Tag Archives: put back away

THEY AREN’T GOOD NOTES WHEN…

THEY AREN’T GOOD NOTES WHEN…

I have no secretary,

I take notes on whatever I see…

If the reference obscure

Can’t be read for sure,

It’s no use in my poetry!

Like when I lost my glasses,

Determined to write for time passes…

Words ran together

Not useable ever,

Those nurses were mighty fine lasses!

I found I’d written already,

One poem from notes I had ready…

Time spent in decipher

Made me no wiser,

That idea’s put back to “beddy”.

–Jonathan Caswell

MEMORIES IN TRIPLICATE

MEMORIES IN TRIPLICATE

 

Whist I lay down a while,

My wife went rooting up files…

In a big plastic box,

The smiling fox

Made several o’erflowing piles.

Memories we found a-plenty,

Overwhelming  just how many…

And what befell

We found pictures as well,

Not all of which were put back away!

I found another box that could

Be used for photographs good…

That improved sorting

Without sporting

A cascading paper flood.

When I left for work, my Missus,

Planted on me one or two kisses…

Then she carried on,

The order to spawn

Among evident auspices.

 

–Jonathan Caswell