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When Snow fell on Waikiki

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When Snow fell on Waikiki


Sunshine turned to cold sleet
Palm trees froze in place
Tourists walked down white streets.
to shop for hats and boots

Beach boys left the beaches;
 Surfboards were turned to sleds.
Rather than surfing waves
they slid down Diamond Head.

No more graceful hula;
grass skirts became passé.
Dressed in lederhosen,
slap-polka was the rage.

Don Ho found a new song
to thrill his many fans
 ‘Tiny toddies,’ every-
one, makes us all feel warm.


Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:27:00 PM
    That's a sight to see ;} I was just watching The Descendants , yesterday with George Clooney ,,, filmed in Hawaii.

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:23:00 AM
    Rare phenomenon for Waikiki. Nicely written free verse. SuZ, thank you for it! :) G.

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Snowbirds would not be happy, nut the memory would be retold to many. Suz love the image conveyed in your poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:08:00 PM
    This is a really nice poem, thank goodness we don't get snow I western Australia, enjoyed the read Peter