Category Archives: dedicated to Joanne


Stranger outcomes happen,

When opportunity’s tapping,

Wanting in

And you begin

Writing ideas you’re trapping!

He’s written ’bout Christ and trains–

Weather seems worth one’s pains….

Fashion poems are new

As something to do,

And the challenge takes working brains!

I’d say it is channeling energy,

Most of which has left me….

Shapes and sizes

And stylish surmises,

Still need a bard’s entrée.

“An eye for the women.” one said,

Focusing on their clothes instead..

“Clothes make the man”

And women, and can

Leave little more to be said!

YET–a poet describes,

Details that emanate vibes…

Along a track

That likes feedback,

Both positive and wise!

–Jonathan Caswell





He calls himself “fashion poet”,

One or two others know it…

In pursuits

Avoiding lawsuits,

He certainly doesn’t want to blow it!

Him being man and all,

Must carefully judge his call…

With less passion

Than stereotypical fashion,

Not being the Beast at the ball.

Gender matters to him,

Especially if women…

They’re the kind

He most has in mind,

Do they mind if he tiptoes in?

–Jonathan Caswell



His is emotionally

Attached to someone he sees…

Willingness per view

Is nothing new,

For years, near-automatically!

He doesn’t dare name names,

To much risk that doing so shames….

Him and /or her

Better, as it were,

Keep on with his excuses lame.

In honest reality,

He’s sweet on nearly all he sees…

That are of a mind

Both open and kind,

A give-and-take mentality.

Certain ones do catch his eye,

Reveal…he won’t even try…

Suffice to say

Some blow him away,

But he’d be lost without his “Di.”

(His wife’s nickname)

–Jonathan Caswell


<3 JOANNE <3

❤    JOANNE    ❤

Putting it very succinctly,

Joanne in our eyes is distinctly…

A treasure to see

While we happily,

Visit her office meekly.

In fashion that’s the best,

In professional confidence rests…

Her cheery manner

With not a complainer,

Or any of which we’ll attest!

Blessed by her children dear,

We’re blessed by her presence here…

Those of us taken,

Loyalties unshaken

Would make our affection of her clear!

We hope this Valentine will do,

We sure do appreciate you…!

–Jonathan Caswell



(A song parody)*

Massachusetts jury duty–

A priviedge for few,

Whomever they may call ion

With  “nothing” to do…

A citizen’s acknowledgment

Of civic authority,

The price of freedom so they say

Picked once (at least) yearly!

A friend of mine is going

For availability

In case a trial needs them


Most stay for just one day

And then are sent on home,

Few there are that make the grade

For jury duty we’ve known.

Some folks are called more than once a year

And few know why,

Maybe their name was special

Catching a clerk’s eye…

All that we know is when we’re called

We hope it ends soon,

Though we’ll do our part on a jury

It’s working time ruined.

So if you’ve had the priviledge

Of for jury duty called,

We hope you take it quietly

And not get appalled…

For each of us must do our part

In this democracy,

You do get paid a small stipend

Icf held for trial you may be!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Dedicated to JOANNE…you lucky   citizen, you!)

* Song parody…sing this poem to the tune of THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS.