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Sunday, July 03, 2011


 Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

All religions profess commonplace values
Merciful kindness embracing each other
Teaching brotherly love not enmity
Non-violent advocates disengaging hateful fear

Toleration is most ardent devotion
Insightful understanding the truthful consequence
Of compassionate humanity begging pardon
Practicing flexibility charity humility magnanimity

True love requires infinite patience
Faking sincerity for heretical beliefs
Practices habits customs folkways mores
High-spirited multiversity expressing opinions freely

One’s enemy is the best
Teacher enlightened by radically different
Ways of looking at distorted
Perspectives dissimilar from our own

Celebrating individual differences without necessarily
Accepting bent curve time warps
Macrocosmic vision seeking kindlier gentler
Belonging to one humanure race

Knowledge of values not facts
To do the right thing
When it should be done
Regardlessly like it or not

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.