There was a young leader named Marape Who served in O’Neill’s bagarapment But when push came to shove And he had had more than enough He took back PNG without foment
If the aim now is to keep taking back I don’t know why we are being so slack Because Beijing doesn’t care And Canberra won’t dare Tell us how to be Christian, rich and Black
And where are those God fearing leaders Who bowed and scraped for the APEC bleeders? Seems Jehovah is least on their minds When they sign for more logging, more mines They keep selling us all down the river
Since the last PM taunted our laws And sold everything behind closed doors All those riches we can’t take back today So better to stop giving them away And treating our people like paupers
But Marape says take back PNG And then hands out all the car keys For Flying Spurs and Maseratis Look instead at what he will do If his words and promises are empty
Now when we say take back PNG And cheer Independence with glee There are difficult things we must do Ask with sincerity, who really are we? And how is it we keep our Black history?
Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.
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