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Kleva Voomun

I kleva voomun-
speek five langvij
    Enklish
    Arabic
    Turkish
    Kurdish
    Rushun

mi naem Suheyla
from Baghdad
    but Baghdad
no moor
    Saddam kill mi
if i return    hang mi
but i luv heer

i goot hellth
    kleva voomun
goot mind-
    i run from Iraq
in March 1991
    i got 3 chouldren
2 gerl    1 boy

i don’t vunt mi sun
die for nutheeng
in Amerika voor
    i tell him sun-
to run
    i run with him

everiday i cri
    i’m friitink
i run with doorturs
too
    got no husbund-
that bich man
i don’t wun to si
no moor
    he live Amerika-
Chicargo
    i sine for deevoors
long time ago
    1978
i got nutheeng now
    mi doorturs maree
    sun maree
thay lif Germany
    but i lif heer-
Orrstralia

wen i run with chouldren
    Kurdistan
    Turkey
nobodee gif mi wun bred
    kristchun peepul
ar good
    how thay saa
Grate Britisch
    i saa
Grate Orrstralia

i am singool
    i am aloan
        i am okay.

 

Geoff Goodfellow wins ABC TV Poetry Competition. Read the full article.

Jane Sullivan's piece on me in the Age, Sat 30 October 2004

Mark Seymour Singing A Geoff Goodfellow song - Tobruk Pin

punch on punch off poster series

Check out Phil Doyle's discussion of my work in the September 2004 Workers Online

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