Tag Archives: husband and wife

CLOSE QUARTERS

CLOSE QUARTERS

This long-term staying at home

Husband-wife relations groan…

Comment brings strife

Reconciled with the wife,

Each have their own painful moan.

Conflict resolution takes place

When living close–face-to-face–

Thank God for prayer

Allowing fresh air

And necessary private space!

–Jonathan Caswell

KEY TIMING

TIMING IS KEY

Timing is key at night,

If one falls asleep pre-delight…

Yet later awaken

Thankfully partaken,

If only we keep this insight!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE HAPPY COUPLE WORKS

THE HAPPY COUPLE WORKS

 

His wife and he together

Work out emotional weather…

Communication

Is better than some,

But still needs some good old shoe leather!

He’s not very easy to move,

She knows a shove is behooved…

Once she’s on her way

Inertia will play

To get him into the groove.

He taught her to fight back

To his anger–she has the knack…

To talk sense

To the sometimes dense,

Getting them both back on track!

It’s so much nicer when done,

His eyes are “better” but none…

Too skilled estimating

Spacial integrating

As well as his beloved one.

They’ve learned when to talk,

Focussing on steps to walk…

Away from threats

And toward safe bets,

So no one their failures can gawk.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

“WELL-TRAINED”

“WELL-TRAINED”

(But which one?)

 

He blew his top off today,

She sent raspberries his way…

It was disrespect

But was more direct

Than crying and hiding away.

His anger they both could manage,

Without inordinate damage…

She needed to learn

He had a short burn

Of a fuse that she could manage.

He asked her early on

To talk back to him unwithdrawn…

Facing up to him

When his visage was grim

Made it easier for him to respond.

They both tended to bottle

Up worry until it throttled…

Now each can express

Their form of distress

Without having worse things modeled.

 

–Jonathan Caswell