Metin Sahin

Freshman - 786 Points (28.03.1943 / balı kesir turkey)

Seeİ Ng The One Above - Poem by Metin Sahin

WHEN the sun sets
in colors in the evening
ı see him
when the sun rises flickering
in the blue and reds
crimson clouds
then in the darkness
in the glittering stars
in the crescent lit
and in the full moon
and at nights cdesolate without the moon
ı see someone
who holds the reins
never lets anyone die
against his order
ı t must be him
nearest to our main artery
even than ourselves
thus said in thesacred holy koran
when ı wake up ı n the morning
ı see him too
ı nthe walking of an old woman
in life
like my dead mother used to
ı see him
when an old weary woman
rests in front of a mosque
she sees him too
murmuring some prayers
ı see him also in the cry of a child
in the hospitals oozing pains
ı see him
ı hear him
in gazza
in palestine
ı n the wall to weep
in israel
in the fierce endless battle
called war between
in a desolate house
left by owners alone
whera magpie
wanders an the bare branches
of the bare tree in front
in the crfacking of a blackcrow
in the sleeping trees in winter
waking trees in spring
when lambs to young give birth
but we have always
a date with death
look around
see with your own eyes
and in the way you see
donot just look
try to see it and understand
thank god
for the whole life
he has granted for the whole universe
seeing is the praying
most of the most important
this wordly life lasts very short
see it
try it your sort
but always remember
there is another afterlife
and even the heavens
is not capable of concealing it
and describe it exactly
and clearly

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009



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