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not because of a need
or for a want
the yearning is different from before
neither acute nor painful only aware
that the mirage of you has its pillar no more
fail to impress me
i go on missing you
the version i was convinced i knew
in blunt terms
time hasn’t healed anything
though promised by many it would do so
how can it i now dare to ask
it lacks the essence of life after all
your new versions transpire as proof
who decided to soak heart-wrenching losses
in colors other than red anyway
© hülya n. yılmaz, 8.20.2016
Mit meinem Dank an Lis/With my thanks to Lis/Lis’e teşekkürlerimle (Reblogged Post): “wünsche Euch einen guten Tag… — Gedichte, Zitate in Einklang mit Bilder……”
Hoffnung ist ein gutes Frühstück, aber ein schlechtes Abendbrot. *** von Francis Bacon
(The image is copyrighted by Lis.) The Francis Bacon quote in own (colloquial) English and Turkish translations:
Hope makes a good breakfast but it is lousy as dinner.
Umuttan iyi bir kahvaltı olur. Fakat akşam yemeği olarak beş para etmez.
They say time stops for no one. But it does. When the heart is wounded. And When the heart begins to heal. Those moments Freeze.
doluya koydum almadı boşa koydum dolmadı*
an enigmatic bait that has given rise
to ceaseless compulsion
overused misused abused
embraced by tens of thousands
multiplying at warp speed
subjecting no one to discrimination
with the other eternal charge . . .
what would their first utterance be
if the dead were to confess
those babies deserved nothing but a tender caress
love came onto our path disguised as dedication to hate . . .
© hülya n. yılmaz, 7.30.2016
*A colloquial Turkish phrase, equaling in English to: “I could find no solution for it.”
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