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On behalf of Dr. Yu Hsi and the entire Crane Summit team, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Elsa Lycias Joel, for her wonderful and inspiring poem written to uplift hearts of nations fighting against the global pandemic, and commemorate Taiwan's successful battle against the virus. Thank you!




An evil knocked us back
We surrender to the shock
Gravely, many take the flak
Eek! we dare not mock
Amidst shocking turn of events
In the playground of yesteryears
we observe in utter silence
The thrill of bouncing back.

Very many thoughts came back
Can't be held in abeyance
Unflinching determination, right on track
Swiftly move ahead in compliance
To protect and to heal
Through the valley of death
Nothing too shameful to reveal
Then, I hold my breath.

I see a distant land
Battling the demon with vigour
For it's the 'Beautiful Island'
A ripple, flap and flutter
Of the red-white-blue on high
The brightest sun and star
We hear a battle cry
Against the deadly at war.

Lessons learnt the hard way
To lead on and inspire
Earnestly, resolutely and focussed everyday
Formosa stands tall to bear
The weight of sullen darkness
Fight it, calm and brave
And rise above all challenges
Pave new paths to save.

The gem of Taiwan's East
Houses the lust for life
Carpe diem, all nightmares eased
Your abode, evades all strife
A full moon, a wish
May lanterns rule the darkness
Spiritual synergy and prayers flourish
Freedom from distress, we witness.



April 24, 2020                    Elsa Lycias Joel