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Thursday, August 03, 2006


by Charles Frederickson

Shear madness wild and wooly
Deep pile fleece bombastic stealth
Cover-ups perpetrated by rapacious carnivores
Remaking tigers tame sheep ferocious

Too gentle to live amongst
Ravenous wolves howling moon predators
Lascivious rabid foam spitfire drool
Bleating for mercy Allah willing

Cunning and conning silver foxes
Fierce hunted creatures demon haunted
Vixens cannot hide luxurious bushy
Tails furry pelt scraps entrapped

Black sheep are biting beasts
Straying from flock lost found
Rams protecting flock fighting back
Gelded horny wethers shagging man

Ewes bearing hundreds of guileless
Sacrificial lambs led to slaughter
Tenderized mutton marinated in blood
Lesser god forsaken altar offerings

Dr. Charles Frederickson is a Swedish-American pragmatic idealist, chronic optimist and heretical believer who has wandered intrepidly through 206 countries, an original sketch and poetic impression for each presented on Having spread rejuvenated roots and wings in Thailand, the past year has been devoted to providing volunteer comfort and supportive relief to children and families affected by the tsunami. 100+ publications on 5 continents.