On Bodrum Beach my body lies
Washed ashore, amid the cries,
Of strangers strolling by; and in the sky,
As seagulls squawk and sound alarm
A policeman takes me in his arms.
I am the Dead. Short days ago
I lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Boarded the boat, and now I lie
On Bodrum Beach.
Show my photo to the world:
That all may know, my little dreams
To play with toys and go to school,
Become a man and live in peace
Were ended here, on Bodrum Beach.