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FORLORN FLOWER BED

FORLORN FLOWER BED

 

Fancy mulch covers

Places where flowers are borne…

But in back on a non-smoking side,

Sits a flower box forlorn.

No mulch covers its rough dirt,

Sitting in winter’s draught…

Neglected is its painted frame

As though it were an afterthought.

Set up last year in hope and pride

It languishes now ashamed…

Will it see purpose fulfilled,

Or have priorities changed?

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

THE VALUE OF BLUE LAWS

THE VALUE OF BLUE LAWS

 

I’m glad for the few “Blue Laws”

That still are on the books,

Of certain States despite their flaws…

And despite neighbors’ dirty looks!

Worshippers of the “Holy Dollar”

Want seven-day-a-week sales,

Tax revenuers may holler…

Even if society fails.

Hooray for the few “courageous”

States who have not yet gotten around

To striking Blue Laws from the system…

And striking our families down!

Praise God that a few places still

Put the “little guy” before cash and sales,

Whether from neglect or iron will…

That State has not on the family baled.

So thank you, Massachusetts and neighbors,

Who have yet to sell our souls

To the Lord High Master of Commerce…

Which keeps more families whole!

 

—Economic and Social opinion, based on facts,

By Jonathan Caswell

(Courtesy www.aviscogitations.wordpress.com)