POETRY FORMAT, 9 Feb 2015
Most people thought by now that I’d at least
have stopped the fighting in the Middle East.
It’s true that I succeeded once before
back when I brought an end to the Cold War,
but I must offer my apology:
I’ve failed to stop the current tragedy.
I strove to do that, but I will confess
it seems I’ve only added to the mess.
I try and try, but cannot break the curse,
and as you see, it steadily gets worse.
We know, alas, that I’m no macho cop
who forcefully makes perpetrators stop.
Instead, I dazzle, wheedle and beguile,
and thus make scowling adversaries smile.
So rest assured, I’ll find some clever way
and you’ll discover on one happy day,
perhaps as early as this coming week,
that I’ve created that rare peace you seek.
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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