Papua New Guinea

In the Pacific lies a land of gold
An island floating on a sea of oil
She is my home and there I shall grow old
On these open plains and earth I shall toil

Whether you are watching her ocean waves
Enjoying the stars and moonlight night sky
Or exploring all of her wondrous caves
She keeps calling me in a haunting cry

Early sunrise brings hope for another day
Another day of praying for the best
Her sunsets give a magical display
Putting troubled minds and children to rest

She has embroiled me so tight with her heart
Her mighty grip, I can’t fight nor depart

Jordan Dean was born on June 12, 1984 on Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. He is the author of ‘Tattooed Face: A Collection of Poems’ (2016) and ‘Follow the Rainbow: Selected Poems’ (2016). Read other articles by Jordan.