Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I HEAR THE PAIN

I HEAR THE PAIN
© Farouk Asvat

I hear the pain
Inside my stomach

It is a crying pain
A pulling pain
An a'che-ing pain
Since the time of long ago

I hear him
Pulling on my vein
I hear him
Knocking on my brain
I hear him
Coming on the next train

I see him
Lightning flashes in the rain
Fire burning on the plain
Water running down the drain
A slow train running in the brain

It is about a long time
He stays with me
This pain

She is always there
Sleeping with me
Caressing me
Embracing me
Cuddling me to death

Whenever I wake up
He is always there
My reliable
Trustworthy
Faithful
Dependable
Pain

Like friendly fire on the plain
An express train running in the brain
A burning bullet through the brain


© farouk asvat

composed: 14.01.1991 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

I Hear The Pain was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p53, 2006);
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (21.08.2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (03.03.2015);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014);
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p52, 2014).

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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


[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com



books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com


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amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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