Yesterday We Dreamed

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Ples Singsing - A PNG Writer's Blog

04 NOVEMBER 2020


It was not so long ago 
Hardly more than a lifetime or so 
When our nation was so young 
And our history had just begun.

Then, they stood them all
Forefathers tall
And blessed us
With an anthem song.

We forward went, hither sent
Each tribe and clan,
In this proud Melanesian land,
Every son and daughter born;
United we did stand
With transient shackles shorn
As a new day did dawn.

Did then we dare to dream
And transcend as one?
Have our ancestors been told
How far we have come?
What do we tell of?
What praise, what glory,
That children will hear
As pleasant bedtime stories?

Our Guardians now indulge
In self-serving histrionics
While idle sons
And beleaguered daughters
Survive on informal economics.

Where now, the integrity of Chiefs? That they may bless us truly Where too, the vigor of youth? That…

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