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


18 Responses to “Great Oak”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    I love this, Brad! A beautiful metaphor to describe life. It gives a whole new meaning to “The Tree of Life.” You are a master!! 🌳🍂❤

  2. beth says:

    and that is everything

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    Great message—live one’s life with principles and dignity.

  4. Another beautiful example of your excellent craft and most importantly your art. Greetings and all the best.

  5. yassy says:

    Beautiful poetry with a beautiful wise message.

  6. As a mere dandelion, I long to be a great oak.

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