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Thursday, June 07, 2007


by Charles Frederickson

Frothy rabid hatred empty pockets
        Holed up resistance spewing revenge
Rusty tear ducts weeping inconsolably
        Impotent rage drowned in fear

        Enigmatic fir sentinels attention bent
Conical shadows leaning on crutches
        Ghostly skeleton branches eyeless needles
Mud encrusted no longer evergreen

Brittle fragile saplings broken arrows
        Bowing east leaning towards Mecca
Nebulous silhouettes lost twilight prayers
        Bound to nefarious eternal darkness

        As dusk surrenders shrouded nighttide
Passes into itself beseeching Sunshine
        To come out of hiding
Teaching bluebirds to chirp again

Uprooted cringing hostile earthy clumps
        Caught in tangled undergrowth bramble
Thorny rosebuds unshackled cuffs polished
        Dense clueless thicket demons unbound

        Forever yet never vibrant afterlife
Crumbly wick hysteria rendered incarnate
        Trembling flames resettled ashes-to-dust
Snuffed wind-blown votive candle relit

Dr. Charles Frederickson is a Swedish-American-Thai pragmatic optimist, idealistic visionary and heretical believer who has wandered intrepidly through 206 countries, an original sketch and poem for each presented on This maverick e-gadfly is a member of World Poets Society, based in Greece, with 200+ poetry publication credits on 6 continents, such as: angelfire, Ascent Aspirations, Auckland Poetry, bc supernet, Blind Man’s Rainbow, Both Sides Now, Caveat Lector, Cordite Poetry Review, Dance to Death, Decanto, Eclipse, Flutter Magazine, Greatworks, Green Dove, Indite Circle, International Poet, Listen & Be Heard, Living Poets, Madpoetry, Melange, Newtopia, Planet Authority, Poetisphere, Poetry Canada, Poetry of Scotland, Poetry Stop, Poets for Peace, Poetry Superhighway, Pyramid, Sage of Consciousness, Stellar Showcase, Subtle Tea, Sz, The Smoking Poet, T-zero, Ya’Sou! Ygdrasil, Zafusy.