A NEW POEM: This Fight is Yours!

By Tattiana Abola

Edited by Andrew Molen

 The battle seems like a losing one
 Your opponent is tougher and stronger
 You’re afraid and trembling
 At the sight of his massive guns
  
 At the back of your mind, you have lost
 Not a chance of winning 
 Is it because you are weak?
  
 The crowd is cheering for the Champion
 No one shouting for you
 It is time for battle and in your head
 Negativity echoes
 Fear and doubt flood in
 You tremble at the thought
 Your emotions about to spew
 As shiver and sweat out of you
  
 The first round was your opponent’s
 But you keep fighting, the battle isn’t over
 This is not the end
  
 The next round comes
 It is tougher but still you stand
 Your weakness could be exposed
 But you hold on
 To be stronger, to overcome
  
 You give your best and complete the round
 Your strength is slowly dying
 But you will not go out without fighting,
  
 You don’t want to show vulnerability
 You think you are weaker than you are
 But you have a goal, a dream to fulfill
  
 This fight is not just for you
 But for your country as well
 Remember all those sacrifices you made
 All the struggles you faced
 Will you just allow yourself to be defeated?
  
 Keep that little strength you have, dig deep
 Hold on tight to that little spark of hope
 Appear strong, your weakness concealed
 Confuse your opponent
  
 Caged behind your guards
 keep them firmly tight
 Focus on that gold, picture your name on it
 Breathe and be conscious
 Gather your strength and keep yourself together
  
 Give your best shot
 Be determined and persevere
 Defeat your opponent
 THIS FIGHT IS YOURS! 

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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