Sonnet III: Puppets

Behind locked-up offices, and the secrecy

A delicate plan set, carefully spun

Cunning words combined with bibliomancy

Our forests were sold to Asians for fun

Agreements signed, their shares deposited

More jobs, they say in the media release

Yet the kina drops, prices inflated

We know it is a white-collar disease

Our leaders are puppets in miniature

Our haus tambaran is a mere circus

Puppets dance to the melody for sure

And play games in parliamentary caucus

For too long, we’ve entertained corruption

Don’t vote for puppets in the election

This poem is about: 
My country

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