Gulf War Memorial

POETRY FORMAT, 24 Jun 2013

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

With its 750 oil well fires
burning like giant votive candles
on a vast sand altar,
Kuwait has become a shrine
where we can worship our true god
of self-destruction.
Saddam Hussein lit some,
and our valiant priests
in camouflaged cassocks
lit the others,
and the smoke from all of them
merges in the sky
as a heaven-bound tribute
to our common humanity
and insanity.

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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