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by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

I can imagine, but not a whole a lot better world than the one we have. Living for today might be an attractive proposition for the “flower childeren” like you, especially when under the influence, but it never excited me; too selfish for my taste.

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for

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Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created man in his own image.. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.

(Genesis 1:26–28).

You create the
earth and the sky
a billionth power of a billionth power of a billion: the infinity
And a the World magnitude of which is but a dust particle in that infinity
And the sun, air and water which breathe life into it
and the perfect harmony that life formed with your universe

Dinosaurs, gazelles, wolves and birds, insects and flowers who recited your name in everything they did
The magnificent coexistance with blue ocean, rain, river, mountain,
the deer that drank from that river and the beaver built dams on the side of that lake

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Aylan-KürdiThe following poem by Emma Lazarus is so fitting to the plight of the refugees that one may be misled to think she wrote it for the families like Aylan’s, the toddler whose little body was washed ashore not far from Rhodes, the Mediterranean Island the name refers to, instead of the Statue of Liberty and American immigrants.

May I remind those Xenophobic-Westerners like the Hungarian PM Viktor Orban (if I were the descendant of Atilla the Hun, I would shy away from making bigoted remarks about others)that we are all the descendants of immigrants.

The New Colossus

As if Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. (daha&helliip;)

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On Children
 Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.


You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth. (daha&helliip;)

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Amateur poetry corner

Another poem by   Enes METİNOĞLU :




Homeless boys,

Plays with a little worthless thing what they got,

When Insanity hangs on, they just take shelter it,

If Fall in love with somebody fills the mind completely,

Alas! Born more slaves.

Once upon a time happy, strong but sweet story:

-Responsibility is a load on your shoulders of course-

A insistent women who calls words.

All the time a clean cover hide memories, (daha&helliip;)

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A poem

A poem sent by a reader with a request to be published here. Here it is:
(Bir okur asagidaki siiri gonderdi yayinlamami rica etti, buyurun:). BLY

A poem by Enes METİNOĞLU

We have made it this far
You have gotta change your room
Change the sight
Sit elephants down
Follow the horizon
All this time we going through
All this time (daha&helliip;)

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A birthday prayer

May the life treat you kind
May the angels be on your side
May you always glow with pride
May your mind grow but,
may you heart remain forever
as that innocent child.

May your dreams come true
May your skies always be blue
And when you face the hardships of life,
may the rightousness guide you.

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Belki ilkbahar hariç

Aslında su “Londra Teror Planı” haberi çıkar çıkmaz bu konudaki komplo teorilerimi yazmayi kafaya koymuştum. Öyle görülüyor ki onun akibeti de diger “kafaya koyduklarım” gibi olacak: Kafadan çıkmayacak.

Bu gün akşamki yolculuk için bazı kağıtlar arar iken, elime bir zaman bir yerden bulduğum, kimin yazdigini bilmedigim ve o zaman hayat arkladaşım olduğunu sandığım kaabiliyetsize göndemek icin alelacele tercüme ettigim bir şiir geçti elime.

Onu kendisine yazdığım başlik notu ile birlikte buraya koymak geldi içimden, kendi duygularima saygım gereği. Önce Ingilizcesi sonra Turkçesi aynen şöyle: (daha&helliip;)

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 Filistin icin ancak agitlar yakilabilir artik dedim, soyle guzel bir agit bulamadim. Siir de bulamadim soyle guzel bir. Ancak bunlari bulabildim: (daha&helliip;)

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Training Your Human

Training your human is a thankless task.
“Why bother with it?”, some kittens may ask.
The fate of the world is the issue at hand,
as felines worldwide stake a claim for their land.
Make no bones about it, we cats own the joint.
We spray in the corners to drive home the point.Some say the meek shall inherit the Earth,
But they’ve no fangs or claws, for what that’s worth.
The cat is the ultimate species, you see,
We’re poised to usurp man’s authority.
These silly old humans who cannot play nice!
We cats are peaceful, we hate only mice. (daha&helliip;)

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