3/24/2015

Pūehu

Kua takotohia ngā pūehu,
kua auē ngā tāngata e ora tonu ana,
ahakoa te kiri kua motuhia, te toto e turuturu ana. Ko te rongo nei, he mīti kua tahunatia rawatia.

E tiro atu ana ahau ki te tokorua rā, arā, te māmā poto me tana tamāhine, he pēpi kua mate, kua huri kiwikiwi tōna kiri. He kīkī manawa tērā.

Ka tiro haere au i te whenua hahore, te whenua oranga-kore, te whenua tahanga, ōrite katoa a Aotearoa i ēnei rā ki te koraha. Kāhore he manu, kāhore he kararehe, kāhore he tupu e ora ana i te mata o te whenua. Nā te hīanga o tō tātou kāwanatanga tēnei hua...
I whakanui rātou i a Airaki, a rātou mā i te whenua kaha ki te hoko hinu... ā, i takahi rātou i te mana whenua, te mana tangata, te mana taiao...

"Pokokōhua! Kua hōhā katoa au!"

"Shhh, kia tau mete," te akiaki mai a taku hoa pūmu, a Tiarina.

"Hei aha rā tērā! Me kimi tāua i tētahi wāhi āhuru..." taku whakahokinga.

I oma konihi ai māu, heke iho ai ia wā i te rere mai ngā mīhini pirihimana - "Wuuuutaaaā!"

"Auē, kua tata kite a ia i tōku kanohi!"

"Ae rā," taku whakahokinga.

"Me tatari pea tāua mō te poupoutanga o te rā?"

"He whakaaro pai tērā."

Nā wai rā, i te whakarite māua i te mīhini kai i a māua e huna ana ki rō ana pōuriuri, kōpā rawa.
Nāku ētahi paru i kohi, nā, i tuku au ki roto i te āputa tīmatanga... ka tīmata tō te mīhini mahi.
"Pipī... tiniki...."

Mmmmm, te reka o te kākara paru. Kua hurihia te mīhini nei hei pihapiha mīti. Kaha rawa tō māua kai. "Rawe! Kua puta a pito."

Hei te wā ko tatari noa tō mahi, he pērā te rerenga wā ki te ngata māuiui e ngāoki ana... ahakoa tērā, kua tae te wā haere.

Ko Tiarina te tuatahi ki te puta, ko tāna ki te kite īna e wātea ana te huarahi.

"Kia horo e hoa," tāna kōhimuhimu mai.

Kāore anō māua kia whakahua i tētahi kupu, tae atu ka kuhu atu māua i tō māua whare.

Ki ō koutou whakaaro, ka aha rāua ināianei??

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