The Birds of Aleppo

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ a tale of hope, for the people of Aleppo ~~~ Before the summer of 2011, thousands of different songbirds - swallows, warblers, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches - would soothe and serenade the citizens of Aleppo, a Syrian city of almost 5 million. And while the sun twice daily splashed yellow and … Continue reading The Birds of Aleppo

Private MacPhee

By Paul Raworth Bennett ~ for brave soldiers everywhere ~ He was a kind and loyal friend Who hailed from clan MacPhee And all the boys were jealous ‘cause He loved his girl Marie A lock of Marie's hair he kept Within a tiny box And in his heart were memories of Their kiss back … Continue reading Private MacPhee