Great Oak


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


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


Let our actions be the leaves

A tapestry of our good deeds

Though differences may abound

We all grow from the same ground


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


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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