Black Tobias

Black Colgate paste
The muddy smile
Teacher of eighteen years
Are Are language
The universal view
Custom medicine
Teeth that never fall out
Ancestors still smiling
Living in their skulls
Malaria custom medicine
Burnt stone
Hardened teeth
Tempered heart
Skulls with all white smiling

He sat beside me
At our Uhu shelter
The changing tone
The lagoons' beauty shone
Changing colour and mood
The green water so crystal
Clear yet murky with history
The taboo islands prohibitive
Tread there and your testes will swell
That one there
Will turn like a wheel
Medicine so strong
The power called custom

Volcanic smile
Thundrous laugh
Learned teacher
Volcanic smile
Thundrous laugh