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

Sunday, August 31, 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 #18 titled Our Beach Day. Enjoy!

Our Beach Day

Every Damenggo* my family and I

Had our very own Beach Day.

Damenggo was our relaxation day

To go to the beach

To barbecue

To swim

To eat

To enjoy!!

Every Damenggo was Special –

Un dia para y familia

To spend quality time together

After working hard all week long.

It was the one day out of the week that I always enjoyed

And one that I will always remember.

© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*Damenggo: Sunday

*Un dia para y familia: It was our Family Day

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

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