Tag Archives: paying the freight

PAYING DOWN A DREAM

PAYING DOWN A DREAM

Dreaming about a Chevy,

It’s financing is heavy…

But without delay sent

Out the first payment,

Seventy-six more for the levy!

The Impala runs great,

With six cylinders, not eight…

The wife is pleased–

My mind eased–

As long as we pay all the freight.

–Jonathan Caswell

PASSING OUT!

PASSING OUT!

 

Maybe you’re the kind of one

Who likes to pass things out…

Helping Momma or yourself,

With a giggle or shout.

I will pass my poetry

To those who appreciate…

This form of creativity,

Their reaction “pays the freight”.**

My boss stopped me at work

From handing out my nuggets of joy…

I guess possibly offending someone

Would affect his and my employ.

There’s a third-shift cashier–actually two—

For which I keep a smile…

They have no computer access

So I share with them a while.

One or two folks near home or at work

Get a copy, if it’s something good…

One or two folks I work with,

My poetry, have understood.

–Jonathan Caswell

NOTE**: To “pay the freight” is another way of saying you get enough back by doing it to make it worth your while…worth your effort.