Turkey Shoot

POETRY FORMAT, 25 Nov 2013

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

Some say turkeys are dumb birds
and get what they deserve.
As Major Kitchener showed us
long before Stormin’ Norman,
with the right equipment
it’s easy to kill Arabs.
Look at it from a moral viewpoint:
Sins must be punished,
especially those of others,
and most especially the eighth—
choosing the wrong side.
So the feathers flew,
and turkey blood too.
This Thanksgiving
I’ll put an American flag
on top of my turkey
and say my prayer of thanks
that I’m not one of those
who got roasted
on the sandy road to
Baghdad.
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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).”
www.tomgreening.com

 

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