In the Midst of Hardship
is a poem that reminds us that life has its ups and downs.
People are faced with great difficulties during natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.
They encounter hardship, pain and even death.
However, the natural disaster will eventually subside. Life will go on.
Instead of lamenting over the painful experience, the villagers in this poem choose to be grateful to be alive.
They still have their home and each other.
Life will go on, they will get over the hardship together and resume their lives.
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