Be good

Translation from South African Sign Language into English

Be good, be good, and be good
All of you know that we have heard or seen for a thousand times
That keeps telling us, so this sentence is
Be good, be good, and be good
The history its timeline that they kept telling us
Be good, be good, and be good, this they kept telling us
Because some people were and are not to be good
However, they continue to keep telling us even we all know it
That we have heard or seen for a thousand times
We all know but still, continue to keep telling
Until when one day we finally, be good

©️ Ismael Mansoor

Don’t give up

Translation from South African Sign Language into English

Don’t give up
You, you, you
All of you are giving up?
No, no, no
No
Don’t give up
You all are very beautiful souls
You? You? You?
Give up?
Don’t
No, no, no
No
Remember all of you, no
Remember all of you are very beautiful souls
Heart, body, very sacred
All of you are giving up?
Don’t
No, no, no
All of you are beautiful souls
All of you
Give up?
Don’t

© Ismael Mansoor

My hopeful hands

Translation from South African Sign Language into English

Too many thoughts went through my mind
Words, words, words, and too many words
Feelings, emotions, they make me think
But, I look at my hands for a hope

My hands hold each other
I won’t give up
Salvage
But, I look at my hand for a hope

Everyone is speaking
The ears are being nagged
The mouths are talking
But, I look at my hand for a hope

© Ismael Mansoor