Lehelehekii (Ka)

Author: 
Kipukaohaao Moanauli

 

Photo: Purgatory.kuwaitblogs.com
 
I thought this might be a man
Of intelligent conversation
But no, he has the jawbone of an ass
And all he does is boast and bray

Huai ka manao

Kaino paha a he kane keia
Haihai olelo o ke akamai
Eia ka he iwi-a o ka hoki
Ui okoa a kani Keoe

Kaino hoi a he kane keia
Puipui kupono o ka nui kino
Eia ka he ulei hapa Kepani
Hoao mau i ka hoowali uala

Kaino hoi a he kane no ka‘u
He hoa kui lima o ka pueone
Aue ka lima, ua haha hewa
Hapapa makehewa i ka maka moena

Kaino hoi a he kane keia
Ke koa hookahi e alo i ka ino
Eia ka he puhi pee ko‘ako‘a
Hoopalu ia e ka olino o ka la

Kaino a he kane pili i ka ili
He ili ena i ke ahi o Makana
Eia ka he moa kani o ke ao
Ua po maila, kau wale i ka haka

Kaino me he poi wali kou aloha
He pahee i ka puu ke momoni iho
Eia ka he kalo paa no ia
Ka le‘o maka e maele ai ka waha

Kaino a he kane oo o ka iwi
Akamai i ke kiei kuono
Eia kou, he iwi ha‘i wale
Aia ka i ka mole kamalii

Haina kou inoa e Ka-leo-palau
Pipili mai ke hiu a wela
Haina hou e ka Lehelehekii
Maalili kou aloha i ke Kukalahale

 

 

© Kipukaohaao Moanauli 2004