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


16 Responses to “Great Oak”
  1. beth says:

    our actions speak everything and allow us to truly stand tall

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Beautiful!! I love trees. They are great teachers to those of us willing to listen. ❤

  3. How quickly we resent what has been taken away (green and then brightly colored leaves) instead of focusing on what is still left (a wiser and stronger trunk). These words really touched me!

  4. Love and kindness should be always the nutrients, no matter what. Lovely, so well said, like a mantra or a prayer.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    another great analogy. And I am impressed that you rhymed the word nutrients…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    A great perspective. I hope that we are moving in this direction of mutual respect. Sometimes it feels like two steps forward and three steps backward.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so lovely, as you know Brad, the trees hold a part of my heart. This is so very beautiful and filled with lots of great love. I too, am sending you much love and many hugs Brad, Jonikins xoxoxo

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