Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I WAS JUST POLITICKING, BOSS

I WAS JUST POLITICKING, BOSS
© Farouk Asvat


I was jus' politicking, my boss.
So the cops came to fetch me
To holiday in the jail
Under the General Law.
Now I don't know
How they're going to charge me:
Maybe the Terrorism Act?
But the only terror that I know
Is when they came to fetch me
At the crack of dawn;
Maybe the Sabotage Act?
For fireworks on new year's eve;
Or the Internal Security Act?
'Cause its bloody secure to be inside:
You get a free ride to heaven
Straight from hell:
Ask the man who fell from the sky.
But then ol' Security Boss came
To say they are charging me
For Possession of Banned Publications.
Hullahah!
Kapzella! little one,
Even if the magistrate sends me to the cell again
'Cause I smile so deliciously




© farouk asvat

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

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


[] Acknowledgements:

# I Was Only Politicking /
* Ek Het Net Gepolitiek, (My Baas) was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p16, 1987); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p16, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p22, 2006); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (15.05.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (25.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p21, 2014); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014); #
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p24, 2014). #


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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:


EK HET NET GEPOLITIEK, MY BAAS
© Farouk Asvat


Ek het net gepolitiek, my baas.
Toe ko' haal die mapuza my
Om te holiday innie mang
Onne' die General Law.
Nou wiet ek nie
Hoe hulle my gaan charge:
Miskien die Terrorism Act?
Maa' die enigste terror wat ek ken
Is toe hulle my ko' haal
Dou voo' dag;
Miskien die Sabotage Act?
Vi' crackers op nuwe jaa's aan';
Of die Internal Security Act?
Wan' dis mos blerrie secure om binne te wies:
Djy kry somme' 'n free ride heaven toe,
Straight van hell;
Vra' die Imaam.
Maa' toe ko' ou Spyker van Wyk
Om te sê hulle charge my
Vi' Possession of Banned Publications.
Hullahah!
Kapzella! mtwan'
Al stuur die magistraat my wee' cell toe
Wan' ek smile so lekke'




© 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 soos 'n tsotsi
                    []  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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