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An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

Dedicated to Peter Raynes, CARE PNG Country Director, 2009-2014

Swiftly we get driven away
By our life’s journey
This time you’re packing up and leaving
Such feeling of excitement and joy to move on
But its heart wrenching
To leave behind those beautiful memories
And the people you’ve
Bonded so well with
Over the years

Those ardent goodbyes
So hard to say
You leave with all these good memories

Like a beacon on the horizon
Everything about you is just amazing
Your humility
Your wisdom
Your kindness
Your smiles
Your bright ideas
Your energy
Your positiveness
Your confidence
Your enthusiasm
Your great leadership qualities
Through example
A great motivator
A good listener
The skills and knowledge you have imparted
So invaluable
Everything about you we will treasure

Under your care and guidance
We have flourished.
We’re eternally grateful for
Everything you’ve done
We’ll surely miss you

As painful as it was, it’s time to bid you
We wish you well


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