Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WE CAN GO TO SLEEP NOW

WE CAN GO TO SLEEP NOW
     there is a darkness in here
© Farouk Asvat


We can go to sleep now.
There is a darkness in here.

There is nothing we can do
There is nothing we can say
Will change this house
Dancing with jubilation
Around the flaming walls
And collapsing roofs

We can go to sleep now.
There is a darkness in here.

There is nothing we can write
There is nothing we can say
Will change this house
Where children merrily burn along
To the rhythm of the revolution

We can go to sleep now.
There is a darkness in here.

There is nothing we can say
There is nothing we can do
Will change this land now
Where children chant in the streets:
     The revolution is just 'round the corner
     The second coming is here

We can go to sleep now.
There is a darkness in here.

There is nothing we can say
There is nothing we can write
Will change this land now
Because that is how
They liberate the country
Because that is how
They ruin the country

We can go to sleep now.
There is a darkness in here.




© farouk asvat


[] composed: 16.06.1995 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].


[] Acknowledgements:

We Can Go To Sleep Now : there is a darkness in here was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p113, 2006).


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