New police minister acts to respond to devastating tribal war
The awesome armaments of the Highlands raskols


| An entry in the 2019 Crocodile Prize Award for Poetry

This nation is in pain
She knows she can't gain
For reasons she can't tell
But one day time will tell

Why are you delaying
Her children are dying
You gotta be going

The roads are inaccessible
The schools are deplorable
Clinics are inoperable

Drugs and alcohol rule the streets
Guns and axes can't be treats
Water is not sweet
We can think and tweet
But we can't beat them shits

Modus operandi
They don't need nobody
They can be that body
You can be nobody

Is for Apec city
That has no pity
For the rest of the country


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Lindsay F Bond

Diane - Distinctive expression, draws attention. Elegy tearing of PNG?

Of subject, add prisons. Read Adam Reed, 2003, "Papua New Guinea's Last Place".


I gotta say this one made me smile. But really this is good. Should turn it into a song.

Albert Schram

Nice and to the point. People keep dying because nobody addresses the health care system that has collapsed, and the education system that is close to grinding to a halt.

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