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This poem, published in Sparowgrass, Fall 1999, was written to express my feelings regarding my father - both my love and admiration.

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Annette
It's a poem about my own Father, who died 3 years ago this month. Thanks.
kellie
I lost my father 9yrs ago now when I was 24. He was just like the tree in winter. Strong, grounded, quiet and full of wisdom, he sat back quietly and watched rather than fuss and from day to day went un-noticed. I though I was the only one who did notice but at his funeral more than 200 people attended and I realised just how many people did notice and repected him. He shone brighter than anyone with a colourful personality. A peom worth reading, thank you.
Kashif
its a real admiration and i think a better way to express someone's feeling for his/her loving father. Thanks for providing such beauty on Net.
Terri
When my grandaughter was killed on 02/11/03,one of her teachers gave us an paper she had written for Thanksgiving -What I Am Thankful For -well in that paper she wrote how much she loved her Grandfather who she called "Her Rock". this poem reminds me of her and how she saw her Grandpa as a rock,

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The Tree In The Winter

My father seems so strong.
Not big or huge.
Just stable and strong.

He seems to be anchored
His roots run deep.
Drawing no attention to himself.

He is like a tree in the winter
Often overlooked
Standing strong
Quietly anchored
Always silent

Yet deeply communicating
There is no uncertainty
Really no reason to notice.
Unless you are observant of reality.

If you are looking for color and drama
The tree in the winter is not even seen.
How unfortunate
It contributes so much to go unnoticed.
I'm glad I took the time to see the tree,
so much like my father.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

jane
loved it-sent it to my dad
mik
Excellent! Your poem captured my own feelings for my father, thank you.
lois
This is so beautiful. I wish every father would receive it from their son or daughter.
clara
Enjoyed this so today..excellent verse.
Nelson
Thank you for writing this poem. My daughter sent this to me in an e-mail from college. It is one of the nicest gifts I've ever received.
Lisa
awsome. My father is now gone and I wish I would have taken more time to notice that winter tree.

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