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Sunday, October 06, 2013


by The Bangkok Bards 
Saknarin Chinayote & Charles Frederickson

If the horrendous losses sustained
During World Wars are not enough
What must be the price
Of arousing our ultimate awakening

Ten million killed twenty million
Wounded emotionally maimed for life
Poisonous gas epidemic creating bacteria
Uncivil secret courts unmanned drones

Pre-war normality means post-war depression
In wholesale murder bullyrag gamesmanship
What if huge wasted expenditures
Aimed for productivity not destruction

Crooked gerrymandering pandering partisan advantage
Scoring F in zigzagging Freakonomics
Disarmament on humane grounds focuses
Attention on rebuked No Nukes

Saving hungry noble caring gesture
Viewed economically it’s first-aid nursing
If enabled destitute produce wealth
There’s no reason for starvation

Changing smug attitudes requires re-envisioning
Relentlessly battling elements through science
Lightning wind air wave energy
While the Sun still shines

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