Thursday, March 11, 2010
I cry because I love you
Our government here sees us as a problem!
We're scapegoated for apartheid,
We're scapegoated for the sins of the west!
Daily I live in fear,
All to aware of the laws unfair!
All to aware of the hate,
Of the fear!
As our government speaks of us,
A problem quite declared!
Daily I am convinced to live on,
What else can one do,
Where else can one go?
My speech though vague,
Is not like where you live!
And I wonder at you-
We are different and so!
What I see as bad,
You may see only sad,
Or my view as mad!
I worry for you,
All snug and safe!
As again I check the gate,
And the doors,
And burglar bars!
I wonder when the day will come,
When I am no more!
Even my people here,
We may one day be no more!
For where your people cared for our persecutors,
Where you saved them from some of our own!
Yet, now comes revenge,
We are left all alone!
I do not like your country,
Even your lips move all different,
As you somehow still speak!
How can I endorse its value system,
Such a double edged sword?
And yet I work myself silly,
I am not welcome in my own country!
I work hard because poverty is death,
For those of European decent!
And yet I look at you,
Safe and tucked into bed!
With a government you don't much fear,
And no one screaming for your people to be dead!
And I wonder, do you much care?
Of those spoils of what your country did?
Yet will not do again it seems,
To save us who you risk to death?
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.
Read it without payment - on Scribd.
Podcasting and YouTube