'Still Standing' Poem by Bernard Snyder

'Still Standing'

Rating: 4.8


When I look at the road from which I came
and the bridges I had to cross
the mountains I was asked to climb
and rivers I swam across,
it doesn't seem likely
I would still be able to stand
adversity kept me on my knees constantly
but it also made me who I am.

Friday, January 9, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: Life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 09 January 2015

Life is full of mystery and stand. I would still be able to stand. I would look at the road I have to cross. Wonderful presentation and nice feelings shared.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 10 January 2015

Bridges, mountains, the rivers which are beautiful creations of nature and bound to climb, swim, cross over by the humans and in effect the human being have to make strenuous attempts for life success. Through that experience we go forward in life and here the poet have created a meaningful and intuitive poem about life and it is so nice and praiseworthy. I likes.

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Lyn Paul 24 January 2015

We have shared the same shoes Bernard and we are proud of what we have become. To Still Be Standing and guiding others is incredibly fulfilling. Thank you

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Valsa George 29 January 2015

Life is a tortuous game of climbing mountains and swimming across seas! When we look back, we feel awed by the hurdles crossed in life and wonder if we would ever be able to take such hardships in future! But to our great satisfaction, we find that we still stand unaffected and discern that such adversities made us stronger and made us what we are now! Great write, Bernard!

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Keith Brown 28 April 2020

Nice poem, nice jaunty feeling the says you really know yourself well written

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 November 2015

Hope is the key about life! No matter the troubles around. Nice work.

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Hans Vr 20 June 2015

Wonderful poem in free verse. The message is touching hearts and is very inspiring

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Susan Lacovara 18 June 2015

Often amazed at how wounded and wobbling I may be, that in the smallest of steps, I make it through the toughest of journeys. Thanks for pointing out that we are not alone in the effort. Your words resonated. PEACE

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Bartholomew A. B. Sarbah 26 April 2015

very good... life is full of challenges...and only the well adabted peraon survives...great message

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