Violence against women: an Australian failure
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Sana, Now I Understand Your Dream


Dedicated to Lady Veronica Somare

I could have found a man in a million
But faith has found me millions in a man
I have no idea what was in your mind
I just kept faith in your constant gravity
You raised your country, I raised your family
Sana, now I understand your dream

The more you dragged me into it
The more sensitive I became to watch you
You would come home as if the world ran over you
I always stood by your side to provide comfort
Sending you back to enemy lines fully armed
We both have scars, the wounds walked your dreams
Sana, now I understand your dream

I thought the peak of your dream was independence
I thought after that was all leadership and ruling
I was so wrong to have thought all this
The true peak of your dream happened after
I turned around to speak your victory, only to see your chair empty
You should have told me how we would be in your absence
You are now not here to see the real beauty of our nation
Sana, now I understand your dream

All your children are mourning in unity
Before you departed, you knew you had millions
The importance of Independence was felt when you left
I was privileged to be a fighter alongside you
To see your victory in living your dream
I can't wait to tell you the true success stories
That wait for me, the rainbow of love hasn't failed
Sana, wait for me to tell of your victory


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