Monday, March 27, 2017

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We've Come From a Time By Robert

We’ve come from a time….
By Robert Sua

We’ve come from a time
Where we see struggle
Where we see alofa
Saving each other
Saving me
Saving Samoa

We’ve come from a time
Where our ancestors dug holes
Now toilets pollute our seas
The sea that sustains us

We’ve come from a time
Our ancestors hunt with BO
Now perfume scare our
Catch away

We’ve come from a time
Our ancestors had no tupe
No ofu- tino
No sevae
No mea’ai
Now $20 is spent on smokes
Wine, beer,
And fish and chips
Drugs

We’ve come from a time
The love of our ancestors was enough
Our ancestors with no education,
No galuega
No fale
No tavale



Now our knowledge comes from technology
Schools
Work papers
Pencils

We’ve come from a time our
Ancestors had good connection
Had good communication
With you and I
Our generation

Now technology is
causing
Disaster and chaos
Causing suicide and dates

We’ve come from a
Where manners were important
Where fa’afetai means thank you
Where tulou is respecting elders

Now kids don’t say thank you
Don’t say please
Don’t say nothing
Just
Swearing
Spitting
And chewing

Robert Sua

Robert Sua
People often see me
As a threat, an uneducated boy

People often see me as a
Bully a boy who smokes, a boy who fights

To me
I am an extraordinary student
I am phenomenal
To me
I am a kid who
Deserves a second chance
I am Robert

I am a Samoan navigator
Desperate to journey
With my ancestors

I am a Samoan kid
Raised by Godly parents
Born in Saipipi

I am a surviver
Striving for success
In the land of milk and honey
Of Aotearoa

I am special

I am Lopai
Named after my fearless hero
I am a mystery
I am delicate treasure

I am Keith
Gift given by a palagi
A palagi exploring Samoa

I am a Christian
Named by a pastor
A leader of a church

I am Sua
I am a navigator
A navigator of life
A navigator of the Islands

I am Lopaki
Named after my Papa
My hero
A gift life
A connection to my past

In 25 Years My Dreams and Aspirations By Robert

In 25 years
My Dreams and Aspirations
By Robert

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To become a man with a beard at the gym

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To become a famous
Overwhelmed actor

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
Gangs are no more
Gangs are peaceful and happy

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To astonish, to care, to love my family

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To nurture
My talents
To nurture my self esteem

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To succeed in connecting
With my ancestors
To succeed to know
Who I am

In 25 years time
My dreams and aspirations
To gain knowledge about my culture
To gain a better life

South Auckland By Robert

South Auckland
By Robert

A place I call home
My home
A place where I stand

A place where murdering and plundering is here

A place where peace and happiness surrounds us

A place where simmering anger is realised

A place where innocent children seek a better education

A place where natural social disasters are created by the governments shortcuts

Smooth back being stabbed by stereotyping strangers
Enormous trees being cut down like her heart being pierced

White glowing plylon hair

Blue eyes drowning in her own sorrow

Long hands snapped as loud at the thunderous bombs blown up
By the police playing cops
In our own powerstation

She is crying for mercy
She is crying for hope
She is crying for you and me
She is my home

A place I call home
My home
A place where I stand