Tuesday, 9 September 2014

'Remembering James Foley'

Freelancers take the biggest risks.
You tried to tell the untold stories,
bring home the suffering of Syrian people.

You showed us the child victims.
You spent weeks filming doctors
trying to save lives without equipment.

You were a well-liked dude;
broad shoulders, broad smile,
open and respectful to other cultures.

Brother, may we remember
your passion for human rights,
not the barbarism of your death.

You shone light into war zones
gave your life for truth
furthered our understanding.

Syria is currently the most dangerous country
for a journalist. You would want us to remember
twenty of them are still missing.

©Sue Norton