05 NOVEMBER 2020
Your forests will be felled, your bush burned and your swampland drained out, To plant palm oil by the hectare, to get your share of foreign wealth. Foreigners will make films, to show your grand-kids what you sold off.
This poem appears in Michael Doms’ O Arise! Poems on Papua New Guinea’s Politics & Society (p. 32). Purchase your hardcopy online or download free from PNG Attitude at https://asopa.typepad.com/files/o-arise-by-michael-dom-1.pdf.