Acrylic on canvas board - reds and pinks and yellows
5x7 inches but big feeling when you gaze at it
Only $ 25.00 shipping free to mainland
Poem included and handwritten on lined notebook paper
" The measure if a man"
Tonga nashed his tribal teeth
Declaring war on the other feeth
Beliefs , he said, should be same as mine
So all y'all tikis , watch your behind. So...
If you wear ceremonial mask
Or drink the sap from the woo woo flask
Or show your teeth and make scary noise
Then you are one of us "tribal boys"..
But all y'all others, you must go
We don't put up with saying no
Conforming is the smartest route
When you argue I consider it mute.
And just about that very time
The eldest tiki delivered his line
His very last truth, his very strong phrase
As he counted down years and months and days.
He said " nashing teeth and tribal mask,
Berry flavor in a woohoo flask , none of these things
Matter a bit, what's really important is how far you can spit.
And he won hands down cuz everybody knew
That your spitting distance is the measure of you
All other measure is considered a farce
Except the one bout " hung like a horse".