Ai Pohaku… So Ono!

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He treks with a constant pain

in his side,  remains hungry

never enough as nourishment is needed

every single day

He wanted more of his own

he searched out with high hopes to see

every last brown face that went missing

from the white pages of colonialism

left out

of books about his own

 

He is

everything we ever had

and all that we have left

 

He stays hungry, turning in every way

So much that Ai Pohaku became Ono

One that his teeth finally sunk into

Water from a rock, he squeezed

his fist was thirsting to see

Just one drop of the Koko

he could smell in their porous veins

 

Don’t we have everything we need?

NO

Are we going to get over it and accept the case?

NO

 

Every

Every tireless rant

unnecessary (and stupid) propositions made

to predetermine out attitudes toward injustice

But he is everything we ever had

and all that we have left

Don’t we have everything we need to prove

that the fight was worth it’s weight in gold?

YES

Our Aina is worth more than your dirty gold.

 

 

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