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Melanesian woman (Photo - Forum Biodiversity)Melanesian Woman

Brown smooth skin, tanned by the sun.
Black, brown eyes, blue by none.
A dancing smile with stained teeth.
No way near shoes or boots, she has strong feet.
Frizzy hair with coconut oil.
Tied to the back or combed out tall.
Baskets and bilums are her pride,
in meri blouses she will stride.
Down to the river or up to the hill,
with pots clanging her feet will drill.
A friend to many and mother to all,
despite her struggles,
she stands up tall.


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Alex Harris

A wonderfully visual poem, thank you Jessica. Good to see nupela talent.

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