Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Poem by Marc Aupiais
I died today, I wanted you to know,
It was not a death natural,
I died today, I breathed my last,
I could not hold onto the sun,
I could not clutch it's light,
Though I saw it set,
I died, strictly speaking murdered,
But do not look to my friends,
For my friends do mourn my death,
I died, it was not them,
They'd rather the world end than not have me,
And indeed, with my death,
Does many a world end,
I died today, do not seek my death,
You will not end my work,
For, my mere birth, did undo your hope,
For my short or long existence did undo your evil work,
Do not seek my friends, or family,
Non of them did take my breath,
Do not look to love and hate,
None of them were involved,
And my end did backfire,
For my life and death,
Both do work, to undo death!
Do not seek me in the sun,
Instead, look to my grave,
Instead look to my Lord,
Instead look to my life,
For when today does come,
Should it ever emerge as such,
If I am dead and gone,
It was for my work,
And what I was called to from birth,
If we die today, whenever it is,
If we die, it is for our work!
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