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Below is the poem entitled I STAND TALL LIKE A BAMBOO TREE which was written by poet Maria Paz Samelo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I stand tall like a bamboo tree,
Strong winds make my body to sway,
Storm makes me blown away,
But I still stand like a bamboo tree.

Trials, problems that I faced everyday,
I have the strength to pursue it anyway,
The dreams that I have in mind,
Though it’s simple but it's one of a kind.

Insults, negative people may put me down,
On my head, I still have my precious  crown,
God gave me the courage to be strong,
Like a bamboo tree it sways bravely.

I stand tall and firm with my decision, 
To be successful because of my determination,
No one can destroy my aim in life, I tell you my friend,
Like a bamboo tree I survived, I can till the end.

September 16, 2012
5th Place
For Nathan's "Any Poem #3" Contest

Copyright © Maria Paz Samelo

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:08:00 PM
    right on, paz....a powerful write that deserves a greeat win.. congrats!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:31:00 PM
    what a motivation! Congrats on your win. Morgan now its also my favorite poem thank you

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 6:22:00 PM
    I really like this, as a bamboo tree you are flexible enough to sway and yet still stand strong. Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 11:15:00 PM
    A well deserved win... love the strength and determination ... so inspiring :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Hi Maria, love your winning poem...SKAT

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Good morning Sweet Maria, , congratulations in Nathan's any poem contest... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:30:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, sp the line God gave me the courage to be srong. Well done.Thanks for your comments.

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 7:13:00 AM
    I wish I had your fortitude, Maria. I just tend to get gloomy and start thinking negative. VEry nice poem!

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 8:42:00 AM
    lovely write, my friend - congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:06:00 PM
    stand tall and look em in the eye, for you are good as any, and stare em down by n bye, you are this one of many, dont look up to the would be sir or mister, the one to be your master dispose of it like an irksome bloody blister, cos its your bloody right, so rip it up em sister, too right

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 12:28:00 AM
    wow! this is another impressive poem of you my dear friend, Mary! it's speaks about you! well, you are a person with lots of talents and you are always with Him. I'm sure nothing is impossible for all those things beyond your reach. God bless you always!!!! hugs:) LG