Meet the author: Lloyd Momoa Rinehardt
I am a child of this land living the American dream
Educated and compensated for being a part of that team
Daily as I traverse to and from work what did I see
The homeless children of my beloved Hawai’i
Years were spent welcoming visitors to this paradise.
Finally I could no longer allow my feelings to be compromised
Having left the hospitality industry because my Hawai’i was being sold
For thousands of dollars per unit from what I was told
Although I am unemployed and impoverished I still persevere
No longer consumed by guilt, my mission is clear
Determination and inspiration propel me through college
Later I will help the needy with my newly acquired knowledge.
Looking to the past of my elders for direction
Their gallant voices fuel my motivation
Traveling the path of righteousness to help others
I have answered the instinctive call of my forefathers.