those who say they speak for humanity
dress up in the darkest brand of nationality
including my own state of being torn
what an extent to hypocrisy!
rapidly, we become historians
though we are the mere custodians
of our own preferred schools of thought
long ago, innocence had been lost
no matter who now claims to have it
only a blurry line remains
atop the muddled bloody stains
in the name of humanitarianism . . .
what a glamorous facade!
why not call it what it is?
(c) hülya n. yılmaz, October 13, 2019