Walter’s Search

POETRY FORMAT, 14 Sep 2015

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

He said he joined the Army
to give meaning to his life,
something his career
as a short-order cook in Alabama

The meaning he got was the challenge
of recovering from an IED
and battlefront surgery.

His surgeons learned a lot too,
standing in an inch of blood
as they saved his nose, many of his teeth,
and much of his right leg.

So now Walter is a man,
physical therapy is his job,
and his search for meaning limps along
like the war itself.

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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