Being

Chinese-Okinawan-Irish-English-German
These are the
Blood of
My Ancestors

Hee, Tamashiro, Mitchell, Walter
And the
Names

Birthplaces change
As do names

All still walk
Hand in hand

With me
Through me
Here,

Hawai`i…

Where I was
Born and Raised

The land
Whose Aloha

Embraces cultures
From all over the world

Whose Queen fought for freedom
She loved all Hawaiians, all people

Asian
Caucasian
Hapa

Local…

You hapa (local)?
Not even, you no look’um
You one Haole
What part mainland you from?

Ho bra
Try wait
Not even

Eh, woteva…

Words,
Dat
Wen
Hurt
Me (Us)

Not local
Not Hawaiian

But I (We) no really feel American, yeah

So
Who
Am (Are)

I (We)…

Stay stronger
Dan any kine words
Know dat
Because dis

Hawai`i…

My (our) home
My (our) birthright
My (our) Destiny

All belong
So long

As can
Hold dis

Close…

Never forget
Where you are from
It is where you will find
Where you are going
Where you already

Are…

Blended with your ancestors
Get choke
History
Wisdom
Peace
Love

Aloha…

Always was,
Always goin be
Always stay
Lidat

Mahalo ke Akua

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