POETRY FORMAT, 29 Jul 2013

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

“This is the part I didn’t want to see.” 
Sgt. Kendall Sorensen

After the fun, after the shooting spree,
this is the part we did not want to see—
Two groups of victims on a smoking plain,
one armed with tanks, the other armed with pain.
Reluctantly, the conquering hero sees
his own defeat in eyes of refugees,
while shattered children trapped in lives of fear
are asked to trust their fate to some emir
whose bathrooms are adorned with unearned gold
to symbolize new order wrought from old.
Revenge against revenge—it does not cease.
The desert storm has brought no rain of peace.

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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