Alphabetical Hand Shapes To Tell A Story

Transcription: A:We put our drinks down. B:Left side (LS) sign B: Hello.Right side (RS) NMF: Likewise. C:LS NMF: I’m laughing because he looks funny.RS sign C: I pick up my drink and drink, it is so bitter that it makes me look at it sourly, and I put it back down. D:LS NMF: I turnContinue reading “Alphabetical Hand Shapes To Tell A Story”

The dream’s illusion

Sleep, dream, imaginationSuddenly the eyes are openingThe headachesI glance and click on the blue spotThere is a strange pyramid from bottom to topAn airplane is flying over itDown there beside it, and those people are looking upAt the airplane that flies away from themThe body language is confusedI glance and click on the blue spotThereContinue reading “The dream’s illusion”

Be good

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Be good, be good, and be goodAll of you know that we have heard or seen for a thousand timesThat keeps telling us, so this sentence isBe good, be good, and be goodThe history its timeline that they kept telling usBe good, be good, and be good,Continue reading “Be good”

A spirit who believes

Translation from South African Sign Language into English I tell myself that I am a man of the EarthYet a spirit who believes in our Holy CreatorHow I save myself from my weaknessI shall remember to pray to HimFor He who gifted me a mind’s wisdomAnd an understanding’s riddle in the writingRiddle, is a manContinue reading “A spirit who believes”

Don’t give up

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Don’t give upYou, you, youAll of you are giving up?No, no, noNoDon’t give upYou all are very beautiful soulsYou? You? You?Give up?Don’tNo, no, noNoRemember all of you, noRemember all of you are very beautiful soulsHeart, body, very sacredAll of you are giving up?Don’tNo, no, noAll of youContinue reading “Don’t give up”

My hopeful hands

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Too many thoughts went through my mindWords, words, words, and too many wordsFeelings, emotions, they make me thinkBut, I look at my hands for a hope My hands hold each otherI won’t give upSalvageBut, I look at my hand for a hope Everyone is speakingThe ears areContinue reading “My hopeful hands”

Love’s not giving up

Translation from South African Sign Language into English The bird is fluttering its wingsIt is searching for somethingFor years, years and yearsThe bird is fluttering its wingsTweeting, tweeting, and tweetingIt saw somethingThe bird is fluttering its wingsTweeting at the other birdThe other bird is tweeting backThey touch their beaksThey look at each other in delightTheyContinue reading “Love’s not giving up”

Strength and hope (SASL poem)

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Meditation, Calm, Close my eyes, Feeling the breath, My heartfelt is enhanced, Too many imaginations, Feeling very good, Open my eyes, I look around, Strong, strength is necessary, Oh, I have faith in Him. © Ismael Mansoor