Tuesday, April 26, 2016

O MARLÉNE!

O MARLÉNE!  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a free-wheeling song for Bob Dylan

O Marléne! your country is going to war;
and you are riding ponies
and jumping cowboys at rodeos.

O Marléne! you said
you never would do
what your pappa once did;

O Marléne! with all your learning,
you are only doing
what he once did.

And O Marléne! the new guy
looks very much like the old guy
with the moustache.

O Marléne! you are caught up in the web;
you have lost the knowledge
of the little girl you once had.

O Marléne! don't lie to me,
don't say there is nothing
you can do.

O Marléne! you keep saying
"I could join a group;
 but what can one little girl do?"

O Marléne! you know that's not true;
it only sounds like something
someone once said in Germany.

O Marléne! riding ponies in California,
why don't you go to war
against your country?

O Marléne! riding horses in Albuquerque,
why don't you go
to the one who loves you?


© farouk asvat

[] composed: Saturday 15.02.2003 [cape town & jhb, south africa].
                      International march against United States' war
                      against Iraq: from Cape Town to San Francisco.
                           (final: 16.12.2003).

[] Acknowledgements:

O Marléne! was previously published in:

     Goodreads (usa, 12.01.2012, February 2012).
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (26.04.2016);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (kindle, 2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (amazon paperback, p75, 2015).

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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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