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Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Land

This is the story of a fish
With a name so long
That if you write it out
It’s quite easy to get wrong.
When snorkeling in a little bay
My gear wasn’t working right
Water traveled up my nose
Water was my only site.
A long journey I’d been on
To find a coral reef of tale.
But my journey seemed at an end
And the shore was a long way off to sail.
But then in my sight came a fish
Famous in Hawaiian lands.
Flicking a fin, a tail, a head
The fish was joined by little bands.
Many fish swam around
My new friend at the center.
They showed me a more deep end
In which I could enter.
Their place I headed to
And swam there very fast.
Water was clogging up my senses
And filling up my mask.
I cleaned my gear
And with some avail
That moment helped me
To prevail.
And being more alert,
A thought came to my mind.
The fish were leaving now quite quick
So I followed so to find
The coral reef of tale
In some way I’d prevail!
I’d almost lose the fish,
But I had only to look around.
Those rare Hawaiian fish
Kept me safe and sound.
We traveled on and on
Til we were finally at the reef.
When we finally made it there
It was quite a relief.
Many fish I saw
But alas, I was too late.
My gear was filling up again
What unlucky fate.
On the journey back
To the shore of sand
Whenever I felt lost
The fish would lend a hand.
I made it safe and sound
To the shore at last.
Thanks to the fish I found
A route quite fast.
I’ll tell you right now,
This was really what I saw.
It was the
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a



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Tatlo said...
May 10, 2011 at 12:16 am
What a fun poem!  It makes me want to run off to Hawaii to swim with the Humumunukuapuaa too!
 
colorsofwind replied...
May 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm
Thank you!
 
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