Submission Guidelines: Send unpublished poems in the body of an email (NO ATTACHMENTS) to nvneditor[at] No simultaneous submissions. Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. No payment. Authors retain all rights after 1st-time appearance here. Scroll down the right sidebar for the fine print.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


by The Bangkok Bards 
Saknarin Chinayote & Charles Frederickson

I choose to live gently
Soft touch trusting gut instincts
Mindful sensibilities overflowing tender mercy
Others-oriented wellness deeply felt

Social superiority polite refined manner
Serene calmness soothing anxious mindset
Nothing achieved by harsh force
Shouts yielding to hush-hush ponderings

Gentleness doesn’t imply weakness brute
Strength most potent life force
The art of introspective contemplation
Manifests kindly compassion universal truths

Remember to be gentle toward
Others stern with humble self
Feeling pleased deeds well done
Genuine good-natured smiles wondrous miracles

Humankind evolves with mutual help
From Nature welfare overpowering warfare
Survival of Fittest habitually practiced
Non-threatening manner stabilizing manipulative justice

Resilient when knowingly vulnerable bravely
Facing fears in masked defeat
Pride nurturing plants acting respectfully
Toward creatures objects needing TLC

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson and Mr. Saknarin Chinayote proudly present YouTube mini-movies @ YouTube – CharlesThai1 .