Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A POOR MAN'S PRAYER

A POOR MAN'S PRAYER 
© Farouk Asvat


Lord
Give a sixpence
Make a way there
Jus' a piece o' bread
An' a half-pint milk
Just like that
With the freedom
Ag please my Lord




© farouk asvat


original composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid];

english translation: # by farouk asvat: 2006.


[] Acknowledgements:

A Poor Man’s Prayer was previously published in:

                A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p24, 1987);
                Gebed Van Een Arme Man: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
                Poetry 2000: an anthology of poems, ed T & F Oliver
                                (Hodder & Stoughton, Johannesburg, p209, 1996);
                Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p20, 2006);
                A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p13, 2007); #
                Bra Frooks … (amazon & kindle, 2014);
                A Celebration Of Flames (amazon & kindle, 2014). #


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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT


A POOR MAN'S PRAYER 
© Farouk Asvat


Lord
Tchee 'n zoega
Maak 'n way daa'
Net 'n stukkie brood
En 'n half pint melk
Somme' soe saam met die freedom
Ag please tog Lord




© farouk asvat


original composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]


Bra Frooks is ...
                []  nes 'n skollie
                []  'n egte skollie
                []  'n tsotsi
                []  a real scamp
                []  streetwise
                []  the jokerman

Bra Frooks ...
                []  praat soos 'n skollie
                []  wietie soos 'n joster
                []  wietie what-what
                []  tunes like a durbanite
                []  speaks like an englishman

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[] GEBED VAN EEN ARME MAN

            Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes


Heer
Tchee 'n zoega
Maak 'n weg daa'
Net 'n stukkie brood
En 'n halve liter melk
somme' soe saam met die vrijheid
Ag alstubliwft tog Heer


[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon kindle @ only $5.
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon kindle @ only $5.
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon kindle @ only $5.
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon kindle @ only $5.
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]


            www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com

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