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The Road Forgotten

The road
Construction workers on the Hagus to Haku section of the Buka ringroad in Bougainville that was neglected for many years until prime minister James Marape visited Bougainville recently and allocated funds to renew it

DENNIS K BELAS

The road forgotten had been found
Gone are those pot holes rest in peace
Find your place among those souls
We shall weep nor whine no more

For though we complained
We know it was not your fault,
Through good and bad times
You still took us through

Gone are those potholes
Our people now relieved
Despite the many bumpy rides
Our people still believed

Even when you took us through
Those bumpy rides that made us wished
And hated you or them, or even ourselves
We admit now, it was not your fault

And when we look back, we miss
Those bumpy rides that helped ease
Our pains and worries and troubles
And shook them off along the way

Gone are those potholes
That helped us meditated
Or kept us awake and alert
For troubles that may come

Gone are those potholes
That spared us moments to reflect
Upon the pains and troubles
That waited at our destinations

We shall now ride with ease into the future
And cherish those many forgotten years
That many governments gone before us
May have thought we never existed

Thank you to PM Marape
When our road suffered wear,
You showed us fair
And gave us our share

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