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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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.

Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

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:


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


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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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#love #lovepoems #literature #fiction #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #biko


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIRECTIONS TO HELL and beyond

DIRECTIONS TO HELL and beyond
© Farouk Asvat


Directions From Bro' Biza in Josie

     'Hey! how do I go to Fietas?'

"Take a left at the corner
  Turn right
  Its on your left."


Directions From Couzie-Bro' In Durban

     'I say, how to get to the Hills, Couzie?'

"Brother, you'all sight that robot there?"

     'Ja ...'

"Well, that's none of your business.
 You'all just go straight.
 When you'all come top-side an'all
 You'all sight a cornershop there,
 You'all hit a left,
 Then you'all come to the stop sign
 - Well, don't worry about that -
 You'all just go straai-ght and straai-ght,
 When you'all sight the ocean
 You'all hit a right
 Then you'all just mo-tor and mo-tor
 Down hUmgeni Road.
 Therewa!
 Now you'all know
 How to get to Chatsworth an'all."


Directions From Ol' Pank In The Ol' Cape

     'Hey Pank, how do we come by The Parade?'

"You know
 You jus’ go sooo straight
 Then you turn left by the robot
 Then you turn right
 There by the stop sign
 Then you turn right again
 Right into your mmother!"




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 01.02.1993 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

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


[] Acknowledgements:

# Directions To Hell And beyond /
* Hoe Ko’ Ek By Die Hel was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p51, 2006); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p40, 2006); *
     Straight Talk From Bra Frooks: the legend of farouk asvat
           by Mphutlane wa Bofelo, published in:
           www.kaganof.com (08.11.2007); #
           www.kaganof.com/kagablog (p4, 2007); #
           www.botsotsoonline (november, 2007); #
           Islamic Focus # 14 (CIP, p5, december 2007); #
           Al Qalam (november, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (08.05.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (18.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p42, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p50, 2014). #


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is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]



© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.

Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

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


[] also link up on:

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_______________________________________________________
[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT LIKE A TSOTSI
& TUNE LIKE A DURBANITE
& PRAAT NES 'N SKOLLIE


HOE KO' EK BY DIE HEL?
© Farouk Asvat


Directions From Bra Biza in Josie

     'Hey!  how to get to Fietas?'

"Vat a left by the corner
  Turn right
  Its on your left."


Directions From Couzie Broer In Durban

     'Ek sê, how to get to the Hills, Couzie?'

"Broer, you'all sight that robot there?"

     'Ja ...'

"Well, that's none of your business.
 You'all just waai straight;
 When you'all come top-side an'all
 You'all sight a cornershop there
 You'all hit a left,
 Then you'all come to the stop sign
 - Well, don't worry about that -
 You'all just go straai-ght and straai-ght;
 When you'all sight the ocean
 You'all hit a right
 Then you'all just mo-tor and mo-tor
 Down hUmgeni Road.
 Therewa!
 Now you'all know
 How to get to Chatsworth an'all."


Directions From Ou Pank Innie Boo-Kaap

     'Hey Pank, hoe kom ons by Die Parrara?'

"Djy wiet
  Djy gaan sooo reg af
  Daan draai djy links by die robot
  Daan draai djy wee' regs
  Daa' by die stop sign
  Daan draai djy wee' reg
  Tot in djou moer in."




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 01.02.1993 [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
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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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

#love #lovepoems #literature #fiction #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #biko

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LAS' BUS

LAS' BUS  
© Farouk Asvat  

     (the 7 o' clock bus to Lenz)

Blue sky blue smoke and bluegums
In the evening haze
As the landscape passes
In fleeting window frames:
     Tired and languid.

Inside, in the overcrowded space
Dagga smoke and cigarette haze mix with the booze,
And Pakree here at the back shouts:

     • "Eh, Devlin, what you doing with that little girl?
         Your chando - sari wife waiting for you,
         give you big hiding."

• 'Heit, howzit?!'

          • "Ah smooth basin, one way."

     • 'Hey Bro', send the beer;
         we know you won by the horses again.'

• "Strues god ninyani kapella tickey-for-free;
    ai, but the bus is full, Jack."

               • 'The driver is blind;
                   he won't hear you.'

• "Prrrt.  Prrrt.
    Mr Dinath, can you come drive this bus for us?"

          • 'Sorry, the boss is enjoying biryani.'


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 08.12.1980 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
                                                      [the day john lennon was assassinated]

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

[] Acknowledgements:

Las' Bus * / Las' Bus # was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p72, 1982); *
     Botsotso 12 (Botsotso, Johannesburg, p59, 2002); *
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p15, 2006); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p20, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (24.04.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (11.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p16, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p20, 2014). #

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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
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 @:





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

[] also link up on:






amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

_______________________________________________________
[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:

LAS' BUS  
© Farouk Asvat  

     (the 7 o' clock bus to Lenz)

Blue sky blue smoke and bluegums
In the evening haze
As the landscape passes
In fleeting window frames:
     Tired and languid.

Inside, in the overcrowded space,
Dagga smoke and cigarette haze mix with the booze:
And Pakree here at the back shouts:

     • "Eh Devlin, what you doing with that pôrie?
         Your chando-sarrie wife waiting for you,
         give you big hiding."

• "Heit, hoezit?!"

               • 'Ah smooth basin, one way.'

     • "Hey Majieta, stuur die bier;
         Ons ken jy't weer gewen byrie pêrre."

• "Strues god ninyani kapella tickey basella,
    Ai, maa' die bus is vol Jack."

               • 'Die driver is blind.
                  Hy sal djou nie hoor.'

•"Prrrt.  Prrrt.
   Mr Dinath, can you come drive this bus for us?"

     • 'Sorry, the boss is chowing biryani.'


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 08.12.1980 [Johannesburg under apartheid, South Africa]
                         [the day john lennon was assasinated]

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