Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DON AND YOU AND ME

DON AND YOU AND ME
© Farouk Asvat

Pelser sent us a writ
To break the links of our love
But the chains
Linked us to our destiny
Kruger and Vorster brought us together
Don and you and me
Fire together on winter nights
We laugh at how we harass the system
Speak of love
In the cynical tongue
Passionately of hatred
For them that rule our lives
With hunger and gunfire



© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Don and You And Me was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p12, 1987);
     Don En Jij En Ik: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p27, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (28.08.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p16, 2014).

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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.

Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com


[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com
 
 
books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-piquant.blogspot.com
 
 
[] also link up on:

 
 
 
 
amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat
 
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[] DON EN JIJ EN IK

            Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

Pelser stuurde ons een oproep
Om onze liefdesband te breken
Maar de ketenen
Verbonden ons in ons lot
Kruger en Vorster brachten ons samen
Don en jou en mij
Vuur, verenigd in winter nachten,
Lachen om het tarten van het syteem
Spreken over liefde
In cynische bewoordingen
Verteerd door haat
Jegens hen die ons leven beheersen
Met honger en geweervuur

            Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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