Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BRO' ZINGA FROM SOPHIATOWN

BRO' ZINGA FROM SOPHIATOWN
© Farouk Asvat


     "We won't leave,
      We'll stay here.
      Hey Meadowlands!
      Meadowlands!"


Gents!
I, I tell no lies,
I tell you
The thing that I talk
I talk it:
This Bro' Zinga from Sophiatown
He was the last of the last
A dolly-dolly brother of mine
A double-dolly of a guy.

But still,
This one-time brother of mine
Is just another gangster
From Gerty Street
Who talks too much




© farouk asvat

* original composed: 15.05.1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Bro' Zinga From Sophiatown # /
Bra Zinga Van Kofifi * was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p50, 2006); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p39, 2006); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (26.06.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (06.01.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p39, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p49, 2014). #

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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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[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com


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


[] also link up on:





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

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:


BRA ZINGA VAN KOFIFI
© Farouk Asvat


     "Ons dak nie
       Ons polah hier
       Hey Meadowlands!
       Meadowlands!"


Gents,
Ek, ek phazamiza nie,
Die denk wat ek praat
Ek praat hom:
Dié Bra Zinga van Kofifi
Hy was die laastes van die laastes
'n Dolly-dolly bra van my
'n Double-dolly van 'n ou.

Maa' nogtans,
Die bra van my
Is net 'n anne' majieta
Van Gerty Street
Wat too veel cable




© farouk asvat

* original composed: 15.05.1985 [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 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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