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Random Poem:

Hawaiian Portrait II
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Cool breeze tickling the back of my neck,  
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I bury my toes in the warm Hawaiian sand  
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A small crab tries to nibble at my foot,  
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but I just smile at the innocent creature.  
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The sun is on its way down,  
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leaving the sky a soft mix of colorful pastels
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Waves casually come in to shore,  
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only to fall back into the great Pacific once again.  
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The soothing sound of Aloha 'Oy being played by a quartet of guitars fills the air,  
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along with the familiar scent of a barbecue as locals prepare for a luau on the beach  
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Everyone here seems cheerful,  
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as if the only worry is missing the priceless view of the sun peacefully sinking into the horizon  
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Boats begin returning to their docks for the night,  
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filled with the day's catch of fish  
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Children show off their newly found seashells,  
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cherry cheeks from spending the day without sunscreen
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Hawaiian beauties sway their hips to the music, dancing the hula;  
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leis around their necks and hibiscuses in their long, black hair  
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Finally, the breathtaking image of the last, shining part of the sun disappears,  
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and the luau is alive  
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Pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris are given to all,  
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virgin for the young ones of course,
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as the torches are brought to life
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along with another wonder filled Hawaiian night
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Though I'm miles away from my house, I've never felt so at home
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