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A brush with death & trickery at the crocodile pool

Love comes within time


An entry in the Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

Some days ago we met for the first
Our thoughts entangled in common thirst

We admired one other like a glowing bower
We loved each other like a blooming flower

Our hearts to each other we gave
Our emotions sparkled as a radio wave

Despite the distance now I picture your face
In the gentlest wind your features I trace

I feel overwhelmed if you’re not around
In response to my call there’s not a sound

Your voice I know it’s so tender and kind
Your heart it doesn’t change like a mind

So don’t be away from me for even a day
Bear with me, this distance will soon go away

Then I will humbly be with you when the time is right
And we’ll meet once again when the earth is alight


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Jimmy Awagl

Thanks Martinez for your bold remarks.

Martinez Wasuak

I like the poem.

Jimmy Awagl

Thanks John for the complimentary remarks.

John Kaupa Kamasua

Great! Cheers all around.

Jimmy Awagl

Thanks Mathias for your applause. Wai woo.

Mathias Kin

Wow, ene parawo!

Jimmy Awagl

Great thanks Angra Dom, the great creative poet.

I applaud your poetical analogy with this beautiful piece complementing my poem.

Appreciate your encouraging remarks.

Michael Dom

Time can be an unforgiving master, but when it's right...

This is a splendid poem Jimmy, in concept and presentation.

Couplets are good to use with uncomplicated and powerful messages.

Your last couplet is particularly spectacular - "when the earth is alight" - these last words light up the whole poem even as the reading ends.

In the second couplet I think 'spectrum wave' (which we can see) may be used for 'radio wave', and there is consonance in the 'sp'...

In the second last couplet "So don’t be away from me for even a day" - this reminds so much of Pablo Neruda's 'Don't go far off'...

Notice his simplicity of word choice when he is dealing with the very basics of expressing pure human emotion..

The image of the trains is powerful one for anyone who has been in a train station.

But for PNGians think of say, Four Mile bus stop, where all the empty PMV's would be parked empty if they were not in use, which is not quite the same idea but the image is similar.

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

Pablo Neruda was the first Nobel laureate for literature in poetry.

Jimmy Awagl

Thanks Angra Philip. Wakai woo!

Philip G Kaupa

Beautifully written Jimmy.

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