ABUSED LETTERS OF HOPE

rain girl

Dedicated to you…

I was born to loop my balmy
dreams to your bleeding verses
born to shout your childhood fads
lost in a mute hell in front of everybody

I am the delicous revenge of all molested children
spilling their pain into the purple shores of Orphanage
I am the handsome anger of all neglected buds
blooming on the lapel of Oppression

-Which holiness protected your most child letters
written on the skies of Hope!
Where was Jesus, where was Allah, where was Brahma and all others!

Tiny gardens of your short-length lives
occupied by the rivers of Fear round the clock
Your purity was hunted mercilessly
by the neighbour ravens of your helpless meadows

-Which holiness protected your most child letters
written on the skies of Hope!
Where was Jesus, where was Allah, where was Brahma and all others!

I am the delicious revenge of all molested children
spilling their pain into the purple shores of Orphanage
I am the handsome anger of all neglected buds
blooming on the lapel of Oppression

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About Serkan Engin

A Laz poet from Turkey, Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit, Turkey. He was influenced by his parents to study at the Navy Military Lycee, but was dismissed from the school in 1995 because of disciplinary problems and subsequently became a vigorous anti-militarist. His poems appear in more than fifty literary journals in Turkey.

In 2004, he published a poem manifesto, entitled "Imagist Socialist Poetry". He has been trying to launch a new movement in Turkish poetry and to this end has published numerous articles about literary theory. The basic mottoes of the movement are “Imagist in form, socialist in content“ and “If you have no fight, you don’t have any poem.”

His poems have been published in English in The Tower Journal, Poetry'z Own, Belleville Park Pages, The Writer’s Drawer, Poetry Super Highway, The Criterion and Mediterranean Poetry. Some of his poems appear in Japanese in the leading Japanese philosophy and poetry journal Shi to Shisou.

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