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Congratulations Priory Senior, Kuʻulei Rudolph!
Megan Dung
 
Kuʻulei Rudolph ‘21 recently won the Mayor’s Award of Achievement for the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards for her poem entitled Pono ka Maluhia. We honor the late and great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday of January - this year on January 18, 2021. This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the day used to celebrate the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Martin Luther King Jr. is a symbol of peace, hope, and love. How fitting that Kuʻulei’s poem won such an award. Her poem's title, Pono ka Maluhia, translates to “Peace is Needed,” reminding us of the power of peace during these times of turbulent uncertainty. 
 
Pono ka Maluhia
by Kuʻulei Rudolph
 
Ua hoʻolohe ke olo pihe
No ka mālie o ka honua
Nui a liʻiliʻi
Aia ke kaua ma nā wahi āpau
A pehea lā,
ʻAʻole loaʻa ka maluhia
I kēia manawa,
Pono ka maluhia
 
The cries are heard
For the calm of the land
Big and small
Wars are everywhere
And somehow,
Peace cannot be found
In this time,
Peace is needed
 
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