Great Oak



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We must live like the great oak tree

Pushing up against our gravity

Set our eyes upon the height

As we climb to what is right

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With wide roots that search the land

We seek out the true heart of man

Let love and kindness be nutrients

And become the fuel for our intents

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Let our actions be the leaves

A tapestry of our good deeds

Though differences may abound

We all grow from the same ground

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When time bids us to our end

And with the fall our leaves descend

Our weathered trunks a sign to all

That we had chosen to stand tall

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Comments
13 Responses to “Great Oak”
  1. I’m speechless right now to tell you how amazing these words are! This post deserves a “love” button! Wow! Just wow!

  2. beth says:

    So beautifully put together- we could learn so much from the trees

  3. Beautiful and inspiring Brad. 💝

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Here here I agree with all the comments. The “Great Oaks” were my friends when I was growing up in total craziness. I can not tell you how much love I found in the trees and beautiful leaves. This is beautifully written Brad as always. These are words of great truth. It definitely deserves a love button, so here are a few. 💕❤️❤️❤️💝Stay well and safe my friend. Love Jonikins

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Fabulous symbolism from trees in terms of roots, trunks, branches, and leaves.

  6. Adding it to list that I maintain, Brad favourite poem collections. What a great comparison with the great oak. You know I love this format and I have tried at times, comparing and learning from natural elements. Great work

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