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I can see the morning star, can you?

Morning Star (akrockefeller.com)RAYMOND SIGIMET

In solidarity with West Papua. I read the words of Gary Juffa and they prompted me to compose this poem in recognition of the West Papuan struggle for self-determination from Indonesia.

The Morning Star still shines
Across the colonial eastern lines
Her eyes still twinkle over decades
Moist glisten in her brown eyes
Uniqueness trampled by opposition
Passive indifference and atrocious oppression
Her people in sanctioned retreat
Her birthright taken by colonial deceit
I see you Morning Star of Papua
I see your tears spilling in Melanesia

The Morning Star still weeps
The tears coming in sweeps
Ignored by the constellations
Dulled flicker through suppressions, intimidations
The Morning Star cries silent, listen
Her heavy heart in torment
Her people in earthly purgatory
Her land bled continuously, shamelessly, needlessly
I see you Morning Star of Papua merdeka
You must still shine in Melanesia

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Bessielah David

It's heart-wrenching, the situation in West Papua.

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