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Friday, August 08, 2008


PoeArtry by Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote

Few mortals reach Olympus summit
     Walt Whitman shouted Vivas for
          All those who have failed
               But done so with dignity

               Mental gymnastics uplifting weighty burden
          Keeping track tripping over hurdles
     Hop-skip-jumping to conclusions
High bar leaps of faith

Dashed chance bruised ego stumbles
     Secondhand excuses up for grabs
          Relay team blaming each other
               Dropped baton scapegoats butted off

               Triumphant past never repeats itself
          Once upon probably never was
     Broken records pieced back together
Promise stuck in vinyl crack

Failed courage coming up short
     Unjeweled crown bleeding thorny sweat
          Ploughshares dragged across furrowed brow
               Phantom spirit letdown unsung anthem

               Disneyworld moments regurgitated umpteen times
          Hero worship glorifies nationalistic pride
     Surpassing expectations bettering personal bests
Smiling adverts hoped for hype

The dynamic duo of always toptimistic upstARTs, Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote edit, an eclectic cosmopolitan poeartry quarterly EZine. Check out Dr. Chazz’s No Holds Bard website:, and Saknarin’s new Glad Thaidings exhibition: