People problems: postcard from the unexpected
Let’s get this talented writer to the Crocodile Prize

Change is the law


My Father said
All men must
Cultivate the land

But they say
Wake up at dawn
And stop the first cab to work

My Father said
All men must
Make Sago

But they say
Provide wheat and
Bread for breakfast

My Father said
All men find game
But few are called
For those that sleep in hausman

But they say
Education the discipline to success
For their game

My Father said
Money is evil
And family is important

But they say
Money is good
And budget is tight

Oh, my dear Father
Your times were good times
For mine is their time
Because change is the law
And the new must oust the old

Emmanuel Gumaba (26) comes from Oro Province.  He is a Business Development Officer with the National Superannuation Fund of Papua New Guinea


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