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I’ve come to a realization

That poetry, my avocation…

Is full-face

With no place

For hidden characterization!

I mean, a nom de plume,

By which I could assume…

A different line

And message refined,

Without facing personal doom.

My style, though, gives me away,

Which is always on display…

Any gentleman’s agreement

About my concealment

Becomes a moral sashay.

If I would sign my name

To a statement without shame…

THEN I can shout

That subject out,

Facing consequences or flame.

–Jonathan Caswell

(P.S.–That is….I can’t get away with anything…and no longer–most of the time–want to!!!!)   🙂



(opinion, based upon church experience and church history)


When I was young, history,

Was very interesting to me…

My church went “social”

Losing its focal

Point as its doctrine went weak.

During my years as a youth,

The church focus went uncouth….

Asking missionaries

Insurgents to please,

While downplaying Gospel truth.

This “Liberation Gospel” style,

Took over Christ’s message a while…

In some churches still

They market this swill,

Repackaged for a new kind of trial.

Whereas Christ died to pay our sin debt

And resurrected as the new life we’ll get…

In “Liberation” He’s martyred

In revolutionary ardor,

And the idea of sin to forgive—Nyet!

My denomination remains nameless

And in some dark corners shameless….

Promotion was made

Of a “Gaia” god-maid,

Whose adherents used deception to “tame” us.

It was a major denomination,

Under an umbrella organization….

Whose leadership went slack

In ways hard to track,

But following political beliefs of the nation!

The Gospel being hijacked,

When the Bible as truth is attacked…

The church tries to gloss

Over the cross,

And the pendulum has to swing back.

(For time is short!)


–Jonathan Caswell