Scary how this world without safety is o Syria

Sad how life nets have been messed up
Sad what the world is up to these days
World scary messed up

What survival is there these days o Syria
What peace and love are here these days
Scary are these days
Wild unpleasant these days

Sad are these days o Syria
Weird are the worlds these days

Value is added when time, budget are spent and what is at the end is worth more
Value of a human soul what is that worth these days
Pleasant thoughts are these days
Scary are these days o Syria

Imagination what is wrong with these days o Syria
Scary are the world population these days
What is wrong with people these days
Cry for the people these days

No peace for the people these days o Syria
Syria lost people these days
Cry for the people these days
Scary are allot people these days

When rulers are mean to the people
Tyranny rules the people o Syria

This poet’s mind is simple today o Syria
If I like reading it I will publish it today
I started writing poetry month plus a few days ago
I started with an idea to bring thoughts from ages ago

I realize my timing is off o Syria
I realize reality is off
I rationalize today
I realize these are the end of days

What ideas could be of harm these days o Syria
What social political party is winning these days
I realize something has changed these days
Socialism is back these days

Hate of the people is here these days o Syria
Something is wrong in the nation these days

When in the end o Syria
All I have is words to say
Oh Help Creator forgive me today
This is not the way to end my day

Wild emotional ride I am sure was not part of my thoughts today
Wild notions of how the world is evil today
Weird how life is these days
What is wrong with the people these days o Syria

Forgive, forget, and move on today Syria
That is allot to say
I wonder about my thoughts today
I wonder about people these days

Why are they changing to weirdness today o Syria
What chemical has been inserted them today
Why are they such wild people these days

Is life to be more fun then punishment o Syria
Is love to be more joy then heart ache
Is laughter to be more mirth then sadness
Is caring, loving, living, sharing worth more then badness

Question a poet asks looking for his heart about Syria
Questions a poet asks reading through people’s prose lines


Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber


Clinton Siegle is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia and management consultant who took up poetry following an injury.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 160 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.