My Masters and I

26 NOVEMBER 2020

MOSES ANDRIAS

LOMBRUM, MANUS

An old ships’ ensign
I'm lost in wonderment,
Dazed bewilderment.

You are so inconsiderate,
Blind discourteous.

Metals corrode,
Rust accumulates.

Do you hear yourself speak?
Can you hear yourself speak?

You say you want four...
You can't even sustain one!

Give me what I need!
Give me what I need!

The yards I'll do...
The glory, for you.

Moses Andrias is a Technical Logistics Officer with the PNGDF.

Published by Ples Singsing

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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