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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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We hope that you will be inspired and enjoy your visit here on our special online anthology! Here you'll find poetry of various topics that stir the minds and touches the souls of poets from the beautiful Pacific island of Guam! It is our mission to showcase Guam's literature talents in the beautiful interwoven lines of poetry. The poems do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Guam Poets Club. Any reproduction of any of the poems is prohibited by law. However, poems used for nonprofit educational purposes are permissible. If you wish to share an inspirational poem or two, send an e-mail with the words "poem submission" in the subject area, along with your name/pen name, poem, village, and inspirational message (required) to the Web Master at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. Please note that poems will be reviewed for appropriateness, so please ensure that they can be viewed by all audiences.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Introducing - IslanderView, January 2018 Issue



Check out this month's IslanderView 2018 issue produced by Vera Dela Cruz -
https://view.joomag.com/islanderview-digital-magazine-january-2018/0802377001517149453?short  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy New Year!


Biba Anu Nuebu!  May the year 2018 bring you much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Minagof Nochebuena ~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)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

MY ROOTS

I come from an array of diverse ethnicities

The Chamorro side is salty, sassy, and strong

The Filipino side deals with sinigang and accents

The Chinese side is one that’s inexplicable

The Vietnamese side is one that gives me pride

I’m like pancake batter

Mix Chamorro, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, and bam there’s me!


© rinabbta


INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  This poem is about my culture. I hope more people will learn to embrace their identity, no matter the race, religion, or social class. Remember that YOU ARE LOVED!

WORRY

Worry is such a stalker
Asking me questions as if he was my father
Making me question what might come next
It's like he never wants to rest
Holding me back from what I want to do
He always talks about my future and loved ones, too
Worry always makes me feel fraught
He stresses me out a lot
He always makes me feel this way
Why won't he just go away?
Worry always turns me into a mess
Well, that is what he does best.

©zevvoplado


INSPIRATION MESSAGE:  There are things that will bring you down in life, but it won't always be that way.

FLOWING WITH THE WIND

Someday the world will hear my roar.

Someday I will master butterfly pullups.

Someday I will have the strength to hold a freestanding handstand.

Someday youths will be emancipated from technology.

Someday drugs won’t encumber people.

Someday there will be a cure for cancer.

Someday abuse will end.

Somedays kids will stop using drugs.

Someday youths will start planning for a better future.

Someday…

©rinabbta


INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  It is important to remain hopeful and take action towards a society that will one day improve. Be strong, and be an advocate for what is right!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CANCER WARRIOR

When I was young, I lived fighting cancer.
When I was 13, I knew I was sick.
Cancer stopped me from being a dancer.
My chemotherapy made me go ick
It was scary at first but I was brave.
I spend many days in a Cancer ward
I prayed to the good Lord, my life to save
Without their support it would be so hard.
I met a close friend who had passed away 
She told me to be strong, and keep fighting. 
I still remembered her every darn day.
So I never backed down, never hiding
I thank my Family for their support.
Any signs of cancer, I should report.
©jlavaro

Village:  Dededo


INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Never let cancer define who you are.