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Ali Abdolrezaei

Naming

My mother’s named me
Don’t Nag So Much
but my sister
Ring Her Again                  
I’m In Love with You 
is her name
which if I call out
she never replies
my father calls me
What Do You Want A Woman For?
everyone else says                                   
Leave Her Boy!
except she
who has changed my name
and keeps calling me
I Don’t Want You Anymore

نامگذاری

نامگذاری

مادرم صدام می زند
این قدر قر نزن
و خواهرم
دوباره زنگ بزن
عاشقتم هم نام اوست
که اگر صداش بزنی
عمرن جواب نمی دهد
پدرم صدام می زند
زن می خواهی چکار؟
و بقیه می خوانندم ولش کن پسر
جز او
که اسمم را عوض کرده
مدام می گوید
نمی خواهمت دیگر
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Naming

My mother’s named me
Don’t Nag So Much
but my sister
Ring Her Again                  
I’m In Love with You 
is her name
which if I call out
she never replies
my father calls me
What Do You Want A Woman For?
everyone else says                                   
Leave Her Boy!
except she
who has changed my name
and keeps calling me
I Don’t Want You Anymore

Naming

My mother’s named me
Don’t Nag So Much
but my sister
Ring Her Again                  
I’m In Love with You 
is her name
which if I call out
she never replies
my father calls me
What Do You Want A Woman For?
everyone else says                                   
Leave Her Boy!
except she
who has changed my name
and keeps calling me
I Don’t Want You Anymore

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Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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