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Thursday, October 18, 2007


poeArtry by Charles Frederickson

Crisis of confidence glacial breakaway
    Noxious whitehouse gases no limits
        Massive icebergs hidden below surface
            Cracks revealing abysmal credibility gaps

Harsh CIA interrogations topless secrets
    Terror suspects barraged with humiliating
        Painful physical ill-conceived psychological tactics
            Waterboarding simulated drowning sadistic mind-games

Bent funhouse sideshow mirror distortions
    Warped values emotional roller coaster
        Derailed friction on collision course
            Loop-the-Loop thrill ride suffering whiplash

Unethical Age of Manic Depression
    Drip-drip-drip scandals unbecoming deluge
        Nothing too extreme mood swings
            Cruel uncivil rights inhuman wrongs

Technology capable of improving standards
    Conscientious objectors mass destruction weapons
        Potential for goodness gracious evildoers
            Grounded rusty anchor common decency

Moral is there are none
    If WE can do it
        To THEM why won’t THEY
            Do the same to US

An ARTiculate uinVERSEalist, heretical believer, pragmatic idealist and visionary enabler, Dr. Charles Frederickson’s seasoned wonderland intrepid wanderlust has taken him to 206 countries, images and impressions of each presented on One-man art gallery shows in Chicago, Bangkok and Amman, as well as dozens of magazine covers and graphic arts illustrations. His innovative poem & picture PoeArtry combos are ongoing Poem of the Day features @ as well as progressive political viewpoints at Current exhibitions of his artwork can be viewed at, and