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THE LIFE OF MUHAMMED (P.B.S.)

THE LIFE OF MUHAMMED (P.B.S.)

My good friend, “Zia A.”

Disagrees with fanatics today…

On P.B,S.

His viewpoint’s expressed

In THE LIFE OF MUHAMMED, portrayed.

Facts taken from the Koran*

And history of the man…

No compunction

Of religious unction,

‘Til after his ended life span.

–Jonathan Caswell

* Koran…also spelled Quran.

SEE:

http://www.pbs.orbg/program/life-muhammed

FOR AN ALTERNATE REVIEW OF THIS MOVIE, SEE:

http://www.shoppbs.org>Home>Religion>Islam

SISTER WENDY

SISTER WENDY

(on P.B.S.–no relation to a new blog friend!)

Sister Wendy wends her way

Around the world to display,

Objects d’art

A la carte,

Treasures in this modern-day.

From her convent retreat

Sister Wendy finds most meet…

Pictures of desire

Lighting inner fire,

Though her analysis is sweet.

The “making of” special announced,

I readily watched to pounce…

To learn more about

Her habits no doubt,

Presenting it all with great bounce.

I’d grown up with her, by the way,

On a Binghamton station she’d play…*

My parents aghast

At this iconoclast,

Who cheerfully walked away!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Binghamton, NY, WSKG TV (I forget the channel)…in the mid 1970’s…I was in High School, so deemed old enough to watch.  Not sure if my parents really were aghast, but it rhymes!!!

(http://joemygod.blogspot.com/)

AND HERE COMES THE PITCH!

AND HERE COMES THE PITCH!

Memorial Day Weekend already,

And we can’t see Uncle Freddy…*

The concerts we’ll see

Are all on TV,

P.B.S., one of a few that are ready!

We do Sunday picnics grave-side,

I’ll bring a chair for my bride…

The Caswells we’ll “see”

Are familiar to me,

We’ll show off our national pride.

My wife wants to swim again,

And I’m afraid, what then…

If she can’t stand

It will demand,

A strength more than mine to amend!

The tourist trade takes this to be

Summer’s start, unofficially…

Hoping for big crowds,

Economic rebounds,

I remember what that meant to me.**

–Jonathan Caswell

* Fictional character for rhyming purposed.  Actually…my Uncle Freddy was 4-F, like my Dad I think, during WWII.  He’s buried in Enfield Connecticut.

**Used to volunteer at a train museum in New York State back in the early 1980’s…and some promotional work since then!