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His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell


APPENDUM “C”…of the poetic work, “THREE WEST”. by Jonathan Caswell




Why did he go “inside?”

Can limericks open that wide…?

He WAS depressed,

Overly stressed–

Giving up was long-term suicide!

Where the Bible says”hate your own life,”

He took it verbatim and right…

No one at church taught

To take as he ought,

So he’s lived most of his life with that strife.

Everyone thinks God is love,

His Spirit fills us like a glove…

If the church in revival

Had taught more Bible,

He would have understood God’s Love!

–Jonathan Caswell

Commendations to the flexible staff,

They’d be high on any bar graph…

This group was mild–

Others are wild–

Working both groups  a task!

Some staff had thicker crusts,

For some strict rules were a must…

Our hero was shaken

By his belt taken,

His pants had a down-ward thrust!

Some who initially seemed hard,

Later lightened up for a bard…

Ad lib singing

A ditty springing,

By request on “Nicole” on the ward!

The teachers opened many things,

To manage those frequent mood swings…

Technique that shapes

Not playing “old tapes,”

Where happiness gleefully sings.

–Jonathan Caswell