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THE PERSON EASILY BORED

THE PERSON EASILY BORED

A person with interests untoward,

Is often easily bored…

Opportunity of feeling

Emotions revealing,

They want extra voltage on board.

Life—good but dull–

Enlivened by an exciting pull…

But interest over time

Begins to decline,

They yearn another fantasy cull.

Being caught or forced to stop,

Resentment builds toward the “cop”…

Enforcing rules

Taking away jewels,

Before lost in one more pop!

Addictive behavior indeed,

Selfishness and greed…

Deep-sited

Unrequited

Bondage that would be freed.

Made in the image of God,

Corrupted, unstable and flawed…

Enigma that sings

Collecting things,

Experiences pure and bawd.

–Jonathan Caswell

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EGO IN THE BACK SEAT

EGO IN THE BACK SEAT

He tried doing it on his own,

His male perogative bone…

Barely started

And his body smarted,

He left it for weeks undone!

Cleaning out a car’s back seat

Used to take an hour complete…

Now it behooves

Careful moves,

Making any progress sweet.

Man acknowledges need

Of helpmeets to accomplish the deed…

He asked

Her help in the task,

Surprised her that the old dog was freed!

–Jonathan Caswell

HIS “CANE-DITION”

HIS “CANE-DITION.”

He wants to stop walking with canes,

But balance issues remain…

On shiny waxed floors

He’s cautious of course,

He doesn’t want a fall-damaged brain.

After tension he waked too fast,

Small steps on tiptoes he cast…

Forward too far

But his cane took the jar,

Preventing him falling at last!

He balances okay without

Putting his cane down with doubt…

Still is short-winded–

Long walks are rescinded

Unless he can stop and puff it out.

He carries it with askance,

As a sort of balancing lance…

“Sir Jonathan,”

Easily out-run,

Tries by hitching up his pants!

–Jonathan Caswell

IN THE TRANCE OF A BELLY DANCE

IN THE TRANCE OF A BELLY DANCE

Intent on her belly dance,

The crowd of men entranced…

Her hip swing great

Mezmerizing breast shake,

All were feeding from her hands!

The tinkle bells jingled along

As the record player blared a song…

Exotic and sweet

Padding of feet,

Dome wags tried dancing along.

At the end of her show, eyes runny,

Men filled her bra with money…

Not all would stay in,

They made out like Flynn

Their day in the park turned out sunny.

–Jonathan Caswell

CASWELL GOLD???

CASWELL GOLD????

This growing ginger  makes me want to root

Around in Douglas soil to start a new pursuit…

We’ll call it “Douglas gold”–ginger ale so fine

With a special ginger beer–the label would be mine!

JUST THINK–we’d have a “Ginger Vale” accommodating vans

Of happy people coming to drink in enchanted lands…

A ginger beer garden with ginger gum for free

And ginger beer waiting there and special ginger tea!

Somewhere, winding ’round the place, we’d put a ginger train,

Riding cars with gingered roofs if it began to rain…

All this silly stuff takes time

But it is a new dream of mine!

–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

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