Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE

A BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE 
© Farouk Asvat  

          They set her on fire
          With a box of matches.

Chasing her down the gravel streets of the township
They poured petrol over her delightful body
Fastened her petite hands with frayed ropes
Crucified her elegant face with barbed wire
Imprisoned her slim waist with goodyear tyre
Garotted her delicate neck with hanger wire
Pushed her exuberant body onto the funeral pyre
And placed a little rock on her heavy chest
     Knowing
     She was sheep for the slaughter
     Immaculate Iphegenia for the pagans
     Innocent Ismail for the will of God
     She quietly accepted her fate
     Staring at her eager executioners
     With her wide beautiful eyes
Blood gushing from her scalp
from the brick she had stopped with her head
Blood running from her thighs
from the knife she had intercepted with her legs
     She screamed
     a silent scream
Ululating around her with gleeful delight
Dancing around her in joyful exuberance
Toyi-toying around her with ecstatic frenzy
They hacked her with pangas
Clobbered her with knobkieries


© farouk asvat

composed: 09.11.1995 [Kimberley, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

A Beautiful Necklace was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p115, 2006);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (27.03.2012);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p114, 2014).

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