Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SUITE

SUITE  
© Farouk Asvat  

My father means I need to be beaten up
If I mess around with a coloured chick
But strues god! my mother hears me
I fancy the show
An' I couldn't be bothered with strange morality

An' then,
The whiteys, they play with my happiness
An' my friends, they springbok me
An' the cops too, they don't give me sense

But I, I don't give them any rope.
To say, I still strum guitar
Speak of the gôver'mênt
An' when I have my way
I kick the law in its mother

Siezah! life is sweet like a lêmôn.


© farouk asvat

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

# english translation by farouk asvat: 2007 [Johannesburg, South Africa, under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Suite # / Suite * was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p35, 1982); *
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p16, 2006); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p21, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (03.04.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (21.10.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks … (paperback, p15, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (paperback, p21, 2014). #

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:  

SUITE  
© Farouk Asvat  

My toppie meen ek makeer gebliksem word
As ek so rond neek met 'n boeshiemeid.
Maa' strues god! my ma hoor my,
Ek nca die show
En ek kannie gebother wies met snaakse morality

En die lahnies, hulle speel met my happiness,
En die vrinne, hulle springbok my,
En die gattas, hulle tchee my nie kop

Maa' ek, ek tchee hulle min draad.
Omtesê ek slaan nog kihtaar
En wietie vannie gohvirmênt;
En as ek my way het
Skop ek die law tot in sy maai

Siezah! life is sweet like a lehmôn.


© 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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