gotten hard for me to keep my balasnce, much less dance.  But, yes, I will react to music in my head.

20. Do you miss anyone right now?–I missed putting through a call correctly about an hour ago…!

21. Favorite color?—Blue—it’s what I look the best in.

22.Did I/we want kids?–Yes, but didn’t work out.

23. Are you patient?–close associates might say yes, but I and my wife know better!   Generally yes.

24. Can you swim?–Yes, but I’m out of practice and out of shape.

25. Tea or coffee?–Mostly coffee. Some tea…when I need to relax or feel better.  My parents didn’t want to use the narcotics available back then to ease my teething pain.   The doctor suggested tea with milk and sugar…and it worked.   Was eating coffee ice cream before even trying coffee to drink!

26. (The down-hill stretch!!!!)  What do you wear to bed? –some clothes.

27. Ever used a gun?–A BB gun, one summer.

28. Do you sing in the shower?–Don’t stay in there long enough!  🙂

29. Are you stubborn?–Who…me?

30. Are you lazy?–I used to say I was…but the wife strongly disagrees!

31. Can you change the oil in a car?–Used to…in the old Toyota.  Can’t do it in the parking lot of where we live and things generally need a lift to do it…so we pay others to do it.

32. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?–Been a long time!

33. Would I ever pose nude?–Nope. it would be too scary—for them!  My body is owned by my wife.  She gets to see my “birthday suit”…and maybe my doctor!

34. My favorite food?–hard to say!

35. Do you still watch cartoons?—Yep…like CURIOUS GEORGE, and MARTHA SPEAKS and CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG and THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!

36. What movies can you watch over and over again and not get bored?–Ain’t many.

37. What super power would you have for one day?–Prophesy, for edification.

38. What’s been ypur favorite age, so far?–The Present.Age…or my current age.

39. How old are you?–57…as of Octoberr 4th, last year.

40. Advice for a younger you?–Trust God and just make whatever decision seems best at the time.Do that when you have to, God will work out the rest.

41. (Getting tired yet?—Yeah, me too!) If you knew you would die in one week?–I’d finish my will to protect my wife…then keep on plugging at whatever the Lord would have me do.

42. What celebrity would you trade lives with?–None.  I was unwilling to pay the price for fame when I could have and I still won’t.

43. Do people ever take you seriously?–More often than I think and less often than I’d like!

44. What happened the last time I cried?–It was a cathartic Thursday in physical rehab. And no one was willing to hjelp me talk it through!  What I wouldn’t have given for a properly-trained Chaplain then!

45. Who knows me best?–My wife, my friend Zia, and my Lord..

46. Sleep with closet doors open or closed?--Either–The Lord keeps me safe from the bogeyman…or bogeywoman!!!   😀

47. What is your song of the week?–My wife asked about “The Blue Sapphire of Johnsburg”, a song I’d written for her using the tune of THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS.  It’s in my blog Archives, if you want to see it. I think I’ve written more parody lyrics of that tune than any other.

48. Last person ypu kissed?–My wife, before driving to work today!

49. Best thing to eat for breakfast?–A can of cold Spaghettios…when they were only 50  cents a can!

50. Does anyone know the password to your E-mail?==I SURE HOPE NOT!!!!!!!!

–Jonathan E. Caswell

(Anyone else want to try doing this?)