Metin Sahin

Freshman - 669 Points (28.03.1943 / balı kesir turkey)

A Man From The Slum District - Poem by Metin Sahin

ı a m a man from a slum district
my pockets are empty and moneyı ess
in obligation
ı am a member of a fake syndicate
in the factory ı work as a laborer
ı f open my mouth
and talk against my bosses
ı will be booted and fired
find myself in the streets
ı am a man nfrom a slum district
my struggle with others is obligatary
to survive
ı drink wine which kills a dog
ı am screaming all night in the streets
against alll these
with the night watches guarding me
ı am a man from a slum district
my badly cladding is also obligatory
in beyoglu
policemen strolling..watching and batoning me
sometimes to death
ı am a man from a slum district
ı f ı touch others' wind they lick me and bruise me
my love affairs are unjust and obligatory too
fathers are on watch in front of their houses
if ı look at a girl or even gaze at their daughters
it will be the cause of the many murders
Yusuf HAYALOGLU.....Translation Metin Ş AHİ N

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  • (7/3/2018 6:41:00 AM)


    Ian metin şahin the poet. I have lost my passport. I cannot enter my site Help me pşeaede (Report) Reply

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  • (12/19/2011 7:30:00 AM)


    A really sad but beautiful poem. A great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    War Of Goodwill.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, December 19, 2011


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