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WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS

WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS

(Personal opinion about a so-called “Biblical” movie.)

The wife and he settled down,

Easter weekend not in town…

Settling food

By movies viewed,

On TV–familiar ground.

What is it with movies today,

That throw old stories away…

To make up in turn

Glories unearned,

Mislabeling must be okay!

The 2006 version

Of “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” our diversion…

Mislabeled as such,

It spendeth too much

Time making God the aversion.

Moses was portrayed

As hearing god in his “hade”*…

Took no advice,

His life sacrificed,

Ignoring any offers of aid.

(“The Ten Commandments” entitled

For them, barely minutes of fame…

Broken on the calf by this plot path,

This god said, “Don’t come up here again!”)

So the tribes made laws by default,

With definite secular gestalt…

Majority rules

Without godly tools,

Just Moses’ wisdom and salt.

Of course it was hard to see

With all those commercials for “free”…

Three-in-a-row

The same thing showed,

Interrupting the plot frequently!

We watched until it was done’

A mislabeled  movie..no fun…

If I’d paid a pack

I’d want money back,

For that channel, this “inspiring” was glum.**

–Jonathan Caswell

* Poor attempt at an accent.   Some folks somewhere do pronounce “head” like “hade”…Sorry for the attempt, but I needed to rhyme there!

** “inspiring” being a general hint as to where this Biblical fiasco was shown.  Methinks they SHOULD ask for their money back…but that is just a poet’s view point…who believes more in the Bible account than apparently the producers of this movie did.

SOCHI AND HOPETOWN

SOCHI AND HOPETOWN

Vicarious and satisfying

Things we choose to view…

People want to see a show

That makes them feel brand new.

Something to celebrate life

Beyond our personal means…

Physical and beautiful,

Fulfilling of great dreams.

The Olympics, sure reality,

Although they are worlds away…

Making dreams more possible

If only for today.

–Jonathan Caswell

DREAMS OF WHAT CANNOT BE

DREAMS OF WHAT CANNOT BE

 

Day dreams he has a lot

About what he hasn’t got…

Abilities too,

That he cannot do

Reflecting those things he is not.

“If only” the visualization,

He’d been given better designation…

For things that he would

If only he could,

He’d be a source of inspiration!

But of course the real cost

Is beyond opportunity lost…

His identity

Would change naturally,

His current blessings thus tossed.

It is better by far

To praise God for who you are…

No need for a splice

With alternate vice,

You don’t know how bless-ed you are!

 

–Jonathan Caswell