A new poem for the 2022 election period

Yumi save laikim suga

Michael Dom | Ples Singsing Writers & Associates

Image from The Commonwealth website: Former president of Nauru, H.E. Baron Waqa, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to Papua New Guinea’s national election. Polling will take place between 2 and 22 July.
Yumi Papua Niugini man-meri
Yumi save laikim suga
Laikim suga wantaim ti
Laikim suga wantaim kopi
Laikim suga long kaikai
Laikim suga blong loli
Laikim kola na pepsi
Laikim swit moa Rum n’ Berry
Laikim Kopiko na laikim Lipo
Em igo stret wantaim stim, o?

Bai yumi tokim Memba
Taim eleksen kam klostu
Baim suga na stokim stap
Baim wantaim lip ti
Baim wantaim kopi
Baim kainkain kaikai igat swit
Baim planti kola na pepsi tu
Baim planti moa Rum n’ Berry
Baim Lipo na Kopiko tu
Baim blong spak na blong kirap 

Em nau bai yumi hamamas
Eleksen taim blong pilai kas
Taim blong lusim gaden sipet
Taim blong relax na dring suga
Taim blong pulap long haus karai 
Taim blong tri, fo kopi, na ti
Taim blong dring kola na pepsi 
Taim blong bia ron olsem wara
Taim i swit moa olsem suga
Em laikim blong Papua Niugini 

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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