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The Paradise of my Youth

 

Quietly and peacefully,
on the Land of the Rain
sits the gorgeous paradise of my youth.

With its roots
          it’s a pacific pride,
with its soils
          it’s a national pride,
with its trunk
          it connects me world-wide,
with its branches
          it looks so unique,
with its leaves
          it stands tall and high,
with its fruits
          it’s a gate way to prosperity.

Quietly and peacefully,
as time fades away
its legacy will sit on my back.


(2006)



Derek Futaiasi

Carol Aru