My Home Island

How brightly glistering in the morning sun
Those white beaches with its glimmering sand
As the dawn softly smiles
And the cold breeze sighs
On this beautiful isle

With the sound of the waves
Breaking on the rocks
As it thunders in my heart
While I am far away
Threatening to fade
As the years pass away

With coconut trees far and wide
And grooves of evergreen
Lining on the side
Of winding roads all around

Restore to me those memories
Of childhood years growing up on this isle
Though distant
I still remember you
Under God’s blue sky

Oh give me back my home island
Where its beauty never fades

Rupeni Fatiaki