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26 March 2011

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I'm often surprised how far this poem has infiltrated into modern thinkers and their discussions in PNG, without the due recognition to the body of literature it has come from.

One characteristic of a modern literate and literature appreciating society is their ability to recognize, interact with and demonstrate appreciation of the products of literary pursuit. More than just quoting words taken from Facebook posts.

I have seen and read glimpses of this poem above in a few places, but am yet to read a decent quote.

That's all good to me. I'd rather avoid the egotism, except that I am a poet and it is in my nature to sense the readership, even if it is only hinted at.

Perhaps we need to quote the works of dead leaders from foreign lands in order to be 'modern thinkers' in a literate society.

Remember this all those who would be: A leader knows a leader.

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