Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Assad has a nation
that has joined the Arab
people gather and protest
unarmed and fearless,
yet face paramilitary police,
he is afraid,
fear a key to his power,
and will not yield,
by shooting his people,
their deaths caught
on shaky mobile phone
a social history
of atrocity,
is it unnoticed,
no western intervention,
history has woven a
political web,
and no one is willing
to be the fly.

© Chris Lawrence

32 killed in Syria protests, Damascus moves: activists
Chris Lawrence lives with his muse in West Kirby and writes, having been published in many journals internationally and can be found on twitter @clawfish.