Children of Fergusson Island

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: JDT Desktop Publishing

Poem about the children of Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

We are the children of the ocean

Sun and moon are our parents

Born with chocolate colored skin

We toiled the blessed earth

And feasted during the sagali

We sailed the ocean in our sailao

To distant lands on the Kula Trade

We climbed Oya Tabu to reach the stars

And danced the sacred daiyo

With the spirits of Bwebweso

We are strong and bold,

Gifted and talented

Intelligent enough to lead

We are the children of Fergusson.

 

Photograph Credit: Maleta Tokwakwasi Tupi

 
 


Submitted: September 06, 2016

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