Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hafa Adai! As part of my commitment to continue to share cultural poems relating to our beautiful island of Guam and its people, here’s Korasón Poem #10 titled Chamorro. Enjoy!


Hafa Adai!*
I am a Chamorro — a native of Guam
Who lives on a beautiful island
You’ll find in the deep, blue Pacific Ocean.
You’re welcome to visit us anytime
To share a part of our rich culture.
We’re hospitable and peaceful people
And we gladly welcome you to our family.
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*Hafa Adai: “Hello” or “How are you?”

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

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