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Aleppo

Leo Long 1986 (Durban)

Our Town of Aleppo is divided into squares
Some black, some white
Where the grand masters of our lives
Wage war both day and night

Our homes are chess pieces
Moved by barrel bombs
Our lives blown to pieces
But the game must go on

Today they sacrificed a knight
The best friend I ever had
In this cruel calculated fight
They took away my dad

It leaves just me and mama
Our lives are up to fate
At the hands of Putin and Obama
We long to hear “checkmate”
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