Prepackaged Thought


Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

No longer staid and antiquated,
my thinking now is automated.
Why dream up ideas by myself
when I can get them off the shelf?
I read the papers, watch the news,
and thus I get well-packaged views.
There’s always some slick TV show
to tell me what I need to know.
Those guys at Fox are really cool–
they guide me so I’m not a fool,
and thank God for talk radio
to help me learn who’s friend and foe.
I love to watch how history’s made,
how we decide whom to invade.
In decades hence when peace will reign
perhaps at leisure I will deign
to try some thinking on my own,
but now the effort makes me groan.

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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