Omran In Aleppo

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Omran Daqneesh’s brother Ali dies from wounds suffered in Aleppo airstrike

These are the children of war and W. H. Auden has already told us where it leads:

A ragged urchin, aimless and alone,
Loitered about that vacancy, a bird
Flew up to safety from his well-aimed stone’
That girls are raped, that
two boys knife a third,
Were axioms to him who’d never heard
Of any world where promises were kept
Or one could weep because another wept.

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Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls
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