City Spirit
Guma culture is not what it means to be Papua New Guinean

From where I stand: A poets’ world


 An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

From where I stand, I see the world like you don’t
From where I stand, the pen is mightier than the sword
It’s a world so full of life, all set out in interesting forms

From where I stand, I see all corners of the world
From where I stand, everything matters in every word
This world comes to life when my fingers get to work

With eyes as sharp as those of a golden eagle
I note everything including those who, at my sight quiver
And even those we despise, in my world they shall linger

On a hectic day, open a book and this world greets you
You realize this world within is too good to be true
But it comes into existence only if you have time to prove

From where you stand, everything goes unnoticed
From where you sit, you can’t even notice the sea
I see you take things for granted, oh what a pity

Hold my hand as I take you to Africa
Hold on tight as we fly to America
Australia, Asia and all over Melanesia

Read, read, read and write, write, write
Read, read, read and type, type, type
This is my world, so full of life.


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