Where we call our home

Photo courtesy: Borrowed from goggle (Ples Singsing blog)

By Fiada Kede

Where we call our home
Wherever it may be
May it not be as wealthy as Rome
May it be high up on the mountains or below the valleys, forest or near the sea

Our home is where our duty calls
In our hands, lies its fate
To be as weak as the lazy creeks or as strong as the mighty falls
So compatriots, with the forethought navigate

Our home today, tomorrow offspring’s
Our sow today, the Tomorrows reaps
The cherries and berries of this home’s blessings
Consume not all, spare them some heaps

When the clock strikes, we will leave for heaven
But leave behind, still a haven

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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