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by Elisabeth Barstowe
Monday, June 21, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I was seed at first
fell to the ground,
innocent and defenseless.

Many years passed by
as I grew my roots
and matured.

I was shaken by
violent storms
survived heavy downpours
that all seemed to bring
the death of me.

Through the years I
learned to adapt
to my environment
though hostile it seemed
at times.

I kept reaching for the sky
I held my little arms
high in praise to every
ray of sun that caressed
my tiny frame.

Taking only the good with me
discarding patterns of
no use
i learned to thrive
in the harshest of climate.

I have become a giant
not of stature
but of spirit.

I have come far enough
to stand up tall and
strong inside,
though twisted and bent
on the outside.

I'm still tossed by
heavy storms
drenched by fearsome

But it matters not to me
the sun I have is with me
and I will share with you
until the end of time.

I was small
I was withered.
Now I am
Strong, Strong, Stronger.

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Reviewed by Michelle Mead 6/24/2010
Trees are just so amazing. People who pass them by without a notice really miss out on the peaceful feelings they give out. I love what you did with this, combining the seasons with recognizable images of them.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/24/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Jason Wise 6/22/2010
Wonderfully insightful.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/21/2010
A lovely sustained motif, Elisabeth, filled with promise and conviction.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/21/2010
Your strength of character and spirit shines in this poem Elisabeth ~
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/21/2010
wonderful poem, and a fantastic picture too.

Reviewed by Carin Spirit 6/21/2010
Powerful message. I like this. It offers inspiration. Thank you for writing, Elisabeth. Be Well, Carin'
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 6/21/2010
Love the metaphors! Another wonderful write from you Elisabeth!


  1. in honor of
  2. Blue Morpho
  3. Life and a Love
  4. Free Spirit
  5. Learning Experence
  6. Australian storm
  7. For Emily
  8. Water Baby
  9. Your Own Nuclear Power
  10. Traveler's Lament
  11. I'm So Happy
  12. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  13. Defeat
  14. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  15. Eclipse
  16. Springtime Breeze
  17. Morning Thoughts
  18. larger voice
  19. Last Birthday
  20. My Scars

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