Lament for Aleppo

Irreversibly broken This world that exists The pain, the sorrow Never seems to desist A city laid waste People groan goodbye Knowing today Or tomorrow they die Hopeless, helpless No end in sight Terror of violence Pervades day and night Bloodied bodies Cover the ground Others trapped No hope to be found Haunting, deafening Terrible cries … Continue reading Lament for Aleppo


This so-called gift of prosperity Shuts our eyes, blinding us to see How our idols of excess Make us deaf to the distressed Because we’re just so “blessed” We can’t deal with the mess Striving for the “American dream” We’re worshipping gods of greed They keep us numb to the nightmare Feeding selfishness, preventing care … Continue reading Prosperity