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A Little Piece of Hawaiian Land

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JamesMichael
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A Little Piece of Hawaiian Land


She stood pleasantly by the road
to sell her fresh mangoes
and papaya's and banana's,
even local grown avocado's
and kiwi's;
she was willing to lower
her price a bit
if she knew the buyer was needy
and it seemed like there was
a lot of that going around lately;
she was known to trade some fresh mangoes
or papaya's for some fresh fish
caught that morning by a local fisherman;
later she would cook that for lunch or dinner,
enough to feed her family of five,
of grandma, herself and three small keiki's,
thankful that a few local fishermen
were looking out for all of them;
making sure the local fish
filled the bellies
of those that lived in this small
but happy North Shore town.


JamesLee
2/16/17


Thank God!
That was one thing they had a lot of,
this little piece of Hawaiian land
to grow fresh fruit upon...

  
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JerryPat2
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A wonderful bit of nostalgia, James. Enjoy!

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


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I'm not as needy as the young one in your story James, but I've always enjoyed bartering. Everybody wins.

...just bein' Bluesy

secondhanddreampoet
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fine 'slice of Hawaiian life' write !
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Very nice, James.
jwesley
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Very nicely written James . . .

j.
2islander2
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very nice, a taste of paradise for me


yann
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Nice work sharing that bit of paradise. ~L
Poet In Pink
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Hello James Such a quaint picture you paint ~ A very heart warming look of a community that shares and sees after each other ~ Much enjoyed ~ Alana
 
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