Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,078 Points [arqios] (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Frederick Kesner Poems

281. Sitting Still, Still Sitting 3/26/2018
282. Propensity 4/3/2018
283. Haiku Days 5/20/2018
284. Morning Commute 3/23/2014
285. Seasons 9/17/2006
286. April Fool's 4/5/2012
287. Naked Mind 8/29/2013
288. Hair In The Wind 10/21/2010
289. Wait 9/1/2009
290. Cheers (Almost Haiku) 4/14/2009
291. The Wound Of A Forced Exit 3/19/2009
292. A Caterpillar Returns 8/23/2006
293. The Thoughts Meander 10/17/2005
294. Modular Nonconformity 3/5/2009
295. Friends Forever Covenant 11/28/2004
296. Cry Petey, I See Bards Rounding The Bend 5/15/2006
297. Terminal Velocity 10/29/2010
298. The Road To Here And There 10/26/2010
299. Nothing Like A Mother Orphaned 9/1/2009
300. Two Black Arm Bands In The Rain 1/12/2007
301. Un-Common Courtesy 5/24/2007
302. Winter's Passing 3/4/2006
303. Aleksander Blok 10/20/2010
304. Mother, Mother 5/8/2011
305. Confrontational History 7/29/2011
306. Farewell 3/15/2009
307. Renewal 3/25/2012
308. Love's Unrequited Paradoxicity 9/17/2006
309. Shot At Dawn 5/9/2011

Comments about Frederick Kesner

  • Dominic Hunt (8/8/2012 2:19:00 AM)

    Really liked mother mother
    Deeply sad and moving

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  • LOVEFOOL Aka (3/28/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    One of the the most talented and original poets I have ever encountered.Check out his work on youtube and be very very impressed

  • Lare Austin (1/27/2005 8:09:00 PM)

    Hi Fred...your poem 'Snow Song' is such a precious capture...of thought...of mood...of feeling. In other words...this is good stuff...

    Lare Austin

  • Lare Austin (12/29/2004 11:48:00 PM)

    Hi Frederick...Your poem 'Third' is so very well written. I very much enjoyed it. Thank you. I would hope you might have a book of poetry in print...

    Lare Joseph Austin

Best Poem of Frederick Kesner

Shot At Dawn

This poem does not condone desertion
nor is it a proponent of summary execution
or the use of capital punishment as a deterrent.

The citizen army of August 1914
saw in its time 8Million signed up
resulting in 750,000 dead
of this 300/3000 executed.

This is the tale of just one life.

Shot at Dawn

At nineteen you were still a child
hopping off to an aggrandised war
filled with romantic and exuberant air

At nineteen you travelled over the channel
to Mons, by the Belgian border marching
there receiving ...

Read the full of Shot At Dawn

To Write


often it is the only
etched thing
between you and
no stink kicked up,
no feigning love,
no affluence
hatch it.


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