The Oak Tree Poem

When we are faced with the storms of life we sometimes aren't sure we will make it through. However, we may find we bend and feel like we are not going to get through it, however, if we stand our ground and exhibit persistence and determination we will make it through. You see each storm makes us stronger to face the next one. Your attitude and beliefs can keep you grounded and help you as you face life challenges. We hope this poem about the oak tree encourages you to be like a tree when faced with issues

The Oak Tree
Poet: Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

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 knew."

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We hope you enjoyed this famous poem, The Oak Tree. It is one that makes us reflect on life and think about our roots and the roots we are giving to our children.

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