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~ Hafa Adai ~
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Visit the original Guam Poets Club Anthology at http:mnrivera1.com/guampoetsonline1
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Monday, March 20, 2017

On Giving...

"For it is in giving that we receive."

-Saint Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

On Temporary Setbacks...

Here are thought-reflective words by Bill Marriott of the Marriott Hotels:

"Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2017 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

What Matters to Me

My name is Aurianna Morellano
and I am full filipino
But I was born and raised on Guam
I love the food here
I love the beautiful beaches
I love the hot sun
I still love being filipino
No I don’t eat dog
No I am not a FOB

I know my culture likes balut
But I don’t like that
I like the juicy BBQ
And the different types of kelaguen
We have the most beautiful sunsets
and the most beautiful island
(c) amorellano

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  What I love is what matters to me.

GUMMY BEARS

It's so dull and lonely
It's like time is moving slowly
Everything I see is gray
OMG! It's so boring today
I don't know what to do anymore
It is not the day I hoped for
But then I hear my mother arrive
Then I feel like I'm becoming alive
I quickly descend from the stairs
To see my mother with a pack of gummy bears
Then suddenly life became so colorful
And I became hopeful
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Enjoy the little things in your life.

HEY PAPA

Papa I miss you
Cause you were the glue
To our family of four
The family I longed for
Without you here 
My head feels unclear
So come back to us
So there won't be a fuss
I hope to see you soon
So there won't be a fuss
I hope to see you soon
So you can make me another animal balloon
Remember I'll love you forever 
And I'll talk to you whenever
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Cherish the moments you have with the people you love.