Monday, May 2, 2011
B(arab)bas and the hope he gave
You won't understand, perhaps,
That I don't share their joy:
Only tragedy at a soul condemned
The devil uses his generals,
Until he murders them,
No longer of use.
Obama O$ama Obama.
How they both specialise in terror,
The fox hunt for a human being,
One after another,
In Africa, and Eurasia.
And perhaps B-arab-bas gave some hope.
A voice however evil.
A force. Not scared to stand.
Against the imperials,
The empire of Rome.
And a fuddy duddy old man did die.
He would not surrender till the end.
And then there was a bullet in his head.
The kill was the command.
As in Egypt. As in Pakistan.
Though few but Wikileaks have said.
America. Our Lords. Our Wargods.
She gives us our icons.
Tells us what to think.
Says sin is good,
Good is sin.
And when a donkey brays at them.
Forget all the rest.
Two, and more wars.
War plains. Jets.
To win an election.
O$ama must be found.
Mercy is over.
Next to the Pakistani military training compound.
Sovereignty. What is that..?
And where is our fair trail?
Was it even him?
Or just the devil's speakerphone.
The devil's general was once great.
Or so his soldiers and enemies said.
The devil's general.
He sent Hell more soldiers too.
Yet no strategic threat.
Facts must I repeat?
Of unjust war.
24 on 4. No hurt or casualties.
Killed "after" a firefight.
America. Instilling terror.
So, my love!
But I'm scared,
As I see sacred human blood.
Spilt without so much as pretence.
All life is sacred.
If a Green card it has.
And I wonder.
Spared for a season.
And disposed of quick-ily.
A political statement.
Vengeance. Cold and blood.
B-arab-bas is dead.
Yet long he lives on.
John Paul II Yesterday Beatified.
Yet to them that turn to terror.
Yesterday was born a saint.
His demon soul patrolling oceans.
More useful for something else.
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?
A deep interest in the law of South Africa, especially our constitutional and common law, guided my studies and continues to influence my current career path. I enjoy engaging in the day to day work of being an attorney, and reading the material contained in our case law.
I have gained and enjoyed much exposure to the law and to the day to day details of practice, and to extensive litigation work, during my years of practise since my admission to the profession and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court, as well as during my articles of clerkship and, prior to that, when I worked as a student counsellor/paralegal at the Wits Law Clinic – in the final year of law school and during my studies at the School for Legal Practice.
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.
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, where necessary.
The cultures and legal systems, morals and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the nations of the world, are subjects I love to research. I enjoy reading and writing. To keep abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be highly useful. I passed Afrikaans at a matric level. I took Zulu from grades 5 to 7. The language I am best acquainted with, is my first language of English, which I speak in everyday life.
I enjoy public speaking and debate, and believe that manners, appropriate dress for an occasion and courtesy are of very great importance. I enjoy hard work and like to throw myself entirely into solving a problem.
Law & Career
I currently work under my own name and style as an attorney and sole proprietor, at Marc Evan Aupiais Attorney.
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, and Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys. I also edit and write for the SACNS, have written 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.
I have a YouTube account, where I sometimes post videos.