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Below is the poem entitled SMAAK STUKKEND which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Daylight dwindled and the sky was ablaze 
with colours so warm that memory blistered,
I sipped hanepoot, recalling meeker days,
nearby, a couple grazed on koeksisters.

She, though choty goty, was wholly dof, 
treating her date like he was her boet,
when his eyes said  I can’t get enough,
he, as smaak stukkend as a mal poet.

Ag! How I regret the chances not taken,
a lover left waiting, sweetness not pressed.
Damn those who sleep! We must awaken
each slap gat heart that aches for a caress.  

I turned to her and sighed, “He’s a lekker!”
Then I mouthed to him, “Moegoe! Just kiss ‘er!”

South African words I've used

hanepoot -- a type of wine
graze-- to eat
Koeksisters -- a type of fried pastry
choty goty -- pretty girl
dof-- stupid
boet -- male friend
smaak stukkend -- to love madly
mal -- crazy
press -- ahem, to have sex
slap gat -- lazy arse
Ag!-- Oh!
lekker -- great, good, wonderful
moegoe -- stupid/coward

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 1:24:00 PM
    It's funny, though at first glance I was somewhat annoyed by the unknown terms you used in your poem, after reading the meanings and putting it all together, my opinion did an about circle and I wound up really liking it! Loved the way you set the scene, I could see it so clearly (the second time I read it, the first time didn't get it, LOL) and almost feel I was there!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:54:00 AM
    Hahaha, how more South African can you be, homegirl? I smaak your writing stukkend. Congratulations on your well-deserved winning placement in Suzette's contest. Lekke djy!!! :)

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:41:00 PM
    a nice winning poem, Cyndi, thank you for the sweet win... did not expect to get place so high... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Oh!! Cyndi this is fantastic!!! You are so gifted!! Big Congratulations on your win!! I like this a lot!! Love you bunches deb

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Congratulations friend Cyndi on your grand win..this is a fantastic poem of yours..cheers!!! Love, Maria

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Fantastic win and poem, Cyndi! Congratulations! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:04:00 PM
    No wonder Suzette chose this entry as the top winner. Good use of some Afrikaans words.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Eccellente my friend, congrats on your 1st place win xxx

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:38:00 PM
    You certainly came up with a superior entry with your great dialect poem. Cngratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:57:00 PM
    I just wanna know one in the heck did you come up with this?...You must have done some real homework on this beauty, but I wouldn't be surprised if you already knew...

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:29:00 PM
    To share a spot with you, more than an honor!! Loved this!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Jy weet regtig hoe om dit te doen! Ek is mal oor hierdie gedig, Cyndi! Baie geluk! I <3 it! : )

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 3/1/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mooi so, Ruben :-)
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Wow...a great poem !! Congratulations on your win !! You did research for this?? or did you know them already ? I would not have understood without the list you gave. Thanks !! It's Lekker !!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Congratulations Cyndi ...Seren

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Cynthia-----always to the next level and beyond---good grief woman, you do rule!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 10:42:00 AM
    I am beyond impressed! Please see my blog, LEKKER contest finalized. Please note that I judge blind and was pleasantly surprised that it was not a local Capie (Cape Town citizen) who wrote this. You will always have a bed here, if you wish to visit this fair city. Congratulations on winning 1st place in my LEKKER contest, Cyndi. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 12:42:00 PM
    I loved your piece! I first read it through and got the essentil meaning, even guessing the correct definition of some of the words. Then, and only then, did I discover the translation. What fun! And, what's to offend? Nothing I can see. Keep writing. You're good at it. Jack

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:39:00 PM
    A new language is always tricky, but the words seem to fit your poem well. Best wished for the contest. I wish the prize was a trip to that lovely far off country.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 10:05:00 PM
    wow are you ever smart to use these wonderful words in your poem here! I enjoyed the humor also Cyndi..really good..luv,Deb