Tag Archives: freestyle poetry

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST,

the paycheck has arrived…

We thank Him for provision

And the means to survive…

All praise, laud and honor

To Jesus Christ our King,

We praise you Lord, we are restored…

by your check timing!

–Jonathan Caswell

A GOOD LOW SPOT

A limit on night time munchies

And an extra insulin shot…

Ate just enough this morning

And a nap for two hours I got…

I  thought I felt real funny,

Weaker than I normally do–

Tested “seventy-four”

down through the floor

But not as high as I was…WHEW!

–J.E.C.

REMEMBER OUR FALLEN AND THE RETURNING!

Memorial day—

Unofficial summer–

Becomes the cookout crowd,

Many parties

And boat launches

Being rather loud!

A quieter time had

By families for sacrifices

And the sacrificed.

Flags flying,

Roads blocked

For the annual parades!

Veterans of all ages and sizes

Proudly walk in time,

Most glad that it’s over!

–Jonathan Caswell

“WADI-A-DO”

WADI-A-DO,

When the answer’s deeper,

WADI-A-DO

When the feeling’s raw…

WADI-A-DO

When embedded sleepers

Inhibit one’s own jaw?

Now we’ve gone to two weeks

Between sessions just when I hurt

My weekly safety net is  in ruins

While my problems have a growth spurt!

WADI-A-DO

When nothing lasts forever,

WADI-A-DO

When your core seems rotten too…

WADI-A-DO

To find yourself  a lever

A loving God  provided that for you!

–Jonathan Caswell

QUIET IN HERE IT IS!

Quiet in here it is,

While outside, the peepers are peeping!

They muddle through

And we will too,

With a pot of hot tea steeping.

It’s so quiet up front

Sitting behind the desk…

Handlers of air

And electronic fare,

Cause a constant drone  that’s featureless!

With my jacket, rather warm…

The long hallways–voices murmur,

Often empty

There is plenty

Or racket aT break time.

–Jonathan Caswell

“brandie new” day!

“branie new day”

My Lord–a brandie new day,

the old has passed away…

what happened last night

is seen in new light,

and other bills we’ll pay!

another threatening storm

in March—Super Tuesday’s warm–

snow and rain

political pain,

a new legacy born?

–jonathan caswell

CASHIER’S LAMENT

THE CASHIER’S LAMENT

The third shift cashier at PRICE CHOPPER explained

That soon that would close for stocking shelves the same…

But shoppers could not come in anymore!

Her really liked his job and difficult for another,

His customers were nice, treating him like a brother…

But his sad news he must tell.

Seems the corporate entity of PRICE CHOPPER *has changed,

“MARKET 32”  is he newly changed name…

And his store won”t open third shift anymore!

I nearly cried with Michael–his last name I forget,

He’s thinking of protesting–losing his job faster yet…

There’s not much one can do!

–Jonathan Caswell

PRICE CHOPPER is a grocery store chain originating in Amsterdam, New York State, spreading into New England…where the author is.

GOING PHILOSOPHICAL

GOING PHILOSOPHICAL

Funny thing==how a part of

Life seems dead, suddenly

Resurects!  A fire-brand

Without any smoke

Erupts, if only for

A brief moment–

Until next time.

–Jonathan Caswell

UNTITLED—-by Renee F.

UNTITLED –by Renee F.*

It is bright here by the window

The mid-March sun, now

windless, warm,

filters through a dirty pane

To fall–sprawling and heavy

upon my tanned,

weathered, tired face.

Only to cause

these eyes, these eyes which

have seen much.

too much for their years:

to squint, to shut out

in retaliation.

I will grow here in spite–

in spite of myself–yes, me.

I once painted my world

by such a window.

I once painted,

but did not stop to finish,

did not sign my name to it

with satisfaction

or contentment, but hung it on my wall

nevertheless–a monument to grace

in failure–

and grow there I did

in spite of myself…

unfinished,

paused and peering, seeing so

as not to paint.

–Renee F.*

(transcribed by Jonathan Caswell)

  • * NOTE…identity  restricted for now.

ZOO DENTAL HYGIENIST

ZOO DENTAL HYGIENIST

Alligator or crocodile,

Either–both–give your best smile….

Keep those jaws good and wide

‘Cause I’m going to crawl right inside,

Now, don’t forget and take a nap

I’m cleaning your teeth of tartar and crap,

This might just tickle or cause some pain

But if you don’t …SNAP!

–Jonathan Caswell