Rules to obey - (SPAN 65 and 66)

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Angela Scanlan

They say ua ta le iva, everyone off to bed!

But as I go to lie down, I am surprised by an order 

As they say “Fofo my head”

 

When they catch my soai

They say fai atu fiafia 

And then I hurry my apology

Because I see the salu is lying near

   

When I hip-hop in front of my father

He says you look like a faavalevale 

But I never answer back

In case he dropkicks me out of the fale

 

As I sit down to eat

He says fai muamua le meaai o le tama

And then I smile at my baby brother

Then whisper you’ll choke on a kukama

 

If he says stop jumping on the bed

But we continue to osooso

Auoi ta fia ola! Is all you hear 

As he raises the seevae tosotoso

 

So many rules to obey

Or else the mop will hit my muli 

So I try to be a good girl

As to avoid him as I play tuli

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