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Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
"Zarreh zarreh jam garadad vangahi darya shavad".
A Persian Proverb

E'tokmit e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu, amani, kev sib haum xeeb, salam, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca, damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha,paz, frid, paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse, kapayapaan
Celebrating the World's Poetry of Peace

CHARLES FREDERICKSON

ABRA CADAVER

INTOLERABLE SITUATION BEST FACE MASKED
OLD LIES RECYCLED REALITY DISTORTED
GLORY STRIPPED VIEWLESS CASUALTIES HIDDEN
WORST CASE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ABORTED

TOO MANY FRIENDLY FIRE FIASCOS
DEFAMED INNOCENCE FIREBRAND REBELS DEPLORED
MYOPIC VISION HUMILIATING OPPRESSED MASSES
KILLING FIELD CIVILIAN STATISTICS IGNORED

MEDIA COVERAGE RETURNING COFFIN BLACKOUTS
UNATTENDED FUNEREAL DOUBLECROSSED FLOWER BEDS
HEAVEN FORBID CRITICALLY INJURED SEVEN
TIMES MORE NUMEROUS THAN DEAD

HOSPITALIZED VETERANS WOUNDED PRIDE SCARS
STRANGLE HOLD CHOKES GARGLING BLOOD
CORRUPTED LUNGS FUMING SMOKE SCREENS
HONOR SAVED FROM DROWNING FLOOD

STRAGGLY BARBED THOUGHTS LIFTED OVER
BOTTOMLESS PIT CHASMAL CREDIBILITY GAPS
DOGFIGHTS WAGGING TAILS RABID TONGUES
FINAL MILITARY TRIBUTE TRUMPETING TAPS



MIMESIS

GOD IS LOVE RECONCILING HATE
CONTRADICTORY FEELINGS SCOURING INSCRUTIBLE WORLD
ARISEN UNCERTAINTY OUTLIVES WILLING WON'TS
NOTHING'S TRUE WHEN DEAD WRONG

FOR CHRIST'S SAKE BELIEVED IN
DENIAL ABSOLUTION PUZZLING STAINED GLASS
CRYSTALLINE MOSAIC THORNLESS ROSE PANES
FITTING PARADISIACAL MEMORIALS FROZEN INFINITUDE

TIME IS MONEY WASTED HOURS
SPENT MOMENTS BEGGING SECOND CHANCES
DEFACED CLOCKS COUNTERING DISFIGURED HANDS
FOREVER DOESN'T LAST THAT LONG

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE STELLAR CONSTELLATIONS
ORION HUNTSGOD ON THE PROWL
CERBERUS' THREE HEADS ENTRANCING HADES
UNDOING IMPOSSIBILITIES ORPHESUS' RESCUE MISSION

LOVE IS SEX GLORIFYING LUST
TURNED AWAY FROM HOLY COMMUNION
NOCTURNAL PULSE THROBBING SKIN DEEP
DISILLUSIONED ENCHANTMENT EVENING NUMBED PASSION



COLONEL BLIMP

AN ELDERLY POMPOUS SHORT-SIGHTED REACTIONARY
ESPECIALLY AN ARMY OFFICER OR
GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AFTER COLONEL BLIMP
CARTOON CHARACTER DAVID LOW CREATED

CAUGHT BETWEEN ALOOF STARRY-EYED GENERAL
AND FRONT-LINE LIEUTENANTS DUTY BOUND
LIVING DEAD AUTOMATONS WALKING POINT
BOOBY TRAP PRIZES TRIGGERS SPRUNG

RUBY BREASTED FULL BIRD COLONEL
EAGLE INSIGNIA PURPLE HEARTBEAT PRINT
FOLLOWING ORDERS UNDOING IMPOSSIBLE ILLUSIONS
TROMPE D'OEUL ROOSTERS LAYING EGGS

UNHEALED PATE SCARS CRUSTY SCABS
BATTLE TROPHY SCALP LICE INFESTED
CLOSE SHAVE SPLIT ENDS CLIPPED
SNARLS BRUSHED AWAY PART COMBED

FRIENDLY BACKFIRES CLEAR IGNOBLE PATH
PREMATURE EXHAUSTED GAS MISGUIDED MISSILES
EXTINGUISHED FELL SWOOP COMBAT BATTALION
SKEET SHOOT CLAY PIGEONS BLOODBATH

HIS MEN DIED HE DIDN'T
SECOND CHANCES THIRD STRIKES NULLIFIED
SURVIVAL GUILT INDELIBLY TATTOOED GRIEF
HE'LL NEVER FORGIVE HIMSELF FORGET


YO - HO - HO

PHANTOM LIBERTY ASSIGNATION PASSED OVER
PIRATED DEMOCRACY WALKING SLIVERED GANGPLANK
CROW'S-NEST LOOKOUT ATOP TEETERY MAST
FARSCAPE VANISHING POINT PERSPECTIVE LOST

DRIFTWOOD GHOSTS HAUNT FORSAKEN DESERT
BURIAL MOUND DUNES UNEARTHLY TREASURE
TARNISHED GOLDEN RULE DOUBLOON LOOT
QUICKSAND SUCKING DOWN HUMANISTIC VALUES

MENACING SKULLDUGGERY OMINOUS CROSSBONE LABEL
MIND POISON BULLY TACTICS INTIMIDATION
BLOODSHOT REDEYE HIDING BEHIND PATCH
EMANCIPATION IN JEOPARDY SOUNDING ALARM

AMORAL CRUSADERS WHITE FLAG SURRENDER
IN NAME OF GOD-AWFUL TRAVESTIES
LICENSED RAPE LAWLESS PILLAGE ABANDONED
UNFATHOMABLE PAPAL BULL UNHOLY WAR

FRESHWATER PIRATE PERCH UNUSUAL SINCE
ANAL OPENING INHABITS DEEP THROAT
MONGERS PEDDLING DECEIPT FISHY SMELLS
TAMPERING WITH CHERISHED SELF-EVIDENT TRUTHS


SENSELESS WAR

CAN'T SEE BEYOND THEIR NOSES
FORMIDABLE THOUGH SNOUT BLOWHOLES BE
FLARED NOSTRILS SNORTING PENT-UP ANGER
ELEPHANTINE PROBOSCIS TRUMPETING HOLLOW VICTORY

MYOPIA BLURS FAR-FETCHED DEPTH PERCEPTION
EYEBALL SCAR TISSUE FACING SCRUTINY
OPTIC NERVE TO BRAIN DISCONNECTIONS
WAVELENGTHS ON THE BLINK MUTINY

FORTUNE TELLERS STACK TAROT DECKS
LIFELINE WIPED OFF MISREAD PALM
COBWEBBED MEMORY CATACOMBS SWEPT AWAY
VISIONARY PEACEKEEPERS INSTILLING OMINOUS CALM


MERCILESS TENDER

TWISTED PIGTAIL PLAITING HATE ADDICTS
HOOKED LIKE GAUZE SHROUDED HAM
MIDEAST ANATHEMA CHOKING SMOKEHOUSE CURED
DRIPPING HONEY MARINATE ATTRACTING STINGS

BLOODSHOT EYES SEDUCED BY VIOLENCE
AT ONCE REPULSIVE YET COMPELLING
VICARIOUS THRILLS OUTRAGEOUS SPIT FIREWORKS
IMPLODING TESTOSTERONE SHELL SHOCK REVENGE

SEMINOMAD DESERT TOUGH SKINNED SURVIVORS
ARID SPIRITS SUFFERING PRICKLY HEAT
SHALLOW SAGUARO ROOTS WIDESPREAD INVASION
ROTTEN FRUIT FORCIBLY CRACKED OPEN

BLACK VERSUS WHITE EXPURGATING GRAY
MALODOROUS LYING SKUNK PISSING CONTESTS
BUSHY-TAILED STAINED NEWSPRINT SPANGLED BANNERS
STEAM IRONS PRESSING REGIME CHANGE

PEACEMONGERS INJUSTICE OF WAR ADVOCATES
GLACIAL ACTION MELTDOWN SPURNING RETREAT
CENSORED SUNLIGHT FILTERED TEARDROP POOLS
SWIMMING AGAINST RELENTLESS CURRENT DRIFT

Charles Frederickson is a pragmatic idealist and longtime resident of Thailand and has traveled to 206 countries, has created an original sketch and poetic impression for each which are presented on http://www. imagesof.8K.com. He has a PH.D (Loyola) and is a post-doctoral visiting scholar (Columbia): MENSA, International Emmy, CLIO, SAG, Student Academy Awards and New York Awards Judge: film, video & CD-Rom writer, performer, director and producer and his work has appeared in more than 50 publications.

PAX VOBISCUM.

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