Constantinople’s Istanbul

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It’s who I am, and how I’ve evolved

 

A tale of two cities, from West to Eastwards

 

Two cultures mismatching in all ways but one

 

Both, too far apart, near distant shores

 

Bridging a gap which years have defied

 

Histories depicting many different traditions

 

Christian roots fled by the crescent moon rising

 

As the Ottoman rule brought on something new…

 

merging communities, flourishing individuality,

 

ostracizing not their choice; but bridging uncertainties.

 

It’s a tale of two halves, mismatched yet a part,

 

A harmonious gathering which none could relay…

 

 

– Copyright Β©yikici. 2013

 

 

(This is written for the prompt ‘bridges’ set by MindLoveMisery, please do pop by and join in with this exciting prompt.)

 

 

*Image sourced from: The Heart Thrills.

 


					
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32 thoughts on “Constantinople’s Istanbul

    • Aww thank you so much, I’m not sure where this came from, but I did watch a recent documentary on the rise ans fall of the Ottoman Empire and how it successfully reigned over the centuries…and it got me thinking I guess, and alongside with your prompt, it just wrote itself. πŸ™‚ So thank you for such a lovely inspiration. x

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