© Farouk Asvat
With laughter beyond cynicismI find
That love is a refuge from loneliness
That life does not owe us a living
That god is a clown to smile away the tears
That every meeting is an invite to a parting
That we live to die.
Yet like fools we have enough wisdomNot to switch off the suffering.
© farouk asvat
composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
Beyond Cynicism was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p42, 1982);The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p45, 2007).
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