Contrasts between our politics and Syria

Senators' per diems contrast sharply with the killing of children.

Editor:

Of course my sin is less

News at six parades their disgrace

That per diem was not a true expense

And government of for and by the people

Is a very far thing

Brother smites brother

Syria rages on

A boy in a green t-shirt in the arms

Of his seven-year-old guardian

And four-year-old sister cry terror

Heard across continents

 

I prayed

But not until I finished my potato

If you were God

Would you have done with us?

 

Brendan Martin,

Brookswood

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