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BILINGUAL CONFRONTATION

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BILINGUAL CONFRONTATION

BILINGUAL  CONFRONTATION


She entrée-ed into the room and it was all so déjà vue
Because her Quebecois wiggle was timed to match the tango
But she’d met her match with the senorita from Peru 
Madre de dios -  que Madonna!  With eyes afire from the fandango.

They locked horns just after the siesta de toros   
When les beaux gars were just relaxing from  the dance
And they hair-pulled and cheek-scatched around the floor-os
To see who would command the beaux gars’ romance

Brigitte had a scalp-hold on Conchita and held it grimly
And the Peruvian princess had her claws full of French cheek.
Oh, for the gentlemen they always behaved so primly,
But in a fight their rough grasps could lock for a week

In an instant Brigitte snapped the beads of the princess
And there was Peruvian horror at the loss of the necklace
So the latina grabbed the earring of the Montrealaise
And it was snapping and grabbing in manner reckless

At last the toros woke up and the lutte des chattes ended 
The Spanish senorita with arms around a toro
And the Quebecoise demoiselle with her  lips locked
On a beau gars for today and maybe tomorrow

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Note:  These Spanish/French expressions are untranslatable, but 
their equivalent meaning  is given as follows: -

Madre de dios  -  que Madonna!  =  Holy mackerel  -  what a looker!
siesta de toros   =  snooze time for the drunken  guys
les beaux gars     =    cool dudes
toros          =     guys   ( hitherto drunk and  asleep )
lutte des chattes   =   cat fight

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Entered in    Debbie Guzzi ‘s  Contest       Bi-Lingual Poetry

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 11:29:00 AM
    SIDNEY, , Congratulations, with your awesome entry in DEBBIE'S Bi-Lingual Poetry CONTEST.. All these entries were fun to read.. thank you for the entertainment, ta ta ~PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Sydney, congratulations on this win. Such passion and fire from the senoritas! Ooh.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Sidney...oh lala la lutte des chattes! Very clever piece bringing in two more languages and fiery personalities.:) Fun read..Mikki

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Bi-Lingual Poetry" contest Sidney. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:26:00 AM
    okay, since you incorporated the foreign phrases within the poem like i suggested,your top win is well deserved, KC.. jk!... this is one hella creative work!..:) congrats!..:) hhuggs!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:15:00 AM
    so smart...so lovely write Sidney..Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:04:00 AM
    You are so clever, with this combination of languages, .........and you made it work!! Not to mention a spellbinding story too! Terrific !!!! There is passion in those heated moments.......I can almost hear the music in the room!!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:06:00 AM
    Love this one Sid , congratulations on your winning spot xx

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:49:00 AM
    Reading this was like crossing the Pyrenees mountains over and over again. Congratulations on garnering the top spot with this fine entry.

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 9:53:00 PM
    Congratulations of a bi-ligual bar fight poem. An original to be sure.

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 7:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. I have never heard of les beaux gars, that's interesting and I've been living in Canada my whole life. Well done, Lee

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 7:07:00 PM
    Oh MY it's YOU..LOL..didn't guess at all so racey, so sexy..a bodice ripper if I ever read one. Congrad's on your win you old fox..Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 3:25:00 PM
    Excellent write my dear this one doesn't need luck, it stands on its own, enjoyed the verse I am amused, bravo mons petit choux, vie ps this is an affectionate language in french that does not translate very well in english, it means well done my little cabbage, see I told you, but in french it's endearing, xxxxvie

    Beck Avatar Sidney Beck
    Date: 8/9/2012 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vie....you are too kind....this was one of those ( as you must know) which kinda just wrote itself....very few revisions......on the other hand some of my stuff( and possib yours too) can take days to get right....it's a mystery to me how the poem process works....best wishes and thanks again ....Syd
  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Way to go.... smarty pants very good xx

    Beck Avatar Sidney Beck
    Date: 8/9/2012 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hey girl....wat aboot me toaster??