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WRITE WHATEVA!

Published by JEAN TOYAMA | Saturday, May 17, 2008 4:58 PM


Here is the poem created from today's (Saturday) festival based on the lines provided by seven writers. Their original lines precede my poem.


ORIGINAL LINES

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


WRITE WHATEVA!

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,
spilled milk,
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.




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HAKEN - Saturday, May 17, 2008 8:53 PM.


Wow, that's really cool. I should try writing poetry again.