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    and what now?

    A ship arrived with a girl and she
    set up her sun kissed shop
    selling tee shirts to tourists
    not far from the beach
    who came to see what life could be
    on this island.

    And it was always happy - then:
    New lovers to give you that buzz
    or fall in love with you which is better
    and each grew so perfectly from the other
    it was a wonder of life
    and, maybe, youth.

    And in this place much was scary
    and indulgent
    but no one seemed to mind
    very much
    the parties went on from house to beach
    and back to the house, til dawn

    There were friends and lovers
    There was moonshine in the water
    and everybody was happy to have discovered
    the answer to something

    And one day the ship sailed away
    There were no more people arriving
    just people dozing motionless on the dock
    as if they knew something
    among the trinkets and the souvenirs
    the random shops and faded jewelry

    and a storm came and said,
    "it is time to take all of you away
    from the tops of the trees to the little houses
    on small paths"

    And when the storm became too much
    and it was time to go
    none of them would depart without the other
    for they said we are all one here
    and if one of us goes the other will not go
    and the wind whispered something quietly
    to the stars
    and
    the people began leaving
    and as they left - they tried
    to look back

    and could not.
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    Brought back memories of when I lived in Jamaica Tony.

    Well captured.

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    It seems like a paradise island to visit and I had much fun reading this exotic story.

    Try to live in harmony with people and nature


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    Beautiful and nostalgic in these days of taifuns!
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    thanks Danik, Manichalean and Angliholic I enjoy metaphor...
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