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LIMERICK EXPLOSION–WE POETS!

GOOD LUCK writing poetry,

When it’s rather noisy…

Constant din

Slows thinking within,

But one writes on stoicly!

Limerick proverb flies,

SMACK…between the eyes…

As it goes

Comprehension slows,

But quickens when realized.

Poetry people part

With the very best of their art…

Richly blessed

Creativeness,

Sets these folks apart!

Passing out poetry,

Most of it is free…

Many won’t pay

Anyway,

That’s real economy!

All those fancy smart phones,

Getting into our homes…

Would you guess

The G.P.S.

Monitored by flying drones?

–Jonathan E. Caswell

POETS’ ENVY FOR PAINTERS

POETS’ ENVY FOR PAINTERS

tune: OH JERUSALEM)

The other night I saw the clouds

In the western sky…

One side was all golden,

The other…grey and white:

The white was stark against the grey

In huge cotton balls,

The right side…golden sun came through

As of from Heaven’s halls…

From the right side, golden light came through

As if from Heaven’s halls!

The sunset clouds,

Those sunset clouds…

Changing as we speak!

So hard to describe in poetic terms.

Except with tongue-in-cheek!

The scene kept changing as I watched,

The golden slowly dies,

Cotton candy darkened

While lit up from inside…

The cloud bank slowly lost its light

While lit gold from inside!

Oh sunset cloud,

Oh sunset clouds,

Covering God’s holy light!

Keep changing into the darkness

Providing an art’s delight…

Keep changing ito darkness…

Providing artistic delight!!!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

POSITIVE NEW YEAR

POSITIVE NEW YEAR

From the balcony with a smile,
Said, “think positive, Child”…
It should be thus
To think on the “plus,”
This New Year is yet undefiled.

Think positively, you’re in it,
Your future is in the next minute…
Think positively
And you’ll agree
Your future is as bright as you spin it.

Despite the eventual trial,
Face ev’ry new day with a smile…
I see what she meant
And I do repent,
Poets are positive…once in a while!

—Jonathan Caswell