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What did we ever give you?

Wife, dead, too soon

Young, the children

 

You, in dire modesty

Ate very little

Fed them instead

All she left behind

To us, for us

 

You, loved

Loved us for us

Loved us for you

Loved us for Mom

 

We loved you, too

But what did we ever give you?

 

Your son

your daughter

his wife

her husband

bitter words

harsh disapprovals

ugly moves

*affedilemez

 

We loved you, too

But what did we ever give you?

*Baba

Beni affet.

* affedilemez (Turkish): inexcusable

*Baba beni affet (Turkish): Dad. Forgive me.

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