Insurgents East and West


Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

We’re having a problem here
with the occupiers sent
by a foreign ruler named George.
We are not going to wait
until we see the whites of their eyes–
By then it would be all over for us.
They’ve got better boots, horses,
frigates, helicopters and Hummers,
but we know the terrain
and have God and Allah on our side.
We’ve got flintlocks and RPGs
and know how to fight and hide
and fight again.
This land is our land,
and whether it’s tea or oil or whatever,
we want to govern it our way.
So give us liberty or give us death.

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).”


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 7 Dec 2015.

Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: Insurgents East and West, is included. Thank you.

If you enjoyed this article, please donate to TMS to join the growing list of TMS Supporters.

Share this article:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.

Comments are closed.