Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone


Meltem Arikan: Colours Dripping Red

By Meltem Arikan / 14 January 2015

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

meltem

When drawings being scribbled,
colours dripping red,
words being silenced,
thoughts being limited,
lives turn to nothing,
can you touch pain with politics?
Can you perceive pain with your beliefs?
Lives smeared with blood,
your loved ones lying on the ground
lifeless…

Can you hold on to reason,
and when fear like dark clouds
leaks within everyone,
and when fear feeds more fears
and when fear swells hatred
with its giant steps,
can you cure desperation with laws?
When walls are being built again
for the sake of freedom and security,
with violence and blood,
can you create peace with concepts,
when a person without blinking an eye
can kill another person,
when another can glorify death
for the sake of religion?
The moment you declare
you believe,
if the world stops turning,
if reasoning,
sensibility,
sensitivity,
goes blind against beliefs
and even a pen could be perceived as a weapon,
how can thoughts be free?
What would expressing yourself mean?

This poem was posted on 14 January 2015 at indexoncensorship.org

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail
Tags: | |

About Meltem Arikan

Meltem Arikan is a Turkish playwright and author.

Connect

View all Posts

More in France, News and features, United Kingdom
JE-SUIS-CHARLIE
Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws

Close