Conflict Resolution

POETRY FORMAT, 10 Sep 2012

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

When I perceive I’ve been attacked
there is a virtue that I’ve lacked:
Instead of letting strife abate
I’m eager to retaliate.

I protest loudly and insist
on trashing my antagonist.

I rant about his grievous sins,
I make things worse and no one wins.

I’d like to find a better way
and hope that there will come a day
when people who conflict with me
will learn to act more graciously.

There is no need to clash and fight
if they will just concede I’m right.


Tom Greening: “I engage in five professional activities:
Faculty Member at Saybrook University
Private Practice of Psychotherapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology, UCLA
International Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Writing (Poetry).”


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