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The Jewel-Encrusted Diadem

Published by PIIHONUA | Friday, July 26, 2019 1:58 PM


It’ll shine so bright, it can transport us into the depths of the po.


Fo da boss, he says, “jes’ write”, e kakau wale ho’i.

‘Eha Ke Po’o

Ouuuch! ‘Eha ke po’o! My head hurts. Aue!
I feel trampling, all over my rugged kino,
my body.
I hear yelling, shouting, cussing.
Sounds of chanting send tremors through my ‘ili.

A worn-out cycle of confusion and controversy .
One hui wants this, another hui wants that.
Voices, claiming “pono “,
continue to branch off,
and splinter,
like rapidly dying ‘ohi’a.

Some say they want to put another huge stone in my jewel-encrusted diadem.
Yeah, another one.

But they say, this one will shine even brighter
than the rest.
They promised.
It’ll shine so bright,
it can transport us into
the depths of the po.
Revealing origins,
revealing explanations.
How about revealing solutions?

One brave koa named Bruddah George once said this about my sister,
“she’s not just a barren rock”.

“Me too “.



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piihonua - Wednesday, August 07, 2019 3:19 AM.


No worries, mahalo boss.

Bamboo Buckaroo - Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:32 PM.


Ooops, not the Golden Mile. That's another place. It's the Royal Mile : )

Bamboo Buckaroo - Thursday, August 01, 2019 9:13 AM.


On the advice of a native Edinburgian I met on the plane going in, I ate the best fish and chips I've ever had in the entire UK. It's located right on the "Golden Mile." Gotta eat um hot.

https://www.scoffable.com/menu/benes_edinburgh

piihonua - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:02 PM.


Aloha Boss,

No, unfortunately not. I’m heading up to Edinburgh, Scotland to cover a story on the students of Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii Campus who are performing THE BATTLE OF KUAMO’O at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. Mahalo pumehana for the comment.

Bamboo Buckaroo - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:48 AM.


Interesting, Piihonua. Are you up on the mountain now?