Humanity, has it really got any?

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Guest poet and musician Eddy Morton of the West Midlands expresses his thoughts on the Syrian crisis in this powerful piece:

Humanity, has it really got any? It must be an oxymoron

Where will it end, heaven Knows
A Syrian doctor in a German Town
His two children their minds destroyed
By guns and tanks and bombs and savagery
As their father battled to stem the flow of blood,
Casualties and dead, swimming around
The shattered ruins of Aleppo, his once home town

Humanity, has it really got any, it must be an oxymoron

It’s not hard to follow the tracks of their tears
Through the desert of a hundred years
A Tragedy in a sea of faces on an ancient Greek shore
People ask, Why are they coming here, what are they fighting for?
History the great orchestrator, the baton wield
The alchemist of war and the Magister of polity
Plays four dimensional chess in a multi-dimensional world
The cogs turn, the moves are made, the machine grinds on its gears

Humanity, has it really got any, it must be an oxymoron

Somewhere In the Cradle of Civilisation
The colour book, palm topped Babylonian paradise
Of Thesiger’s Marsh Arabs, BOAC and psychoPathe Newsreels
We were always pouring petrol on the fire
Oiling the wheels of war and privilege
Small wonder that Middle Eastern minds
Turn to Religion and revolution
And sends its children in a wave of fatal retribution

Humanity, has it really got any, it must be an oxymoron.

 

Eddie Morton

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