Man with two wives, tributes to womenfolk who support for peace

A poem by Joseph Tambure

Man Bilong Tupla Bilum

Lukim man bilong tupla bilum
Em sanap namel long ples singsing
Nogat poret na sem no wari tu
Em kisim strong long tupla bilum bilong em
Sanap namel long hevi na birua

No laik long harem tokpait na tokbasait
Em laik soim rot long bel isi na wanbel
Givim na kisim long bel isi pasin
Tupla bilum bilong em i laikim olsem
Man i bihainim tinting blong tupla
Tupla bilum i kapsaitim kaikai,moni na pik lo sait sait blo man bilong tupla
Olsem na gat nem lida long ples
Tupla i wokim bris belong bel isi na gutpla sindaun 
Kros pait pinis na hamamas stap lo ples
Pasin bilong tupla bilum ino nogut

Tasol nau taim senis, tingting op
Manmeri ino wok bilong bel isi 
Man wantaim nogut tingting laik kamap lida
Moni na save ino kamapim gutpla lida
Nogat ,belong kros pait na hevi tasol
Kisim skul long man bilong tupla bilum

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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