Thursday, March 4, 2010
The hyena my betrothed, my wife
I look at the hyena, that mythical beast,
I look at her fur, such beautiful black,
I look at her as she looks to the moon,
The moon is my love, the hyena, my wife.
I look at my children, terrible creatures of night,
I look to the Lions and Leopards, I'm willing to hide.
I look to the night, it keeps me out of sight (and site).
I look to my woman, a hyena is site.
I ask how I landed here, I ask what I am.
If my children are pure hyena, as is my wife?
And if my friends are vultures,
And my close ones do kill.
I look at the hyena, but the moon is my wife.
And this hyena, which is me,
Though he fears the sun,
He looks, to the moon,
A reflection of light.
The moon is my hyena,
But only at night.
And in daytime, does the hyena alight.
And a swan of beauty, I see my true wife.
In this, the proper light.
Yet, is this but dream, not happened yet,
Which light, is my guide,
In the darkness of life .. ?
Do I worship the moon, or it's light from the son?
If I do love, my cute hyena, shall I worship the sun!
An what is it of you, do you worship the moon, or it's light from the sun?
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?Attorney; Writer; Enthusiast of Germanic, Celtic, & Romance languages, with a love of exploring law, speech, legal systems, linguistics, sociology, & int. news.
I have always been fascinated with the law. By chance, it happens to be my field. I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as of 28 January 2016.
It was my fellow students' suggestions, in the final years of school, that I might be suited to a career in law, along with long discussions with a friend of mine - which imbued me with a keen interest in the history, language, and laws of the Roman Empire - that made me realise that law was the choice of career that best suited the ideas and plans I had for the future. I enrolled in an LLB degree at Wits University and subsequently graduated Bachelor of Laws a few years later.
I completed, with distinction, the Law Society's Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D) School for Legal Practice program. I am pleased to have had the privilege of having served at two very different firms during my articles, giving me a much broader experience of work in the profession.
I believe success requires not just hard work, but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see and interact with the world.
The cultures and legal systems, morals, and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the world, are subjects I love to research. I extensively enjoy reading and writing, and in keeping abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be quite useful.
Law & Career
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg. I currently work as a Consulting Attorney for Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys-at-Law. My professional website will tell you more about me, where you might want to subscribe to my professional blog . I also edit and write for the SACNS, write breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
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