Tag Archives: running a gauntlet



(An Opinion)

The gauntlet of lust is gone,

The rest of us carry on…

With understanding

Principles demanding

Old perceptions to dawn.

Hormones needn’t show themselves here,

Cultivating clients in fear…

The anxiousness scale

Of any female

Should not be increased–that’s clear.

Boys will be boys will be boys,

But boys who are men make a choice…

To be not get excited

O’er “love” unrequited,

And keep strict control of one’s voice.

Comfort comes with a smile

And a quick “goodbye for a while”…

Polite but not deep,

No intimacy creep

Or being forced to go out single file!

–Jonathan Caswell



(Modern Access Control)

Ten years on the job with bonus,

Realizing occupational onus…

You can’t socialize

‘Round here (no surprise),

It’s no good in thinking “oh, woe us!”

All beauties in/out of these doors,

Can never, never be your’s…

You are there to assist,

Not grow a “friend list”

Remember…you were told this before.

Yeah, but it hurts so,

To let all those pretty friends go…

A man ought to be

Assigned more beauty,

Then is caught…when the answer is “no”.

That’s always been a problem at the door,

Some “deer in headlights” looks are there sure…

If a gauntlet they must run

Admiring men are hung

Out to dry for being immature.

–Jonathan Caswell