Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BOSS!

BOSS!
© Farouk Asvat


Boss! You got the car,
And you got the money, Boss!
And I, I got the fok'all.

S'trues God! my Boss,
We are not the Mandelas,
We only want a few cents
To buy the bread, my King,
'Cause my stomach he cries.

Ag please, Boss!
I wannabe jus' like the Mandelas:
A blood red Mercedes
A pure white mansion
An' Power!
Georgio Armani!
Is ours!




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 12.06.1990 [Johannesburg, South Africa, under apartheid].

# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa, under new apartheid].


[] Acknowledgements:

Boss!' # /
Boza! * was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p44, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p32, 2007); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (10.04.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (28.10.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (paperback, p29, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (paperback, p42, 2014) #.


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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

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Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com



[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems:
www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com

weapons of words:
www.faroukasvat-viewpoint.blogspot.com

streetwise:
www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com

books by farouk asvat:
www.faroukasvat-piquant.blogspot.com


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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:


BOZA!
© Farouk Asvat


Boza! Jy het die kar
En jy het die sjhêld, Boza!
En ek, ek het die fok'all.

S'trues god! Boza,
Ons is nie die Mandelas
Ons soek net 'n paar cents
Om die brood te koop my Koning
Wan' my mag hy huil

Ag please, Boza!
Ek wil nes die Mandelas:
'n bloed rooi Mercedes
'n spier wit mansion
En Amandla!
Georgio Armani!
Awethu!




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 12.06.1990 [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


[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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