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Sunday, 8 September 2013

We could not understand by Evin Okçuoğlu

They came this time without the guns.
Without bombs they destroyed homes.
Without boots our rights were trampled.
Without force we were evicted,
not suddenly, but over years
and no doors were shouldered open.
It was our traditions that they routed.
We could not understand.
With radioactive leaks and wastes,
with their social reconstructions,
oh, how they came and passed,
altering all that once had been
before those years of our destruction.