© Farouk Asvat
Between the moments sprinkled with sparkling laughterI watch my life go by on streetcorners
Speak the sorrowful strains of a sitar
Sing a new anthem upon ancestral drums
Dance, guerilla-fashion, the dance of the warrior
Knowing the cops are out
© farouk asvat
composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
The Silenced Years was previously published in:
The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p43, 1982);The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p46, 2007).
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