Farewell

Turkish

Uğurlar olsun

Bir Pazar sabahıydı
Ankara Kar Altında
Zemheri ayazıydı
Yaz güneşi koynunda

Ucuz can pazarıydı
Kalemim düştü kana
Kalemim düştü kana

Zalımlar pusudaydı
Bedenim paramparça

Ucuz can pazarıydı
Kalemim düştü kana

Uğurlar olsun, uğurlar olsun
Hüzünlü bulutlar yoldaşın olsun
Bir keskin kalem
Bir kırık gözlük
Yürekli yiğitlere hatıran olsun

Çevirdim anahtarı
Apansız bir ölüme
Şarapnel parçaları
Saplandı ciğerime

Ucuz can pazarıydı
Kan doldu gözlerime
Kan doldu gözlerime

İsimsiz korkuları katmadım yüreğime
Bembeyaz doğruları yaşadım ölümüne

Uğurlar olsun, uğurlar olsun
Hüzünlü bulutlar yoldaşın olsun
Bir keskin kalem
Bir kırık gözlük
Yürekli yiğitlere hatıran olsun

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English

Farewell

It was a Sunday morning
Ankara beneath the snow
It was the dry cold in the deep mid winter
Summer sun in its arms

Lives were for sale cheaply*
My pen fell into the blood
My pen fell into the blood

Cruels lied in ambush
My body all in pieces

Lives were for sale cheaply
My pen fell into the blood

Farewell, farewell**
May the mournful clouds be your comrades
A sharp pen***
A broken pair of glasses
May these be your remembrances
for courageous braves

I turned the key
For a sudden death
The pieces of shrapnel
Got stuck into my lungs

Lives were for sale cheaply
My eyes got filled with blood
My eyes got filled with blood

I didn't put nameless fears in my heart
I lived through the truths as pure as white to the death

Farewell, farewell
May the mournful clouds be your comrades
A sharp pen
A broken pair of glasses
May these be your remembrances
for courageous braves

Submitted by Meralina on Tue, 03/01/2012 - 23:47
Author's comments:

Written for journalist Uğur Mumcu, the 41st among 62 killed journalists in Turkey.
For more Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%C4%9Fur_Mumcu

*
Or: It was a cheap matter of life and death
Lic: It was the cheap bazaar/market of lives

**
It's a word play, can also mean like "May it be more Uğurs" - (Uğur - his first name).

***
Term: skilful, clever, fearless, courageous writings.

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