Syria 11 - Sonnet For School Incursions - Poem by Danny Draper
Aleppo children hung their art of war
They and school proud survivors of its score
It showed their trauma without and within
Each knew life and death and chances were slim.
Pictures of terror became common place
Tattoos of distress were every child's face
Art as therapy defiance to war
Innocence expunged forever more.
The school unscathed announced an art display
Hoping to bring some normal to the day
Expressions of the suffering and pain
Survival despite their leaders disdain.
Bashers' planes shed bombs, perversion, adding
Hyperrealism to a school's incursion.
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/ɪnˈkɜʒən/ (say in'kerzhuhn)
noun an educational activity in which an artist, educator, etc., visits a school to give a demonstration, etc., of their specialty: a drama incursion.
[modelled on EXCURSION, with ex-, meaning `out', being replaced with in-]
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