Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ADVICE FOR A MOTHER ...

ADVICE FOR A MOTHER LOOKING FOR HER CHILD
AFTER A DAY OF UNREST  
                                     for the children of Palestine & Azania  
© Farouk Asvat  

Mamma,
If your child is not home
You will find her
At the police station

Mamma,
If he is not there
You will find her
At police headquarters

Mamma,
If she is not there
You will find him
At the local clinic

Mamma,
If he is not there
You will find her
At the hospital

Mamma,
If she is not there
You will find him
In exile

Mamma,
If he is not there
You will find her
At the mortuary

Mamma,
If she is not there
You will find him
In the cemetery

Mamma,
If he is not there
You will find
She is disappeared

Mamma,
If you cannot find them
You will find them
In a mass grave


© farouk asvat

composed:
     after seeing images of the first intifada on tv in Holland:
     10.12.1987 [The Netherlands];
     25.04.1988 [Germany];
          (South Africa under apartheid);
          (Palestine during the first intifaada).

[] Acknowledgements:

Advice For A Mother Looking For Her Child After A Day Of Unrest was previously published in:
     Tribute magazine (Tribute, p139, October 1990);
     Descant (Descant, Toronto, Canada, # 69, vol 21 (2), p7, Summer 1990);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p92, 2006);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (01.04.2014);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p90, 2014).

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences 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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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 @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
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the collection of literary essays Weapons of Words 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

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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