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CAUGHT HER DRIFT!

CAUGHT HER DRIFT!

“It’s so BEAUTIFUL…” she yelled,

On a break from scraping window ice…

Her car buried in a snow drift

But thought the crystal trees looked nice.

She or somebody wished out loud’

I really wasn’t that near…

That she had a camera

To take a picture “out here.”

She tried to kneel on the hood

To reach the other side of the car…

Her leg kept slipping off,

From that angle she couldn’t reach far.

We neighbors helped her dig

Out her vehicle from…

The drift it nosed into,

Our artistically minded chum!

–Jonathan Caswell

THANKFUL FOR OUR CAR

THANKFUL FOR OUR CAR

 

Living in the country

It is hard to survive…

Without transportation

Or a car to drive,

Getting her to appointments

Is easier by far,

When I can be her chauffeur

In our own car!

I’m thankful we can still afford

The little bug we own,

It’s always nice to have a friend

Who’ll get us all the way home…

I get to work most easily,

How much the city cost!

Sure glad we had a place to go

By the time that we were tossed!

I’m thankful for an auto shop

That lets me pay o’er time,

It cost a lot more this year

To which I am resigned…

Several hundred dollars

We still owe the man,

But hope we can go home this year

And pay him off, as planned.

It’s disconcerting to not trust

The wheels underneath,

We still need the rear brakes done

On our trusty steed…

Might have to wait until the time

When we can pay some more,

I’m cashing out vacation time

To settle this open score.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WRONG WAY ONCE!

WRONG WAY ONCE!

 

I stopped a car once to say,

The sign said they were the wrong way…

The folks hadn’t seen

But saw the sign clean,

Its direction their orientation betrayed.

I wondered if ever I’d hear

A CRASH-TINKLE. and “Oh Dear…”

For buses and cars

Equally sparred

In opposite directions to veer.

It was months before I next worked that post,

A mere three or four, at most…

Kept wondering if

A slight or tiff,

Would turn somebody’s car to toast.

But someone changed the sign,

Direction to be in line….

With traffic flow

And its good to know,

If you speak up, it may be worth the rhyme!

 

–Jonathan Caswell