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(with a surpiise ending!)

Under glowering cloud,

Not enough eaten allowed…

Rather damning

The double whammy

Of which nobody is proud.

Regrets and losses today

Seem greater that they got away…

What can he do

When things are so blue,

Perhaps he can praise it away!

“Count it all joy when you see,

“Temptation,” says James One–two and three….

The trying of faith

Patience vouchsafe,

Will grow the Jesus in thee!

Rejoice–Pililippians Four–four and five–

Be anxious for nothing, you’re alive…

With gentle spirit voice

Always rejoice,

Let the knowledge of God’s provision always drive!

So rejoice in the day of trouble,

Endure and God blesses double…

Each trouble will mature

And with confidence endure,

Popping any unrealistic bubble.

–Jonathan Caswell



Daffodils and iris wink

At dandelions who think…

They were first in fallow

Ground too shallow

On the edges of a former ice rink.

Flowers reach for the sun,

Phototropism’s how it’s done…

Stems bend the way

To catch full sun’s rays,

Turn the pot to straighten them some.

Dandelions are good for wine,

AndĀ greens eaten fresh are fine…

But wait too long

And the smell is strong

Of other “seasoning” in time!

Dandelions growing early in the year

Reach for the sky when stems appear…

But cut down frequently

The stems grow short to be,

To produce seed parachutes in the clear.

Magnolia treesĀ blossom North and South,

In the North before the awakened cotton mouth*…

That fragrance in the breeze

May cause someone to sneeze,

But is enjoyed by me and my spouse!

–Jonathan Caswell

* cotton mouth….a poisonous water snake.