Who was Liliuokalani?

A beautiful queen trapped in her own thoughts, Queen Liliʻuokalani, someone who always fought. A dream that she had to pursue,

Queen Liliʻuokalani stood strong like ʻohe or bamboo. Stand tall, stand firm, stand proud,

These were the words that guided her through the crown. The crown flower was her favorite of them all,

The flower girl, stand swift, stand tall. Music brought her peace,

While she lost her royal seat.

Aloha Oe, Queen’s Prayer, composed in thought, She took advantage of her captor’s blind spot.

Her dearest friends delivered flowers so true, Wrapped with them was the daily news.

Mysteries locked behind the palace door, More secrets to be discovered in store. Locked in her room, her home, her palace, Her captors filled with feelings of malice. She fought for her people,

And went down with an upheaval. So we stand here on this very day, Let us rejoice in Hawaiʻi nei.

For freedom is our own,

Though the queen lost her throne.

The palace stands proud over our shoulders, We are the people, we, the knowledge holders. Stop what you’re doing and think,

Let us join hands, be in sync. What did she do for them?

What did Queen Liliʻuokalani do to defend? The last queen of our kingdom was her role, Keeping the Hawaiian flag on the pole.

Kind and caring to all,

She had to stop and watch our kingdom’s downfall.

Humble, caring, and kind,

Queen Liliʻuokalani left her life unsigned.

It is our job to carry out the queen’s legacy,

Our keki, our ʻohana, our independency.

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