A rondeau for Dollorose Fong Roka
Building a nation takes true integrity & real effort

The days after Independence Day

MICHAEL DOM

Arise! Sons and daughters of this land
Let us sing of our joy to be free
It was only yesterday we dreamed

Now is the time that we make a stand
To govern ourselves responsibly
Arise! Sons and daughters of this land

The nation’s future is in our hands
We must restore our democracy
Do today what yesterday we dreamed

Why suffer with leaders who have failed?
Let’s resurrect our economy
Rise sons, rise daughters, rise hand in hand

How come we are forced from our own land?
Have we lost our sense of dignity?
With one voice let us shout our demand

Give tomorrows children what we dreamed
Awake! Sons and daughters of this land
Papua New Guinea – we are free
Forty years to grow, get up now, stand!

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