Surname 1 ENTRY #: Name Date Professor Siu | COURSE: A Poem so that the Weight of this Country does not Crush You by Yosimar Reyes . A) The poem is about the author writing to his community who feel sad, frustrated, tired and often wondering if what they do is worth it in the first place, every time they wake up in the morning. This is illustrated clearly from line 1 to line 4 in stanza one. Sometimes the author questions their own growth with the thought of the world being this massive space but they still stay in a country where they feel imprisoned. They cannot take the insults and the abuses hurled at their community anymore, he longs for a place that peaceful and is loving where they can just sit and clear their minds, away from all the trouble even if it’s just for a day. He stands in as their leader for advocating for their rights in this foreign country and keeps on fighting and reminding them of the fight ahead of them and never to forget who they are.
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