Thomas J. Dooley

ANOTHER ALEPPO CHILD

Aleppo Child

Why don't you cry?

Is it because you finished crying at your birth

Now you wonder what it was worth

 

Aleppo Child

Why don't you cry?

Are your emotions like stone

Even when there is little you know

 

Aleppo Child

Why don't you cry?

Is it because of the blood on your face

Is it all you have to wash the dust away

 

Aleppo Child

Why don't you cry?

You feel this is a dream

Soon your mother and father will wake you up

But you find them in forever sleep

 

Aleppo Child

Why don't you cry?

Where your tears drained away

To fill al-Assad's pool

To wash away his guilt only to put on a suite of a fool

 

©Copyright Thomas Dooley 2016



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