Tuesday, December 22, 2015

THERE MUST BE A GOD OUT THERE

THERE MUST BE A GOD OUT THERE
© Farouk Asvat

There must be a god out there.

But he doesn't much care about us.

When he does come down to earth,
He prefers spending the summer at the French Riviera
He likes mingling with topless girls in tangas
He prefers cool martinis on the rocks

God doesn't talk to revolutionaries
Or read socialist magazines

He knows nothing
Of his stepchildren
In the dark continents,
He knows nothing
Of the butchery on his doorstep
Or in his own backyard in Bosnia

In the year of Our Lord 2001
He floats about the universe at warp speed,
Enjoying the wonders of his creation
Like a kid playing around with virtual reality,
Not concerned
About the starving kids down the block

© farouk asvat

composed: 01.09.1995 [johannesburg, south africa].

[] Acknowledgements:

There Must Be A God Out There was previously published in:

     requiem (Wordpress, usa, vol 1, #9, September 2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (22.12.2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (kindle, 2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (amazon paperback, p49, 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,
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

[] 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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