We are one by blood

By JOSEPH TAMBURE – posted on PNG Attitude blog I’m black, I’m whiteWe’re one by blood Nothing separates how hard we tryI’ve same blood group as youSo we’re one foreverDialects, circumstances, boundaries,Standards, status don’t matter hereBorn same, die same, no differenceAnd we are one forever See same sun; walk same earthBreathe same air; sleep same sleepSoContinue reading “We are one by blood”

An hour by the Kepesia  Rocky Beach

By Alphonse M Huvi I see the sea shore washed away like the bulldozer clearing the land I watched in agony as the treasured trees nearby were washed away like logging taking place Like a marbles clanging against each other, the pebbles rejoiced over the splashing salt water Sea waves rushing towards the land likeContinue reading An hour by the Kepesia  Rocky Beach

Two poems from Telly Orekavala

Too much freedom stings Freedom is a human need It gives us our rights The right to live Freedom of speech Freedom of Association Freedom of movement But also the right to abuse it Too much freedom stings Man talk about it Man sing about it Man dream about it When freedom is deprived PeopleContinue reading “Two poems from Telly Orekavala”

Roads of Scars

BY FIDELMA SAEVARU Like words on a blank white page They stretch across my once clean pad Extending upward, sideways and in random arrays Some large, others so tiny you cannot trace Intersecting at certain junctions Avoiding corners and mere dead ends. Junctions of betrayal, Cross roads of pain, Drains of hurt, Potholes of depression.Continue reading “Roads of Scars”

We stand in unity

BY JOSEPH TAMBURE Brothers, sisters and colleagues From highlands, coastals, islands and swamps In 22 provinces and 180 dialects When a matter of national interest We stand upright in unity We showcase our national colors each year With 180 rhythms display our love of unity Blue mountains to shining coast across islands A sense ofContinue reading “We stand in unity”

Post-hoc poem dedication to Francis Sina Nii

Yesterday we dreamed MICHAEL DOM Ten years ago on September 15 the inaugural Crocodile Prize awards ceremony was held at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby. That was the first time I met Francis. Ples Singsing is inspired by his selfless example as a senior writer, poet, essayist, editor and publisher who helped manyContinue reading “Post-hoc poem dedication to Francis Sina Nii”

Wishing Happy 46th Independence Celebrations

JULIUS JETHRO Papua New Guinea A Nation of thousand tribes A nation of nations United Papua New Guinea In Unity, a nation is built With trust, late Sir Grand Chief was entrusted To take this land from Colonizers And name it the Beloved Papua New Guinea So these children can call it the home EvenContinue reading “Wishing Happy 46th Independence Celebrations”