Monday, June 28, 2010

The Oak...

A mighty wind blew night and day,
It stole the oak tree's leaves away.
Then snapped it 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.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
To all the families, friends and supporters of our Military...
these words say it all.
May each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine feel like an Oak.

5 comments:

Coffeypot said...

And you are the roots of your oak family. They are strong because of you.

Sarge Charlie said...

nice post mom

King of New York Hacks said...

Indeed you are the deepest root...well written, and done. God Bless You !

Mike Golch said...

I echo everyone's comment you are the roots that are holding your Oak Family together.

Citizen Soldier said...

Thanks for the poem. I have one of those support systems in my family. My wife and girls are my roots and keep me swaying but not breaking.