Friday, September 17, 2010

Boghos L. Artinian: The bicycle

A couple of years before
the major Armenian Genocide
a Turk had asked for 'just a short ride'
on my father's new bicycle.

My father knew the consequences
of saying no to a Turk
in those ominously tense times.

Thank you father for obliging,
though you knew you would never see
your new bicycle again.

That is why you could be around
to see us many years later!

Boghos L. Artinian MD

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