Tuesday, November 4, 2014

OVER THE WALL AN' ALL

OVER THE WALL AN' ALL
© Farouk Asvat


What can do, Brotther?
My ma didn't grow me up so well
Feeding me tinfish-curry an' all
So I don't understand so good
What is going on here
With all this fancy politics an' all

But I tune you, my Brotther,
Mandela has gone over the wall an' all
Dancing the Compromise with de Klerk;
And our brother, the Gucci Marxist,
Is standing around, Stetson in hand,
Lighting his pipe with his Dunhill lighter,
Having one big bunny chow
In his five million mansion
With Uncle Sol an' all
Entertaining the guys from McDonalds
With caviar and champagne;
They are all, one and all,
So Whitey-shocked, I tune you

But what can do, Brotther?
I tell you I am so chillies
I want to tie the dog loose on them
Poke them in the eye with stainless steel cutlery
Throw them with expensive building material
Because they're all like Big Bosses now;
Don't want to know us, I tune you,
All and one of them




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 21.10.1991 [Johannesburg, South Africa, under apartheid].

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


[] Acknowledgements:

Over The Wall An' All * /
Over The Wall An' All # was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p45, 2006); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p33, 2006); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (01.05.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (04.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p30, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p43, 2014). #


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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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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Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
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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
& TUNE LIKE A DURBANITE


OVER THE WALL AN' ALL
© Farouk Asvat


What can do, Broer?
My ma didn't grow me up so well
Feeding me tinfish curry an' all
So I don't understand so good
What is going on here
With all this fancy politics an' all

But I tune you, my Broer,
Mandela has gone over the wall an' all
Dancing the Codesa with de Klerk;
And our brother, the Gucci Marxist,
Is standing around, Stetson in hand,
Lighting his pipe with his Dunhill lighter,
Having one big bunny chow
In his five million mansion
With Uncle Sol an' all
Entertaining the ous from McDonalds
With caviar and champagne;
They are all, one and all,
So Lahnie-verskrik, I tune you

But what can do, Broer?
I tell you I am so chillies
I want to tie the dog loose on them
Poke them in the eye with stainless steel cutlery
Throw them with expensive building material
Because they're all like Big Lahnies now;
Don't want to know us, I tune you,
All and one of them




© farouk asvat


original composed: 1995 [Johannesburg, South Africa]


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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