Love for Parihaka


Bear in mind
We are still digging you out of our tucked away memories
a knowledge glazed over
by the brush stroke of civilisation

Tupuna deeds
from that time of Parihaka Power
are actions guiding a story
of sassy intelligent resistance
to settle the chronicles
in the genetic waters of Parihaka progeny

Now let’s the rest of us
pick up our hoe
push through those Parihaka waterways
smashing the flow of miseducation
so all our nations mokopuna
can recall Te Whiti and Tohu Kakahi…

with the might and bang of a firecracker!

Marama Davidson
05 November 2012