Oahu, Hawai'i

1893, they overthrew the queen.

Stole the kingdom,

and killed her dream.

A dream that her people were safe,

that they will not suffer.

That dream is no longer.

 

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono,

The life of the land that is perpetuated in righteousness.

But what does this mean?

A land once so luscious,

but being destroyed by greed.

High rises and towers is all that can be seen.

More buildings,

no green,

It’s all about money,

but what about me?

 

Me being the next generation.

Where will we go?

Can’t afford to live here,

Can’t be in this place called home. 

Not helping the people,

not one bit.

What will our monarchs think, if they seen this?

 

People moving in,

Are they from here? 

No.

Tell me Mr. Governor,

where will my people go?

We can’t afford our home…

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country

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