Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BRO' FROOKS ... JOHN VORSTER TEAM

BRO' FROOKS AN' THE JOHN VORSTER TEAM  
© Farouk Asvat  

     Heit! Howzit there?
     I hear you got an invite again, from high places.

No, the cops can't get along without me;
If they don't sight me, they get very restless.
Yes, so they left me this invite for John Vorster.
But I don't give them much thought.
But you know how the cops are
They get on their nerves
- Maybe I skipped or something -
So they came to fetch me
So eight of them, guns an' all.
An' you know what?
- Ai, but the whites are dumb -
The first thing when I get there
The big whiteman asks me now
Why am I in the jail.
I jus' wanted to laugh in his face
But I, who is Bro' Frooks,
Know how the whites are
An' jus' keep myself zip.
An' ask for leave
To go pee.
But the whiteman looks at me só,
An' shakes his head;
No, he cannot leave me alone
'Cause I'm a political prisoner for my poetry.
Now if I was a murderer-or-something
I could go piss with pleasure.


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa, under apartheid].

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

[] Acknowledgements:

Bro' Frooks An' The John Vorster Team # /
Bra Frooks En Die John Vorster Span * was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p57, 1982); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p11, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p10, 2007); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (06.03.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (07.10.2014); # *
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p11, 2014); #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); #
     Bra Frooks … (paperback, p12, 2014). #

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:

BRA FROOKS EN DIE JOHN VORSTER SPAN 
© Farouk Asvat 

     Heit! Hoezit daa'?
     Ek hoor djy kry wee' 'n invite van high places.

Nee-ja, die gattas kom nie klaa' sonne' my.
As hulle my nie notch, raak hulle baie onrustig.
Ja.  Toe los hulle my die invite vi' John Vorster.
Maa' ek tchee hulle mos nie kop.
Maa' djy wiet mos hoe's die gattas,
Hulle raak op hulle nerves
- Miskien het ek geskiep of iets -
Toe ko' haal hulle my somme'
So agt van hulle, gats en al.
En djy wiet wat?
- Ai, maa' die lahnies is dom -
Die eerste dêng as ek daa' kom
Vra die groot lahnie my nou
Hoekom is ek innie mang.
Ek wou somme' in hom gevriet lag
Maa' ek wat Bra Frooks is
Ken mos die lahnies
En hou my maa' zip.
En vra vir leave
Om te gaan pee.
Maa' die lahnie kyk my só,
En skud sy kop;
Nee, hy kan my nie alleen laat
Wan ek is mos 'n political prisoner vi' my poetry.
Nou as ek 'n murderer-of-iets gewies het
Kon ek gaan pis met pleasure


© farouk asvat

original composed: 1976 [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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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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