The Broken Apprentice

i couldn’t repair the bonnet of my life
as i have made my heart a hammer
my master disgorges his feeling lowly to me
he expends my youth as oakum

my desires couldn’t being welded anymore
i have been broken from yesterday to tomorrow
they say “your offender is the government”
“and your procreation generous family”

- really how can I go to the government my lady?

they beat the mig blue of my dreams continuously
my innocence has been nauseated to abuse and tobacco
even though they didn’t buy overalls to me
it is the childhood of my big brother which i have worn

the exhaust smoke reeks to the freshness of my hopes
as the chalk dust have to whitens my mind
the steel prickles of the pain prick to my heart
moreover my palms are callus field

- tell me the truth my lady, is it suitable for me
the blue of the school uniform and a red backpack

Serkan Engin

Serkan Engin

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A Laz poet from Turkey, Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit/Turkey. He was influenced by his parents to study at Navy Military Lycee but was dismissed from Navy Military High School in 1995 because he was undisciplined. He then studied at technical high school in Kocaeli University, and now he is a vigorous antimilitarist., His poems have been published in more than fifty literature journals in Turkey and he has also published a poem manifest in a literature journal in 2004, “Imagist Socialist Poetry.” He has tried to start a new poetry movement in Turkish Poetry. He has also published numerous articles in literature journals about literary theory according to his poetry movement. The basic motto of his poetry movement is “Imagist in the form, socialist in the content“ and the other basic motto is “If you have no fight, you don’t have any poem”., His poems have been published in The Tower Journal, Poetry'z Own and Mediterranean Poetry in English. Also his poems have been published in one of the major philosophy and poetry journal of Japan named Shi to Shisou in Japanese.

Last updated July 30, 2016