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A DISH OF POPCORN

A DISH OF POPCORN

Encouragement in many forms

Brightens the outlook and warms…

The cockles of hearts

By fine mystic arts,

Even through shared, popped corns!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

THE PIZZA GUY!!!!

THE PIZZA GUY!!!

 

It has happened once before,

Pizza delivery in the door…

He and I talk

Waiting for a customer’s walk

To my desk their supper to pay for.

I couldn’t show him my “tome”,

I managed to leave that home…

But gave him a copy

Of sentiment soppy,

That he could read later on.

Delivery guys who read

Are customers of mine guaranteed…

Mind stimulation

While plying vocation

Makes a better person indeed!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WHO WOULDN’T GO?

WHO WOULDN’T GO?

 

We have a Christmas request

From her brother at his behest…

To come up and share

Some fresh mountain air,

To be his family guests.

The last time, a year ago,

He was hurting so…

His wife had just died

But his sister replied,

That she wanted a Christmas tree so!

Brother Joe went out in the chill,

Finding answer for Diana’s will…

When the snow had dripped

He tied and chipped,

It into a warm fuzzy thrill.

So each year Joe asks us back

To his home in th’Adirondacks…

We’ll go and stay

And brighten his way,

For a week or so, making snow tracks.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

PASSING OUT!

PASSING OUT!

 

Maybe you’re the kind of one

Who likes to pass things out…

Helping Momma or yourself,

With a giggle or shout.

I will pass my poetry

To those who appreciate…

This form of creativity,

Their reaction “pays the freight”.**

My boss stopped me at work

From handing out my nuggets of joy…

I guess possibly offending someone

Would affect his and my employ.

There’s a third-shift cashier–actually two—

For which I keep a smile…

They have no computer access

So I share with them a while.

One or two folks near home or at work

Get a copy, if it’s something good…

One or two folks I work with,

My poetry, have understood.

–Jonathan Caswell

NOTE**: To “pay the freight” is another way of saying you get enough back by doing it to make it worth your while…worth your effort.