Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AN ACT OF IMMORTALITY

AN ACT OF IMMORTALITY  
© Farouk Asvat  

               'Love is touching souls'  

What minds never can
What uniforms would never allow

     For you to reach me

          No! it is not I
          With blazing soul
          Loathing the smug and satanic
          Among these rotting ramparts
          Who has lost his humanity

               Though you still sit accusingly
               Smugly sipping
               The river that flows in my brother
               Blowing thoughtful smokerings
               To encircle my mind
               With cosy notions of humanity.

We know how to laugh
Know how to love
Even when we hate

     So tonight I shall love you
     On your side of town
     Slip out of your wet passion
     Slip through my arid land
     To the waiting border
     Or seek refuge in some zinc palace
     And choose my moment
     To greet their trains with thunder

     Between the kisses
     We ask why
     Hate comes so easy
     Why we overturn this earth
     To harvest dry sheaves of sanity

          So do not kill me now
          With your kind of love

          For someday soon
          We shall stand face to face
          Your kin and my kind
          With hate in our holsters
          Theirs greased by greed
          Ours by love
          Born of hatred
          For the blue-eyed sons of the gods
          The masters of evil


© farouk asvat

[] composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

An Act Of Immortality was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p49, 1982);
     Wietie 1 (Sable, Johannesburg, p8, 1980);
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p70, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (17.04.2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (16.09.2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon book, p70, 2014).

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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.

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