Here is the poem created from today's (Saturday) festival based on the lines provided by seven writers. Their original lines precede my poem.
Jean said write whateva— Andy Tanji
I like to surf everyday if I can— Robert Apilado
When Hawaii does sing “Motor poo-poo”— John Shockley
Today I had a ton of fun under the sun— Candace Spence
Spilled milk, just clean it up and move on— Kyle Ho
never seen never heard, never a whisper, not a word— Maia Shideler
his laughter broke upon her like a shattered bottle— Ken Tokuno
Poetry is for everyone ,
so write, she said.
Write whateva! Jean said,
So I wrote:
When Hawaii does sing “Motor poo-poo,”
even though I didn’t know what it meant,
the words came out
as in a dada flash
never seen, never heard,
never a whisper, not a word
tumbled out before that mystery line
so I continued until
his laughter broke upon her like a shattered bottle,
just clean it up and move on.
Today I had a ton of fun
under our voggy sun where
I like to surf
everyday, if I can, after I write
whateva I can.