Tag Archives: cell phone

A OBSOLETE CELL

The cell phone we had for years,

Is obsolete it appears…

On an internet listing

That model was missing,

Will get a new one this year!

–J.E.C.

THE CELL PHONE WISH

THE CELL PHONE WISH

Passing vehicles roadside,

I pray that they have relied…

Upon a cell phone

To call home

And a tow truck for which they have spied.

Me?  I don’t have one,

When I broke down it wasn’t fun…

Other’s kindness saved

Me from circumstance braved,

I really should activate one!

Coming into present times

With no more phones that will take dimes…

May force me to view

A cell phone’s value,

Neglect is an avoidable crime.

–Jonathan Caswell

BAD ELF

BAD ELF

Oh, if he had a cell phone

For photoing secretly…

He’d get snapshots of his favorite girls,

Developed to a “T”.

His camera would not need a flash

‘Twould automatically adjust…

Getting best views that he would choose,

Whether face or form or bust.

Alas, no such camera does exist,

At least not that he’s aware…

He’ll have to trust to memory

The bodies beyond compare!

–Jonathan Caswell

A SUDDEN DISTURBANCE

A SUDDEN DISTURBANCE

A six-year old with cell phone,

Won’t leave me alone…

He wants to talk

And this switchboard stalk,

Calling from, I assume, his home!

A six-year-old boy with questions,

Who won’t take subtle suggestions…

To let others through,

What can I do

When he ignores kinder directions?

Finally left the phone off the hook,

Speaking nicely still baited the hook…

It’s quiet for now

Until somehow,

He finds another number in the book!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE FORGOTTEN ITEM TURNAROUND

THE FORGOTTEN ITEM TURNAROUND

(“Yellow Rose of Texas”)

 

THE Forgotten Item Turnaround

You see it every day,

Employees do “one-eighties”

Before they drive away…

They come back through the doorway

Their keys or cell to find,

‘Though sometimes they get to the car

Before it comes to mind!

One pesky guard once worked here

Would pester everyone,

And often make suggestions

Before targets could run…

We find it best to not advise

Before folks really need,

Embarrassment in no-wise

Helps them to succeed!

Oh, the employee turnaround

It doesn’t seem quite fair,

For folks with such abilities

To not remember where…

So, treat them gently like you would

Have others treating you,

Some kindness goes a long way

To help us all get through!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

AFTER SANDY

(FACEBOOK)

AFTER SANDY

New York, New Jersey, West Virginia

And many places in-between…

Folks have friends and family

That they have not yet seen.

We can get through by cell phone,

Nor even by land line…

We don’t have any knowledge

If they’re hurt or just fine.

Snow in West Virginia

And rain everywhere…

Another storm is on the way,

Will they be safe out there?

Everyone, while grateful

To be spared personal loss…

Remember those now without,

Paying a heavy cost.

We pray for those still missing,

As we search for our own…

Join those searching for lost ones

so they can find the way home.

—Jonathan Caswell

POTENTIAL SHUTTERBUG

POTENTIAL SHUTTERBUG

 

The man had an eye for figures

And faces that he might frame…

But women around him were wary

Because of his actions inane.

He always signalled so far ahead

He was coming in for the kill…

That many beauties up and fled,

Rather than submit to his thrill.

The guy never got a cell phone,

Nor less, a camera within…

Look out all you lovely ladies

When he finally does give in!

 

—Jonathan Caswell