“Bamboo”


Iligan city 08-28-14, Eden natureresort,08-27-14 020 (2)                                                           08-24-14 davao city 097 (2)

I
round and jointed,
sometimes thorny
mostly all are hollow
colored green and yellow
II
the largest grass,
tall and woody
with the wind’s repeated wrath,
sways  back with vengeance
III
never to surrender
being ligneous, i praise
as your grains and tiny fibers
hold you back in place
IV
as the lives of men
continue to struggle
survive the devil’s den
of everyday’s battle
V
the visible monument
of everyday’s hero
striving for contentment
this, a survivor’s coo
VI
some lives are nurtured
in a penumbra of  spaces
making it a safe haven
for escaping defenseless preys
VII
you’re a grass but, you look like not
a tree to some and it’s quite true
a simple plant  taller than you
a valuable grass they call BAMBOO.
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