Tag Archives: women

MARATHON MOMENTS

Watching the Boston Marathon

Runners break the tape…

Strategic running is key

To win a towel drap.

Wheelchair,women and the men

All in separate races…

Making easier to see

Triumphant, tired faces.

Then the rest may start to run,

Ten thousand at a time…?

Each runner to do their best

On a course far from sublime.

TV camera on I-phones

Capture close-up views…

Shown by minute at the scene

And on the evening news!

Economics have a play

In each winner’s goals…

Large amounts of the award moneys

Sent back to cure a nation’s woes.

I know a Ghanaian man

Who sends back money too…

How he does it, I don’t know

But his family’s heart is true!

–Jonathan Caswell

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WOMEN HE ADMIRES

WOMEN HE ADMIRES

The poet admires women,

Most know where he is beginning…

Based on sight

The Poet’s delight,

Whether walking or standing or swimming!

He’s not a one-facet man,

There’s more to him than curves and tan…

Feminine character

He likes to observe,

Just looks ain’t enough for THIS man.

Her hair, nice curves and face,

Aren’t enough..she must show grace…

Direction from within

By the Holy Spirit’s having been

Living inside with Godly faith.

The poet likes women who are kind,

Especially to him nor does he mind…

That they choose to speak

On behalf of the weak

Compassionate their way, so inclined.

A woman’s growing faith, who’ll object,

Her speaking when needed, so direct…

Waking up sensitivities

Of Godly proclivities,

Does it happen often enough, I suspect?

As Abigail married a fool*

Her wisdom was her tool…

To save King David’s honor

When events were thrust upon her,

Her beauty, combined with wisdom, made men drool.

My wife knows how I stand,

That I’m hardly a perfect man…

I try to do as I ought

For principles well-fought,

Her character–her beauty–is grand!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Abigail married Nabal…the whole story is in the Bible Book of 1st Samuel, Chapter 25, verses 2 through 44.

WHEN I’M FEELING SMALL

WHEN I’M FEELING SMALL

(With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel)

When I’m down and out

And filled with personal doubt…

An angel stops near

To speak in my ear,

Encouraging me to hold out.

Several things often pile

Up to prevent a smile…

The Lord takes the time

To ease my mind,

How to “get” me is deep in my file!

Women seem to touch the best

Chord in me when in distress…

The ones I know

Mean what they show,

‘Though sometimes it’s part of the test.

–Jonathan Caswell

“CONSUMING” SWEET THINGS

SWEET THING “CONSUMPTION”

 

Trying writing of angel redheads,

I find the “word store” goes dead…

I’m not really sure

I can stand the impure,

It doesn’t thrill me much, I’ve said.

If visual aids aren’t a thrill,

It’s time to find something that will…

That part of my life

Is tied to a wife

And we’re not telling…!

I’ve found in poetry,

Relating to colleagues I don’t (really) see…

Our words back and forth

Are wonderfully more worth

What used to be important to me.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

(http://clipartmountain.com/angel1.htm)

 

 

A BLOGGER AT THIS PACE…?

A BLOGGER AT THIS PACE…?

 

Went six pages out of nineteen,

Of following the MUMFORD scene…

At a poem every six,

Posting them betwixt

Other blogs make this poet quite keen.

Been going amongst followers of this blog,

To see what they’re doing and jog…

Their memory

To remember me,

The next time they are visiting blogs.  🙂

And still collecting gravatars,

Those creative women are stars…

From the heavens above

With blogs I oft love,

Being creative (like me) with life’s scars!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

A RESPECTFUL REQUEST FROM A FELLOW POET

 In the eyes of a lady

A RESPECTFUL REQUEST FROM A FELLOW POET…?

 

This poet has a request

That women may well be best…

At writing to describe

How do they survive,

When faced with a girl-watching pest?

ANY TAKERS?????

(or else…explain to me and I’ll have a go at writing it…JUST THINK—a guest appearance on an up-and-coming poetry blog!!!!?)