Jewels of Inferno

My challenge was the Golden Shovel: A newer form, inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks. I took a line from an existing poem and used each word as the end word in my own lines. This is the line from the poem I chose. There is no greater sorrow than to recall our times of joy in…

Lomeo and Iulieki – one pidgin tragedy inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Aloha BR readers, If you nevah read “Lomeo and Iulieki — one pidgin tragedy” part one and part two, mo bettah go back and catch up. Bumbye going be too confusing.   Part Three Lomeo had blood All ovah his white t-shirt. Dat same night He wen sneak up Da big, white plumeria tree Fo…

Lomeo and Iulieki, one pidgin tragedy—-500 words

Wuz one hot August night In fair Kapahulu Under one full,  moon of da egg of da Golden Duck. Gang fights Da Wong ʻohana  Against  Da Mahi ʻohana Big, big beefs ʻOhana against ʻohana On da basketball court At da bus stop At Alex Drive In.  Big beefs Going get mo trouble. Finally, da judge…

Loke

Loke Swims Like Ka poʻe Moananuiākea Oceania’s people. Where do they come from? We’re all supposed to be one beeeg ʻohana. That’s what archaeologists say. Transported On the first wave Transported on the first broad current like seeds in the wind, scattering scattering. On the sinking islands of Moananuiākea. Loke ponders. Who were they? Who…

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