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“The Art of the Spoken Word”



  This issue of Syndic Narrations is dedicated

to the people of Ukraine


April 2022


 “Tell the Truth . . . Such Evil on Earth”

—   Ukranian  President Zelensky


Written & Narrated by LeRoy Chatfield

Publisher Syndic Literary Journal

The entire world is watching with horror as Russia  continues to massacre the Ukranian people because they will not surrender their country, their freedom and their Ukranian  Independence achieved in 1991 after the break-up of  the Soviet Union.

The United Nations Security Council has begun investigating whether or not War Crimes have been committed by the Russian Army.

Ukranian President Volodymyr  Zelensky testified before the United Nations Security Council:

” The Russian military purposefully shot and killed women outside their houses when they just tried to call someone who is alive. They killed entire families, adults and children, and they tried to burn their bodies. Citizens were shot in the back of their heads after being tortured, their bodies left strewn about on the street and in mass graves.

The Russian army killed civilians in Bucha ‘just for their pleasure’.

They cut off limbs, slashed their throats, raped  and killed women in front of their children. Their tongues were pulled out because the aggressor did not want to hear what they wanted to hear from them.”

In addition, the world media has provided us with daily visual evidence of around-the-clock indiscriminate bombing of maternity hospitals, theaters, suburban  residential neighborhoods, schools and train stations – all targets designed to massacre civilians to accept submission.

More than 5.0 million Ukrainians are now officially classified as “refugees”,  but when you understand the  bombing of civilians is what caused Ukranian families to flee for survival,  in fact, this is  the most hateful form of ethnic cleansing imaginable!

Russia is not just guilty of  War Crimes, Russia is guilty of Crimes against Humanity, and if we learned anything during World II is was that  you cannot practice diplomacy with a born-again -Hitler, or negotiate a cease fire, or believe anything such a Hitler  says – it is never the truth, only a litany of lies.

Syndic Literary Journal along,with The Family of Man, stand in Solidarity with our brothers and sisters –  the courageous people of Ukraine.

“Tell the Truth  . . . Such Evil on Earth.”


Four Poems by Taras Shevenko  1814 – 1861

Translated by Alexander J. Motyl

Narrated  by Roger Netzer



To N.N.




Three Poems Written & Narrated  by

Charles Rammelkamp

Ode to Mariupol

The Russian Puppet




Three Poems Written & Narrated

by Tony Dawson


Screen Shots



Easter In Kyiv 2022 

Dedicated to  Dmytro Chystiak

Written & Narrated by Bill Wolak

Easter in Kyiv 2022


Eighteen International Poets Narrated

by Bill Wolak


We’ll Rise from the Dust of Mariupol  (Milan Richter)

Berlin, April 2022 (Diti Ronen)


Since the Bombs  (Dante Maffia)

Despot (Germain Droogenbroodt)

Anxious Scream  (Gueorgui Konstantinov)

Unforseeable, The Apocalypse  (Nuno Judice)

Wars Are Hungry  (Carlos Ramos)

Poem Against War  (Jose Eduardo DeGrazia)

Sunrise  (Manolis)

Agape (Sandor Halmosi

nothing here (Roxana llie)

The World To Which We Will Not Be Back

(Leocadia Komaiszko)

Children  (Dante Maffia)

Finally Oneness  (Konstantinos Bouras)

My Father Was Martyred  (Mammad Ismail)

Shame  (Julio Pavanetti)

Orpheus your song ascends . . . (Emmanuel Merle)

The Abandoned of Mariupol  (Dirk-Uwe Becker)


Two International Poets Narrated

by Kristine Doll

The Evening News  (August Bover)

Bitten Spring (Chryssa Nikolakis)


Eventual Survivor ~ Written & Narrated

by John DeAngelo


Two Poems written by Colorado Poet

Robert Cooperman,

Narrated by Charles Rammelkamp.

Sofia Kulish

Aleksander Kulish



Poem by New Jersey Poet Frances Lombardi- Grahl, 

Narrated by Bill Wolak

Headlines from Ukraine


Words ~ Written & Narrated

by Gerry Loose (Isle of Bute, Scotland)


Two International Poets Narrated by Jami Proctor-Xu

A Child  (Biplab Majee)

It Is Snowing in Spring  (Xiao Xiao)


New Jersey Poet Sultan Catto dedicates

his poem to Dmytro Chystiak

And It’s Not Over Yet

















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