Edited for the blog, an entry from the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition, Kina Securities Poetry Category by Zephaniah Winduo Aron
Zephaniah has a Bachelor in Information Systems from the Divine Word University. He always enjoys serving his Sepik people and contributes to the development of his province to preserve and promote Sepik culture and traditions. Zephaniah has had some of his work, photographs and articles in several media spaces.
The world is coming into Papua New Guinea
More like parasites into a host
All for one undeniable reason
The search for sweet profit, selfish profit.
We are blind folded by the authorities
Being fooled in our own land
Enslaved by the rules
Being cheated by their greed, our greed
All because of profit
Will profit replace mankind?
We fail to stop and think
Should we put profit before people?
Let us think about tomorrow, remember yesterday
Let us put people before profit
For people’s survival is paramount