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'The Oak Tree' - It'll make you cry!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Oak Tree

A mighty wind blew night and day, it stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark, until the oak was tired and stark,
But still the oak tree held its ground, while other trees fell all around.

The weary wind gave up and spoke, 'How can you still be standing Oak?'
The oak tree said, 'I know that you can break each branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away, shake my limbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth, Growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see, They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure, of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found, with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever know.'

THESE WORDS ARE IN A FRAMED PICTURE AND PLACED WHERE I EXERCISE,
THEY MOTIVATE ME WHEN I'M FEELING WEAK!
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  • AMBERROGUE
    Wonderful poem. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    4421 days ago
  • BINEMELLES
    hello mandy, i followed the link to your page from your comment on faerykitten's blog, because you pointed her to the oak tree, and to be honest, when i saw your profile pic i thought "what a strikingly beautiful girl"!

    i am happy i came to read this post, what a wonderful poem. i think i will print it out for myself to hang somewhere i can read it every day!
    4421 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2009 5:05:54 PM
  • GRAMMABEAR05
    Thank you soooooo much!
    You will never know how much I needed that!
    I am so glad you are one of my friends ~ I hope I can be as much of an inspiration to you (or others ) someday.
    Tamie
    4425 days ago
  • IMASWEETIE27
    Thanks for the motivation! I can always use it! I already entered my exercise into my tracking so I have to do it now!
    4426 days ago
  • ALLYB91
    Love it! Thanks for sharing these words x
    4426 days ago
  • SKINNYNANNY
    thanks so much,
    oh to be like a mighty oak,
    and remember that although we get blown and cracked,
    our roots run deep and hold us fast.

    blesssings
    skinnyna
    nny
    4427 days ago
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