so...i ka po nei aia wau e nanea ana ma ka hoʻokuku himeni no ke kula ʻo Kamehameha. ua maikaʻi ka lohe ʻana i ka himeni ʻana o na haumana a me ka nana ʻana i ka mahele hoʻike. n-e way...ʻo kekahi mea aʻu e hoʻomanaʻo ana ʻo ia no ka himeni ʻana o na kane o ka papa 11 i ke mele ʻo Kulaiwi. mai kuʻu wa kamaliʻi he mele punahele ia naʻu no ka manaʻo o ke mele. ua kulu ka waimaka (ʻaʻole nui...ua kulu iki ka waimaka) no ka mea ke manaʻo nei au i na kupuna a kakou. i kuʻu hoʻolohe ʻana i ke mele ua noʻonoʻo pu au no na kuleana a kakou i keia mau la...ke hoʻoko ʻia nei keia mau kuleana? ke hoʻoko nei au i kaʻu kuleana i koʻu lahui? i kuʻu wahi manaʻo ke hoʻoko ʻia nei keia mau kuleana...ka malama ʻana i ka lahui Hawaiʻi a he mea hoʻohauʻoli no hoʻi ia. ʻo keia mele he mea kokua ia iaʻu e hoʻomanaʻo mai i kaʻu kuleana i kuʻu mau kupuna, kuʻu ʻohana, a me kuʻu poʻe!

mai ka piʻina a ka la i Haʻehaʻe
a i ka mole ʻolu o Lehua
eia au kou kama e
he mamo aloha na Haloa

ʻo Hawaiʻi kuʻu kulaiwi
mai na kupuna mai
ʻaʻohe mea nana e kuʻai
i ke ewe o kuʻu mau iwi
e ola au i kuʻu lahui
ke kuleana o ka ʻoiwi
ʻo ka ʻi makana ʻolelo
he Hawaiʻi au...mau a mau.

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Comment by Kameaaloha on April 29, 2008 at 6:43pm
Eo tita....He Hawai'i kakou mau a mau...

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