POETRY FORMAT, 2 Dec 2013
Were I to be a criminal
I’d try to be original.
Instead of robbing banks and stores
I’d like to rob the world of wars.
I’d steal them all and hide them well,
and if asked where I’d never tell.
I know this would be hard on those
who love to fight their evil foes,
who make good livings from such strife,
who profit from the loss of life.
But if my theft created peace
and made the constant bloodshed cease,
I hope that for my dreadful crime
I would not have to serve much time.
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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