Can’t You Hear Me; I Say “IF ONLY”? / Poem by Leyla Işık

Poem by Leyla Işık
Can’t You Hear Me; I Say “IF ONLY”?
How could have we known at a time in the future
we would be saying “if only” for so many life experiences,
With the words out of our love worn out on our tongue,
That we would like to relieve through the touching words.
Every night;
looking in the mirror with fragile looks, along with my offended side
I postpone the lowly flowers I greened inside of me to the coming spring.
If only several bits of hope fallen on my heart did not exist…
Figure it out!
This city, where I got wet at its streets deprived of your absence,
now making me feel that it’s very tight in here.
I am lost in thought as I look at your sea,
my silent side chat with the broken-winged seagulls.
My poems dropped on my lips bleed.
The redness of the clouds and the color of the day departing happen because of this.
If only…
I say if only. You don’t seem to hear
I am unable to get to sleep, my eyelids resist the night,
in order to see again the day to be risen.
My migrant birds migrate from my inside.
I look after them, me being destitute.
It snows, it drizzles,
The leaves of the plane tree on which trunk we engraved our names.
You are absent!
You are absent, the walls I build in my heart do not give any cure anymore.
Can’t you hear me; I say “If Only”?
04 February 2012- 03.00 İzmir, at an hour in your absence

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