POETRY FORMAT, 8 Sep 2014
Ghouls troll school halls
preying on the young
who have no better options.
A protester asks a teacher,
“Aren’t you afraid they’ll get killed?”
and is answered,
“Better a short life with meaning
than a long one without.”
That’s it? Meaning is in short supply
and worn out like the textbooks.
There are recruiting quotas to be met,
so standards are lowered,
bonuses paid, hopes inflated,
and patriotic delusions fueled.
This is the greatest military machine in history.
It grinds slowly, but it grinds exceedingly fine.
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
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 8 Sep 2014.
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