Tag Archives: Jonathan Caswell

THE GREAT JONATHAN CASWELL

False humility is bad

When one’s complimented a tad…

Coming from a peer

The thought is sincere,

Denying would make me a cad!

It’s great hyperbole,

Such praise glorifies me…

In turn I

Point to the sky,

Credit goes to God Almighty!

Are “tools” justifiably proud,

Then they’d better not say it too loud…

The quality

Of my poetry,

Valued by a peer makes me proud!

–Jonathan Caswell

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UP TO SPEED!

UP TO SPEED!

When I was growing up,

In Junior High School,

The melody was played for us–

The was the Choral rule.

Then we tried a modern song

A piece of soft rock…

It didn’t have a melody,

Our cushy life had stopped!

Our Director eased us into

Choral modernity…

With greater appreciation

For the modern music scene.

–Jonathan Caswell

DETRITUS SLIPPITIS

DETRITUS SLIPPITIS

Surely one thing will unite us,

Concern for “detritus slippitis”…

Dead leaves on the ground

Are slippery when found,

Falling finds the ground right beside us!

–Jonathan Caswell

ONE DECISION…MAYBE TWO!

ONE DECISION…MAYBE TWO

This poetry blogger’s trade,

THIS BLOG–changes were made…

An easier life

With less strife

For all who choose this shade.

Going to re-blog less

And post more my own, I guess…

If I run out

Of ideas no doubt,

I won’t turn it into a mess.

When I’m done I’m done,

Until there’s another one…

Two at most

Of other posts,

Before my next poetry run!

“By Jonathan Caswell”

In the SEARCH box will tell…

Any you’ve missed

In the reblog-kissed

Sections where missing ones dwell.

–by Jonathan Caswell

EVENING SOLITUDE

EVENING SOLITUDE

Took a break with James Taylor  for a guide,

Found him on You Tube, took his album for a ride…

Ate my supper in the quietness

Quiet time with James is probably the best.

No one came through–they all seemed to hide…

Thoughtful of them, letting me quietly ride.

–Jonathan Caswell

SHIRT TAIL RELATIONS?

SHIRT TAIL RELATIONS?

Not sure whom it is, her or me,

But both are Caswells, Shanley and me…

Caswells from Florida up into Maine

From many branches but all the same name,

All from one family tree????

My sister-in-law and her mail carrier

Found Caswells strictly from Bavaria…

Such a small name

With world-wide fame,

Multiplying like jumbo planaria!

This actress Shanley and I

Both had drama to try…

“Oscar” in high school

Showed me an acting fool,

Being full-time, I didn’t try.

Watching N,C,I,S,-

LOS ANGELES, more I guess…

Her recurrent role

I’d extol

If I knew where to look in the press.

–Jonathan Caswell

A NEW SERIES !

A NEW SERIES!

A bucket list author assured

Himself that his work endured…

Did awful in sales

But he prevails

By putting pieces out as lures!

–Jonathan Caswell

    I had me a book manuscript nearly ( ? ) completed…and suddenly decided not to publish, at least not at that publisher, as nice as the new staff .  Maybe I will send it to them but not just now.

ON THE RECEIVING END,

by Jonathan Caswell

SO…on this blog, BY THE MIGHTY MUMFORD and my other blog, THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD–and maybe some teasers at OUR POETRY CORNER–I’ll be posting poetry from the alleged book until I figure out where and how to formally publish it–if at all.  🙂

THE BOOK…is about my recent experience over the last six months or so, damaging, ignoring, losing two toes on my right foot by amputation, rehab. and recovery.  The basic premise–with other observations added–is to look at how difficult doctors, caretakers and such like me ( ! ) make such terrible patients, when it’s our turn to be cared for!

Other bloggers use some titles repeatedly as categories.  Each of mine here are what I plan to use in the book, which is, as you know, semi-autobiographical.  These subtitles will be (in this series):

READY…AIM…FIRE!

(Who makes poor patients and maybe why?)

THE HEALERS

(Nurses, therapist, aides from hospital, rehabilitation and home care I’ve known)

REHAB RUMINATIONS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

(Various related issues of interest)

THE END OF THE MATTER?