22nd of August 2014
 
SHADOWS AND  S O U L S
didn’t we wander off
waiting for the next world
searching, tempted in all its glory
led away from golden streets
choirs of angels escaping us 
our world fades away
and the doors are flung open once again
we step towards these colors
into the unknown, by faith
there will be forgiveness
there will be no more to fear
love has found us, in each others eye
out in the horizon, there
 our worlds collide
when dirt and paintcans illuminate
we will call upon him
say his name in secret
every time, yes
to find rest, to savor wisdom
until the ends of time
you cannot be free until you ask
xx
poem/photo cholatoaloha
#thatonetimeinistanbul

SHADOWS AND  S O U L S

didn’t we wander off

waiting for the next world

searching, tempted in all its glory

led away from golden streets

choirs of angels escaping us 

our world fades away

and the doors are flung open once again

we step towards these colors

into the unknown, by faith

there will be forgiveness

there will be no more to fear

love has found us, in each others eye

out in the horizon, there

 our worlds collide

when dirt and paintcans illuminate

we will call upon him

say his name in secret

every time, yes

to find rest, to savor wisdom

until the ends of time

you cannot be free until you ask

xx

poem/photo cholatoaloha

#thatonetimeinistanbul

13th of August 2014
 
BUT WE LOVED WITH A LOVE, THAT WAS MORE THAN LOVE.
(edgar allen poe)
xx
photo cholatoaloha

BUT WE LOVED WITH A LOVE, THAT WAS MORE THAN LOVE.

(edgar allen poe)

xx

photo cholatoaloha

12th of August 2014
 
E V E R Y W H E R E  WE GO
there is a space, a moment
between meals, silence rests
the innermost place, whispers
the devil and god play their games
the battles already won
but they play whose turn is it?
playing with destruction
dangling resurrection around
to do what is necessary
with whatever lies round
ammunition
retribution
regret
inadequacies
forgiveness
it is one step at a time
away from prying eyes
between you and your God
honestly my hand is extended
my hearts almost full
paradise awaits some
I have already forgiven you
could you pass the potatoes?
xx
photo cholatoaloha/malawi

E V E R Y W H E R E  WE GO

there is a space, a moment

between meals, silence rests

the innermost place, whispers

the devil and god play their games

the battles already won

but they play whose turn is it?

playing with destruction

dangling resurrection around

to do what is necessary

with whatever lies round

ammunition

retribution

regret

inadequacies

forgiveness

it is one step at a time

away from prying eyes

between you and your God

honestly my hand is extended

my hearts almost full

paradise awaits some

I have already forgiven you

could you pass the potatoes?

xx

photo cholatoaloha/malawi

 
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY  R A Y
Done the time, the impossible happened
nineteen years with this man
we have three wonderful children
we cherish every moment together
I am loved, he is loved
our family is everything to us
I am my beloveds and he is mine
to the moon and back
to the moon and back
Some never get this beautiful life
I no longer take it for granted
xx
photo cholatoaloa 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY  R A Y

Done the time, the impossible happened

nineteen years with this man

we have three wonderful children

we cherish every moment together

I am loved, he is loved

our family is everything to us

I am my beloveds and he is mine

to the moon and back

to the moon and back

Some never get this beautiful life

I no longer take it for granted

xx

photo cholatoaloa 

 
The true poem rests between the words. 
Vanna Bonta, Shades Of The World (via observando)
22nd of July 2014
 
THAT ONE TIME IN  A F R I C A
unmistaken needs were met
on those dusty unpaved roads
side by side satisfaction
life is brought, charcoal and ash
we call them the warm hearts of africa
time traveling heartache is a guarantee
in a place where we run carefree
warm smiles and blue skies
days upon days, we lost the time, the free
old and young we could not deny
love was shown
the thrill of doing whats right, intoxicating
this time, every time, everyday
in this place I feel fine, sown
in Malawi our hearts grew
that one time in Africa…
I remember it well…
thank you, zikomo
for all these delicious memories
xx
lyrics leilani / photo chris

THAT ONE TIME IN  A F R I C A

unmistaken needs were met

on those dusty unpaved roads

side by side satisfaction

life is brought, charcoal and ash

we call them the warm hearts of africa

time traveling heartache is a guarantee

in a place where we run carefree

warm smiles and blue skies

days upon days, we lost the time, the free

old and young we could not deny

love was shown

the thrill of doing whats right, intoxicating

this time, every time, everyday

in this place I feel fine, sown

in Malawi our hearts grew

that one time in Africa…

I remember it well…

thank you, zikomo

for all these delicious memories

xx

lyrics leilani / photo chris

 
already used this
photo andrew nelles

already used this

photo andrew nelles

 
D A R K N E S S  IS NECESSARY
closed off, isolation
as loneliness creeps in
it trumps every right thing
into heart pumping dramas
spectacular messes
without the darkness
the light within couldn’t be more illuminating
running towards the light 
xx
photo christian monotone

D A R K N E S S  IS NECESSARY

closed off, isolation

as loneliness creeps in

it trumps every right thing

into heart pumping dramas

spectacular messes

without the darkness

the light within couldn’t be more illuminating

running towards the light 

xx

photo christian monotone

15th of July 2014
 
CLOSER THAN   E V E R 
xx
photo olivier zahm

CLOSER THAN   E V E R 

xx

photo olivier zahm

14th of July 2014
 
NEVER GO BACK  
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. (unknown)
xx
photo unknown

NEVER GO BACK  

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. (unknown)

xx

photo unknown

11th of July 2014
 
It’s not true that you fall in love only once in your life. But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once.”- David Gilmour

It’s not true that you fall in love only once in your life. But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once.”- David Gilmour

12th of June 2014
 
A L O H A   KAKAHIAKA
A joy to wake up a smell these unfold
They’re handmade with love and aloha 
xx
photo cholatoaloha

A L O H A   KAKAHIAKA

A joy to wake up a smell these unfold

They’re handmade with love and aloha 

xx

photo cholatoaloha

11th of June 2014
 
I M A G I N A T I O N  #madewithahoha #handmade #ricrac #leisbyleilani #cantwait #mahalostomelody #hulasisters #kekaiulu #useyourimagination #wemakeprettythings #kanaauao (at Fashion District Downtown)

I M A G I N A T I O N #madewithahoha #handmade #ricrac #leisbyleilani #cantwait #mahalostomelody #hulasisters #kekaiulu #useyourimagination #wemakeprettythings #kanaauao (at Fashion District Downtown)

 
CALL UPON HER
with eyes that pierce
with a laughter that crumbles great walls
she will lead their young men and women
towards the heavens
towards the place we all once feared
there are no borders her cross cannot bury
dressed in white
we eat drink and be merry
tomorrow is not here
so, take my hand the dance has begun
xx
photo unknown

CALL UPON HER

with eyes that pierce

with a laughter that crumbles great walls

she will lead their young men and women

towards the heavens

towards the place we all once feared

there are no borders her cross cannot bury

dressed in white

we eat drink and be merry

tomorrow is not here

so, take my hand the dance has begun

xx

photo unknown

10th of June 2014
 
MADE WITH   A L O H A 
unlike the ordinary embrace
this lei I give is filled with gratitude
monoi infused air and sprinkled with aloha
breathing in a new life
Consider yourself lucky to receive one
never deny the strength these flowers hold
a future a life within these which hang round our necks
xx
 photo cholatoaloha

MADE WITH   A L O H A 

unlike the ordinary embrace

this lei I give is filled with gratitude

monoi infused air and sprinkled with aloha

breathing in a new life

Consider yourself lucky to receive one

never deny the strength these flowers hold

a future a life within these which hang round our necks

xx

 photo cholatoaloha

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