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Give back PNG

Child
"All those riches we can't take back today / So better to stop giving them away"

MICHAEL DOM

There was a young leader named Marape
Who served in O'Neill's bagarapment
But when push came to shove
And he had had more than enough
He took back PNG without foment

If the aim now is to keep taking back
I don't know why we are being so slack
Because Beijing doesn't care
And Canberra won't dare
Tell us how to be Christian, rich and Black

And where are those God fearing leaders
Who bowed and scraped for the APEC bleeders?
Seems Jehovah is least on their minds
When they sign for more logging, more mines
They keep selling us all down the river

Spur
"But Marape says take back PNG / And then hands out all the car keys"

Since the last PM taunted our laws
And sold everything behind closed doors
All those riches we can't take back today
So better to stop giving them away
And treating our people like paupers

But Marape says take back PNG
And then hands out all the car keys
For Flying Spurs and Maseratis
Look instead at what he will do
If his words and promises are empty

Warriors long taim bipo
"Ask with sincerity, who really are we? / And how is it we keep our Black history?"

Now when we say take back PNG
And cheer Independence with glee
There are difficult things we must do
Ask with sincerity, who really are we?
And how is it we keep our Black history?

Stop taking and give back PNG.

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Michael Dom

Porap, I disagree with your decree.

"Let us not have greater expectation on leaders, everyone is born to make mistakes."

I contend that it is because of our human frailties that we should expect our leaders to have risen above them and therefore help to raise us up, or at the very least Give Back to us a figure that we can look up to as being the best example of who we are as a people.

I do not believe that this is too much to ask and suspect that it may be what Christ would advise of leadership.

Porap Gai

Time after time, there have been powerful leaders in world's history. But only God is powerful over every kingdom, nation and power. Let us not have greater expectation on leaders, everyone is born to make mistakes.

Baka Bina

The malaise is:

We had our malo and purrpurr - good stuff;

Then we were given lavalava and undapens - flimsy stuff;

Which caused friction and bagarap the inner thighs -uncomfortable;

Was different from the malo and purrpurr;

Undapens was unklin real kwik;

No sop na wara can klin real kwik;

Undapens is now bagarap;

Which will need some one,

To wash klin this bagarapment;

And the MSs, JCs, PWs, RNs, MMs, BSs, POs and now JMs

Are full of bs ennui and the malaise will linger.

Michael Dom

Bagarapment is a term coined by Martyn Namorong in reference to the "systemic and systematic corruption" in PNG government and posed as an alternative term describing an establishment which is a combination of mobocratic and kleptocratic ruling political elite.

Martyn may have a more thorough explanation. I use the term here for my own purposes.

Ian Ritchie

I'm not entirely sure that "bagarapment" is a word (even in Tok Pisin), but I do love it and how apt it is.

Paul Oates

Mota ka lo rot,
Watpo yu sanap.
Miting yu bagarap,
Yu kisim bensin we?
Ensin ino girap gut,
Draiva yu-u stap we?

Olsem mi mekim liklik singsing nating tasol na tromwe lek wantaim.

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