August 27, 2010

Oak Tree

Outside my window
Stands a dear friend
Ever present through
Snow and rain and sleet,
Darkness of night and heat,
Steadfast and predictable
Like the earth revolving
Around the sun,
Giving moral support
Like parents on the sidelines
Of a first soccer match,
Bringing me a smile
Like a new baby
Cooing at its mother,
Imparting strength
Like a mountain that
Can never be moved,
Inspiring me -
That old oak tree.

Inspired by the tree outside my window and Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees."

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