Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NO GOD CAME HERE ...

NO GOD CAME HERE TO ROCK 'N' ROLL
© Farouk Asvat

The terrible gods of our innocence are dead.

No god came here to rock 'n' roll
He sent machetes and machine guns
He came with his religion
Tucked under his arms
Sending modern-day apostles
Who leave bullets in your skull

God delights in antithesis:
He is the ultimate joker;
Skiing in St Moritz
He don't travel much south
He don't confront anacondas
Tsetse flies
Or pangas slashing the night;
He don't know how to rumba
Or play the marimba

God is away.
So I have learned
To tango with the devil:
I have learned that
That is the only way
To manipulate God
(To intercede on my behalf)


© farouk asvat

composed: 23.03.1992 [johannesburg, south africa].

[] Acknowledgements:

No God Came Here to Rock 'n' Roll was previously published in:

     requiem (Wordpress, usa, vol 1, #7, July 2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (15.12.2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (kindle, 2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (amazon paperback, p48, 2015).

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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,
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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

[] please check out my blogs @:

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




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

[] also link up on:


linkedin: www.linkedin.com/farouk-asvat/




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

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