C’mon Kapiti, there’s something not right
No need for a lynching party at night
or to don the white hoods of the vigilante
It’s still a great statue of artistry.
Ask the abuse survivors if they can see
there’s nothing more fitting than a splendid tui
as a symbol of their courageous fight
to free themselves and again take flight.
Tui survived against the unwanted invasion
of human-introduced predators across this nation
And triumphed against loss of their habitation
A survivor despite the abuse degradation!
( Jim McIntosh
Shoemaker & Travel Blogger http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com)