Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Rape of My Hawaii

When Roosevelt was President
Your country went to war
This land was filled with discontent

Pearl Harbor underwent
Bombings to settle a score

When Roosevelt was President

Despite his skill, couldn't circumvent
The blazing battle on our shore
This land was filled with discontent

Your boys, they prayed, pledged ten percent
"Please, dear Lord," they did implore
When Roosevelt was President

Your god didn't save not one red cent
Home in a box sailors went galore
This land was filled with discontent

I painted my face to represent
An American version of a whore
When Roosevelt was President
This land was filled with discontent 


--Kukana Wong 1919 - 1962



(written by Susan Budig)

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