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6th generation from Lana'i, striving to do the better thing, sharing with 'ohana nui our family history by writing and caring for our ancestral places.



Pele's Last Rainforest

Published by LEILANIOLANAI | Tuesday, December 22, 2009 10:10 PM


written for Ulaleo who spoke out for his fiery 'aumakua and being one of the first to kokua Pele Defense Fund for access and gathering rights.



Auwe! Wao Kele O Puna,
the white man ways demand
your spiritual end.

The lush 'ohi'a forest nurtures
its rare plant life,
her silence stabbed by a drilling knife.

Tutu awakens at Pu'u O'o,
her anger creates sacred land,
She scorns the evils of man.

The flowing, groaning 'aina,
shifts its hot magma waves,
crackling through miles of secret caves.

Go and tell the story,
Pele's last rainforest is not for sale or rent,
Auwe! Wao Kele O Puna, Auwe!

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