This story foretells about the two lovers separated by chance and necessity for the sake of their community.
Beyond the remote islands of Hibiscus lies a small town called Cicadas a radiant, glamorous and wealthy community. But then an unimaginable disaster strikes them down leaving them in a great chaos through the years.
Sparrow, a man full of wits and dreams together with his comrades embark in a journey in for foods for their families. His family starves in poverty that’s why he wants to help them and those who are in need. Before their departure Lovebirds, a rich young lady lover of Sparrow says goodbye to him and promises to take care the others while he is away.
He manages to find what they are seeking giving their townsfolk an enough supplies in sustaining their daily needs. However this didn’t last longer so he and his companions set sail in a hurry to deliver the extra goods but in their way home they encounter an accident.
Here are the conversations of the hearts of the two characters from the beginning till to the very end of the story:
I love happiness
I adore togetherness
I defy loneliness
And the life of bitterness
Why did you bid farewell?
Now I’m very unwell
Tomorrow can never tell
How to live a life of hell
There’s no hope for my life
This is the end of the line
I am going to die
There’s no need to survive
Now I will take my life
In this dark and restless night
To end the pain I’m feeling inside
To end these tears in my eyes
For everyone I need to become strong
Learn how to stand alone
To take flight in any storm
To survive and keep going on
I have to leave thee
But I’ll keep thou in my memory
Even I’m in the depth of agony
I’ll come back no need to worry
My life is sinking
But I can’t stop from breathing
I have to keep on trying
I will keep on holding
I save so many lives
I have no regrets even if I die
Forgive me for I have to close my eyes
At least, I tried to fight for my life
The Lovebirds kills herself because of the agony. She dies in vain to escape from the reality. She didn’t make use of her time to fulfill her promise, to take care of everyone and help everybody. She gives in easily because she’s not use to trials and difficulty and always in the comfort of happiness, wealth and by the others company. She dies that no one else knows about her death and in a matter that anyone can easily forget.
Sparrow dies with all nobility. He saves so many lives from tragedy. He makes difference that no one can. He’s kind enough to be a role model to their society. His death was mourned by everybody and his deeds stay forever in the hearts of many. In his memories will always be remember for eternity that there’s this young man who died in the desire to help everybody and his family, that despite knowing the danger and the risks he takes the suicide in order to survive
**Dedicated in memory of my friends’ Younger Brother
- people who doesn’t make out the best of their life
- people whose kind enough to show what is right
- and done so many great things that no words can ever describe
Sparrow– My friends’ younger brother
Islands of Hibiscus– Bacacay
Town of Cicadas– his barangay
Family and community– his family
Lovebirds stanza 1 and 2– his family Lovebirds stanza 3 and 4 till the last part– those adults and teenagers in our barangay who keep on texting, busy with their boyfriends and girlfriends do cutting classes, didn’t study even if they have money and who live in extravagance in the expense of others while there’s this Sparrow lies in front of them that they should be realizing something than keep on talking and flirting that there’s this man who did great things compare to them that despite of poverty he still strives for his family. He stop from schooling, go to work so that they can eat every day and till his very last life he still did of what he think is right.