Sleep of Fools
POETRY FORMAT, 27 Jan 2014
So will this be the magic, blissful year
when finally all wars will disappear?
How can we keep our feeble hopes alive
while waiting for this blessing to arrive?
There are those pious souls who like to pray,
and some, like me, who try another way.
I stick my head down in the blinding sand,
drift off to sleep replete with angels, and
when waking up I quite expect to see
the world at last in perfect harmony.
If none of this transpires, what happens then?
I’ll stick my head back in the sand again.
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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