My Love for Hawaii: A Poem

Updated on May 24, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

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As a little boy living in a European land

I grew under a spell of my romantic soul

and it couldn't be without a higher hand

that some of my dreams reached a goal.


I can't explain why Hawaiian music did it to me

as if I had dwelled there in my past incarnation

but then when I also saw islands in the movie

my initial fondness turned into a fascination.


It was not until my seventh decade

that my foot made touchdown in that Eden

and as if I had wished harder or daily prayed

its beauty looked like temptation by gods forbidden.


Is it volcanic soil's electromagnetic field

or a likeness to Lemuria, magic ancient land

but after that lengthy flight I got instantly healed

feeling my boyhood's dream at the reach of hand.


All those magnificent sunsets and dancing hula girls

an ambient of ease, and language of dozen letters

all looking precious like some rare Pacific pearls

unchaining from age and cutting off my fetters.


For any of you who have already been there

it may look nothing more than a boyish fixation

but to be honest with any of you, I don't really care

as a mere thought of Hawaii gives me an instant elation.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Elayne---If "envy" was not such a heavy word, I would say how much I envy you for all those Hawaiian memories of 21 years. But we are planning to visit again some time soon to make some more memories there. It takes a romantic heart, not just a curious tourist to fully appreciate that place---I hope you agree.

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      Elayne 

      4 months ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thanks for a wonderful poem to trigger many happy memories of living in Hawaii. We were fortunate to be able to live in that tropical paradise for 21 years. I long for it, especially the ocean and mountains. Fragrant fruits like passionfruit and watermelon papaya. So much to take in and enjoy for the rest of my life. Mahalo!

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