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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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Friday, December 27, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Felis Anu Nuebu (Chamorro)

Feliz Ano Nuevo (Spanish)

Parakapw Mwahu (Pohnpei)

Ungil Becheserrak (Palau)

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Japanese)

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)

Sut dal kum mum (Korean)

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese)

ChĂșc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

May the year 2014 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Felis Pasgua!

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)

Friday, October 4, 2013

PAIN

P  raying this pain will go away
A  lways helps no matter the sharp sting
I  n one moment I can feel my heart ache a bit
N  ext thing I know it doubles in pain!

P  lease take me away from this agony
A  nd bring me to peace
I  n a place called harmony
N  ow and always, please!
(c)mnrivera

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SEPTEMBER

S oaring high

E nduring all odds

P laces you with amazing rewards

T hat can't be matched

E very step of the way.

M eet your goals

B e all that you can be

E ven when the odds are against you --

R each high!

(c) mnrivera

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, and God Bless all fathers who make a difference in the lives of their children.

The following is a poem I wrote in dedication to my father.


My Tata


Tata

Tata*…
I love you more than words can say
For all that you are
And all that you do
To provide for us all.
And your stern, yet caring ways
Instill us with a stamina to succeed
To reach beyond the limits
And keep going for victory!
So Tata,
Just know that I care too…
I love you!
© mnrivera

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nana

 
Nana*….
If I haven’t told you already
“I love you so”
And always will

You have sacrificed
You have brought so much nurturing into my life
That I can’t imagine my life without you.
Even if my actions tell a different story.

So though I don’t say it all the time
Just know that I do appreciate you
For all that you have done for me
That I love you too
And I always will…
I love you mom!

*Nana: mother


Source: Our Native Daughters’ Reflection of Guam and Its People by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

One Day at a Time

Take it one day at a time
A tidbit at a time
A tad bit at a time
A step at a time
And slowly, but surely
You will be there!
'Tis all it takes -
Un dia ala vez en la vida!
(c)mnrivera

Village:  Yona, Guam

Inspirational message:  Taking it one day a time will get you closer to your goal, so strive for the best, even if you feel like giving up. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Biba Anu Nuebu!

Biba Anu Nuebu! May the year 2013 bring you much love, joy, peace, and happiness!