Raymond Sigimet wonders where Superman went

A new poem

The Black Superman Paradox (Source: Inverse.com)
A poem by Raymond Sigimet


Where is Superman when you need him
To mend the fence when it is broken
Or lift the load when it is laden
I heard he's fat and too weak to trim

Where is Superman when I need him
To tell me it's okay in the dark
Or take me sight seeing in the park
I heard that he's lost his way and steam

Where is Superman when she needs him
To mow the lawn when the grass is tall
Or hold her hand when she's 'bout to fall
I heard he's taken with his own time

Where is Superman when he needs him
To be the man he grows up to be
Or show the world that he needs to see
I heard he's flying wild in his dream

Where is Superman when we need him
To fix the house when it is falling
Or light the lamp when it is dimming
I heard he's not up to be a team

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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