POETRY FORMAT, 15 Jul 2013
When a war has just begun
it can seem like lots of fun—
hunting down the evil prey,
killing bad guys every day.
Here’s a sport for manly men,
and for women now and then.
As it grinds on endlessly
even hawks may skeptically
wonder if it’s worth the cost,
or if sanity’s been lost.
Once the flow of blood is launched
seldom can it soon be staunched.
Sport turns tragic, players die,
even heroes dare ask why.
One war ends, some time goes by;
just be patient, here is why:
When you think with war we’re done
someone starts another one.
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
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