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So much for flexible plans,

Zia called and here I am…


Whilst he’s hovering,

Being for his family the man!

He and I go “way back”

To when we both started in fact…

Weekends served

Often un-nerved,

At first, mutual attack!

Fourteen years at the site,

I am his friend in his sight…

When I had surgery

He came to see me,

And I’m been on call–like tonight.

–Jonathan Caswell




You’ve noticed I collect gravatars,

Both genders from Venus or Mars…

I like what I see—-

Them looking at me—

It’s better than meeting in bars!

Creative people, these all,

My peers, for whom I’m on call…

Someone may suggest

A subject be blessed

With my effort…I want to enthrall.

I’ll follow as many of you

As I can to see what YOU do…

Ideas can bounce,

Gain a creative ounce

And explode into something brand new!!!


–Jonathan Caswell





It’s been a longish day,

So how come i can stay…

Awake this long

To write a song,

And follow Jesus’ way.

Been hard to go to sleep,

Odd hours I must keep…

Getting back to normal

Seems so formal,

My naps are seldom deep.

For I am oft on call,

Whatever shall befall…

The bedroom door stays open

While asleep I am hoping

That my wife doesn’t need to call!

It’s been like this for years,

Helping to dry her tears…

She’s often in such pain

We spend our time praying,

That God quiets her fears.

Then she sleeps and I rest,

Mornings often best…

To take the time to doze

And help find her clean clothes,

So she’s decently dressed.

At work I don’t worry

Much, despite the flurry…

Of things going on

I’ve rested  upon

The lord’s protecting her, quite early.

And now REFLECTIONS** plays,

I can sneak away…

To rest till morn,

To be reborn

By the gift of another day!

—Jonathan Caswell

NOTE**REFLECTIONS is a Daystar Network program featuring Christian tunes and softly-done songs, combined with nature videos and selected Bible verses appearing on the screen, fading out and replaced by the next scripture.  A very restful program…even when shown in the middle of the day


(Image courtesy of Duane Allen, on Facebook)