Tag Archives: foot-in-mouth disease

PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PAY FORWARD

PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PAY FORWARD

He wanted to lash out,

Being caught the reason no doubt…

Ego stung

When reactions had begun,

Out there he had no clout.

Subconsciously a victim sought,

To face his petty onslaught…

Found a name–

It’s always the same–

Would mature le kick him out?

This he shouldn’t be doing,

In the midst of reprimand stewing…

Like his dad

He had,

To set someone else…lip-chewing.

—Jonathan Caswell

AVOIDING FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE

AVOIDING FOOT IN MOUTH  DISEASE

There are dangers in Security,

In what one says, especially…

Critiquing women’s hair

At day’s end “ain’t” fair,

You don’t want to make enemies!

Suggesting someone is gorgeous

May bring a lawsuit enormous….

Sexually harass–

It will bite your ass–

And the wound from that is the sorest.

Most folks don’t like collaring

By Security bothering…

Them fo suggest

At another’s behest,

More than two seconds of blathering!

In general keep your mouth shut,

Smile, wave, don’t act like a nut…

You’ll be knighted

If no one is blighted,

By foot in mouth–director’s cut!

–Jonathan Caswell

THAT OLD FOOT-IN-MOUTH…

THAT OLD FOOT-IN-MOUTH…!

Not wanting to insult my friends,

To their anger I must make amends…

Not making clear

They were without peer,

Without them I’d be at loose ends!

Pardon me if I crawl to my cave,

Trying some discretion to save…

I am just that:

A big spoiled brat–

The worst kind of writing knave.

The ones of whom I wrote will never know

And they too, would angrily blow…

The ungrateful gall

I’d complain at all,

Some observations better off not shown!

Speaking of Man’s common nature,

I seem to elevate my stature…

This sorry young wag

Opened the wrong bag,

Giving proper appreciation its hiatus.

(To my greatest loss!!)

–Jonathan Caswell