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TAKING (GIVING) A BREAK

TAKING (GIVING) A BREAK

For friends he loves the best,

He tends to be a pest…

Taking break

For friendship’s sake,

For now granting them rest.

So easy to get overwrought

And focused in ways we should not…

Let them breathe–

Don’t yourself deceive–

They’re not your only shot!

Almost done with his preaching,

Doesn’t matter whom else he’s reaching…

The message is sown

For his ears alone,

Does anyone else need this teaching?

–Jonathan Caswell

ANTI-PINOCCHIO UNBOUND

ANTI-PINOCCHIO UNBOUND

Why should a man disclose

His inward-growing nose…

Laying bare

All the stuff in there,

Like the taking off of clothes?

Not everyone wants to know

The inward motives so…

Some are plain

With just disdain

For apparent needing to expose.

Some make comments thus,

He is too honest for us…

Pull back gently–

Don’t embarrass me–

You’re giving us too much trust!

–Jonathan Caswell