Kani ke oeoe, he piʻoloke ko ka ʻāina

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 20 o Ianuali, 2018)

 

Synopsis: The nuclear missile alarm caused serious consternation, but people remained courteous on the roads. As for the assignment of blame, we should look no further than the two despotic leaders that are peddling fear. Lock ‘em up and let ‘em fight each other.

Aloha e nā hoa ʻalo like o ka ʻīnea, nā hoa nō hoʻi i hoʻomanawanui like i kēlā piʻoloke launa ʻole o ke kupu ʻana maila i kēlā Pōʻaono aku nei. A i kēia manawa a ma kēia hope aku nō hoʻi, ʻaʻole paha e poina ka lono kuhihewa i kukuʻi maila no ka lele mai o kahi kao lele pahū a Kōlea ʻākau i hoʻōlapa mai ai. Aia nō ma hope mai o ka hola ʻewalu, kakahiaka, ua kani ke oeoe e hahaʻi mai ana i ia lono e kū ai ka weli o ka lehulehu. A eia au, kahi kanaka oʻo, i loko o ka wā nāwaliwali loa o ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana, ʻaʻole naʻe paha e poina ia mea i nā lā e koe ana!

ʻEā, e nā hoa heluhelu, eia mai kahi nīnau maʻa mau, ma hea ʻoukou i ka wā i kani mai ai ua kūkala hewa nei? ʻO au hoʻi, e kalaiwa ana mai Kāneʻohe aku a i ke kūlanakauhale no ka hele ʻana i kekahi hālāwai. Kani maila ka leo hohō o kahi kekake ma loko mai o kaʻu kelepona, a he kani hoʻonāukiuki ʻiʻo nō e hiki ʻole ai ke huli kua ʻia. Komo ʻiʻo nō ka nīele i loko oʻu. Ua nui koʻu ʻiʻini e heluhelu i ka nūhou i hoʻouna ʻia maila, akā, makaʻu au o loaʻa mai i ka mākaʻi. No laila, e holo naʻaupō ana a hiki aku au ma ke alaloa. I ia manawa, kāhea maila kaʻu wahine no ka hahaʻi mai i ka lono.

I lohe aku ka hana oʻu, kaha akula, piʻi ma ke alanui Pali no ka hoʻi ʻana i Kāneʻohe, kahi e noho pū ai me ka ʻohana. I koʻu wahi hoʻomanaʻo ʻana, aia ma kahi o ka 8 a 10 wale nō minuke noʻu e ʻimi ai i kahi malu. ʻO ka ʻoiaʻiʻo naʻe, ʻaʻohe wahi ala e pakele ai, a no laila, ʻo ia kalaiwa mālie aku nō ma ke ʻano mau a hōʻea i ka hale. Kohu mea lā, pēlā ka manaʻo o nā kānaka ʻē aʻe, a no ka mea, ʻaʻohe kaʻa e holo pupule ana i ke alanui. ʻAʻohe wahi ʻano o ka piʻoloke a ʻike ʻia ma ia wā weliweli, koe wale nō kekahi mau kaʻa e kū ana ma haʻi o ke alanui, a e kamaʻilio ana ke kalaiwa ma ke kelepona. A i ke kokoke ʻana aku i ka hale, ua kāhea hou mai kaʻu wahine me ka nūhou maikaʻi e maha ai ka naʻau. He pūlapu wale nō ka hana!

I ka hoʻokolokolo ʻana i ke kumu o ia kūkala hewa ʻana, ua kuhikuhi ʻia kahi limahana akahana ʻole. ʻO ka huhū o ka lehulehu no ko lākou hoʻohemahema ʻia, hoʻohalahala ʻia akula ua limahana nei a hoʻohalahala pū ʻia ke aupuni mokuʻāina i ka hāwāwā o kona ʻōnaehana kūkala pōʻino. Aloha nō ua kanaka nei. Ua hoʻopau ʻia kona kuleana ma ia keʻena a hoʻoneʻe ʻia i kahi ʻē. ʻEā, ʻo kona luna paha ke hoʻopaʻi ʻia no ka hemahema o ko lākou ʻōnaehana!

ʻO ka ʻoiaʻiʻo, i hewa nō iā Huli lāua ʻo Kim Jong Un. E ʻole kā lāua mau ʻōlelo hūpō a hoʻoweliweli hoʻi i kahi a me kahi, weliweli ko kākou nohona i kēia mau lā. E aho paha ka hoʻopaʻa ʻana i ia mau aliʻi hehena i loko o kahi pahu liʻiliʻi kahi e ʻāʻumeʻume ai. Hiki nō iā kākou ke hoʻopoina iā lāua a kāpae hoʻi i ka haʻalulu a me ka pīhoihoi, a noho mau aku nō i loko o ka maluhia!

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