Cry of West Papua

Aseneth Waide

An Entry in the Poetry Award

Oh PNG!
My brother
My friend
Why do you pretend?

Oh PNG!
My own land
I cannot defend

Every day
I am beaten
Tied up
Humiliated
Every day
I am killed
Captured
Shamed and shunned

Your brother’s blood
dries up on the ground
Your sister’s children
are nowhere to be found

Our enemies show us
no mercy
Killing us with such
barbarity

How can you betray
your own family?
How can you let us die
at the hands of our enemy?

Oh PNG!
You have forgotten
Your brother
Your friend

You have forgotten
West Papua

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