We all know what happens when you put someone on a pedestal,
Even the purest angel can become a devil.
And through it all so many things to bear.
Hurricane, earthquakes and to top it off a pandemic.
But really few get what the island went through,
Much less what these people had to do.
Corrupt governments also never help in the peoples fight,
What could be done? Except accept they may be right.
But the people weren’t silent and today are still showing all their might.
Yet the land isn’t everything that caused immense pain,
Nothing was more difficult than finding a permanent friend.
Through illnesses and broken bones,
No where really, felt like home.
And even accompanied resonated the feeling alone.
If life isn’t cruel enough,
The shiniest pearl became so rough.
Haunted by failures and misfortune,
The closing of doors that had long once open.
But the closing led to the crumbling of walls,
No cage standing to harbor the soul.
No sheriff or marshals to dictate anymore.
So a refocus of thought was all that was left,
Because the second time around,there will be no failing the test.
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