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
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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