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2020-02-19

“UNDYING LOVE TO GRANDPA ROLY” by JTK.CA

My tribute poem to Dad’s dad, my late Grandpa Roly
(William Roland Ketchen),
written after his 1987 passing.

“UNDYING LOVE TO GRANDPA ROLY”
by JTK.CA

Many say you’ve gone away;
It’s very true, you have —
Lost to sight and sound and touch,
A grandpa and a dad.

Oh, how I miss your smile!
I miss your bear hugs too.
I loved to say, “I love you!”
And hear you say, “I kind of like you too!”

I didn’t grieve your “death,”
For life anew you have.
I only miss you desperately;
That’s all that makes me sad.
Lost to sight and sound and touch,
A grandpa and a dad.

The sadness lingers little.
It’s the beginning, and there’s no end!
Found to light and life and love,
My grandpa and my friend!

http://JTK.CA
Tad@NudistPoet.com
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

WILLIAM ROLAND KETCHEN
1913-1987

His birthday was Valentine’s Day, which was totally appropriate!


2020-01-16

Walmart Selfie: Today (2020-01-16 @ 15:38). You’re welcome. 😎👀

Walmart Selfie: Today (2020-01-16 @ 15:38). You’re welcome. ðŸ˜ŽðŸ‘€

2020-01-10

“SENTI-MENTAL DREAMSCAPE” by Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Wow! I just woke up from an incredible dream, full of me choking up a few times and crying at profundities, seeing a simple roadside photo of a fence with wooden posts and barbed wire and tree branches poking through that formed the face of Jesus. I showed it to others. They couldn’t see Jesus’ face. They just saw the fence. But, in the dream, I had a hallucination of an old friend (Dean Cluett) from our years in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, and I showed it to him and he saw Jesus’ face in the branches. Music was throughout the dream. It always seeps in because I sleep to my fave iTunes tracks on Shuffle. While Serena Ryder was singing “Blown Like The Wind At Night” I professed that she’s on my Fantasy Wife list, telling that to another character in my dream. Bruce Cockburn was singing “Pangs Of Love,” with his lyrics, “I came so far around the world ... ” mixing with my fond memories of my childhood years on Cape Breton Island. From this dream filter, I was overwhelmed by the thought of how we all are fathered many times over temporally and geographically. Father, grandfather, great grandfather, etc. The whole epic scale of the history of how we each individually came to be who we are — that whole epic scale overwhelmed me. I love my dreams. They’re always full of incredible detail. They were HD before there was HD. But this particular dream was jam-packed, and for a change, characters in the dream weren’t trying to kill me. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

“MY LIFE IS IN STORAGE” by JTK.CA

“MY LIFE IS IN STORAGE” by http://JTK.CA
(Written Feb. 1, 2000)

I’ve moved to my Grandma’s.
My life is in storage.
I’d like Frosted Flakes,
But I’m stuck eating porridge.

My computer is locked up

And packed in big boxes.
About all I have here
Are my shoes and my soxes.

I’m used to typesetting,

But I’m back to typewriter
And Liquid Paper on paper
As a poet and writer.

Awaiting my big break
In graphic design,

I type my way
To the end of the line.

But even though

My computer’s not on,
You can still view my website,
TadCreations.com.

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2019-12-20

“CANADA’s INVERSION OF GOOD AND EVIL” by @NudistPoet (JTK.CA)

“CANADA’s INVERSION OF GOOD AND EVIL” by @NudistPoet (JTK.CA):

CANADA has INVERTED good & evil. The DEATH PENALTY for a murderer is illegal. The DEATH PENALTY for innocent preborn children is legal. The DEATH PENALTY for innocent people who are about to die and not get better is perfectly fine; a doctor is allowed to give a perfectly innocent person a LETHAL injection. But remember, the DEATH PENALTY for a murderer is unthinkable! — Jonathan Tad Ketchen (NudistPoet.com & TadCreations.com & http://JTK.CA)

2019-12-17

And that’s how babies are made! ðŸĪŠðŸĪĢ💖

via GIPHY

And that’s how babies are made! ðŸĪŠðŸĪĢ💖

Who says I, as a pro-lifer, cannot have a sense of humour? 😉💖

2019-12-15

“OCD” by http://JTK.CA

If I do go out, I only go out once a day. For one thing, it’s a big production since I have to put on clothing. I’m a home nudist. I also only eat once a day. With my http://bit.ly/SevereOCD, everything in my life is a big production. Even the thought of doing the simplest thing leads me to inaction because the thought is so overwhelming. Once I’m doing something, I enjoy it. Getting started is the problem. Also, once I’ve started something, it’s hard to stop. It’s like I’ve got a broken accelerator and broken brakes.
“WHY I’M SINGLE AND CONTENT BEING A HERMIT” by http://JTK.CA

I only shave my neckbeard once or twice a month when it gets too itchy. That’s also why I’m not a big webcammer. Also, my OCD-induced ablutophobia (fear of bathing) is so bad that showering fills me with a feeling of nostalgia, which is why I keep most of my social life online. ðŸĪŠ The cashiers at the Variety Store next door “are” my social life. http://bit.ly/SevereOCD is all my blog posts on my life with Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and why life has been so much simpler for me since I got tired of losing jobs over the OCD and went on Disability pensions in 2004 at age 36. Best decision I ever made! Much happier now!

2019-12-12

“SNOW AT NIGHT” by JTK.CA

Stars on a table —
Snow at night.
If you were able,
You’d see the light.

2019-11-25

“LONG LIVE NEW AGE MUSIC!”
(In response to some messages I received
while working at Camp Pinnacle,
a Christian camp in upstate New York)
(Dedicated to Enya)
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TadCreations.com
Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
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Your high and mighty wisdom
Captivates the hearts of fellow Christians.
Oh, how wise you are,
How indisputable your claims!
High atop the pinnacle of your mighty castle,
Your serfs and vassals below await your every cry.

I can hear you now.
“Stay away my friends from non-Christian music.
It will eat a hole in your soul.
Evil surrounds every word, every chord
Because the music is not dedicated to the Lord.”
In response to your musical wisdom,
I think you’ve played a bitter chord
In the ear of God, your Lord.
Each pitch is His creation.
Each word, each chord
Stands or falls at the call of Creator Lord, not at the call of men.
Music’s value rests in the Creator’s perfect wisdom,
Not in the hands of men below;
Yet, He lets them write and sing its lofty tones.

I don’t hear God speaking through your tumultuous words.*      
I hear in Enya’s new age, lofty tones
The whispering voice of Christ, my Lord.**            
Your words bring great confusion.
Enya’s God-given gift is soothing.

Music is not Christian or non-Christian.
Music doesn’t need a Saviour;
We do.

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* 1 Kings 19:11-12
** 1 Kings 19:12-13

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Tad’s Note: I told Dad (@RevDavidKetchen) about how the
preacher in one of Camp Pinnacle’s chapel services warned us
about how non-Christian music gave out subliminal messages.
Because of that, I told Dad I was thinking about getting rid of
all my secular music CDs, to which Dad wisely responded, “I
think that preacher was sending you subliminal messages.”
My poem (above) was the result.

“DON’T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES” by JTK.CA


“DON’T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES”
by Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

The wife of an elder in one of Dad’s (@RevDavidKetchen) churches said to him, “We don’t come to church to be told we’re sinners.” She also told him, “Your preaching is an embarrassment.” Dad was prone to depression his whole life, and she certainly did not help. Nonetheless, the weird thing is that Dad got a birthday card from her when everyone else in the church forgot his birthday.

DON’T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES.

I once criticized a co-worker on the “F” word being one-half of his vocabulary, since he used it every other word. Needless to say, Mr. F answered me with a diatribe of profanity. Sometime later, I was upset by someone’s treatment of me, and, lo and behold, Mr. F came to my defence and encouraged me.

DON’T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES.

2019-11-11

“SENTINEL” ::: © Tad (JTK.CA) @NudistPoet a.k.a. Jonathan Tad Ketchen ::: He sits on top of my fridge year-round, paying tribute to all #Veterans who fought for our freedom. #RemembranceDay #VeteransDay #Poppy #Poppies #InFlandersField

“SENTINEL” ::: © Tad (JTK.CA) @NudistPoet a.k.a. Jonathan Tad Ketchen ::: He sits on top of my fridge year-round, paying tribute to all #Veterans who fought for our freedom. #RemembranceDay #VeteransDay #Poppy #Poppies #InFlandersField