Each day we are presented
with the media’s opinions
of what is newsworthy.
We try to sieve truth
from distortion and distraction.
We try to respond rather than react
At this moment of 2016,
ten days before Christmas,
one truth filters through clearly.
A call that resounds like a church bell
over hill and valley.
Aleppo Aleppo Aleppo
Some gulfs are too wide to straddle.
The gulf between our grandchildren
waiting for Christmas
and the children of Aleppo
waiting for bombs