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This poem is about being strong for a friend, and discovering a very strong bond by overcoming adversity together.

The Oak

The oak's icy outline,
Etched against the sky,
Winter's cold has stripped it bare,
Naked to the eye.

Sitting in the snow,
Beside this tall, strong friend,
There's warmth, steady comfort,
Promise the storm will end.

Inside the massive trunk,
A river of life flows,
Winter cold gives way to spring,
Hope of rebirth grows.

In the sun, a bud appears,
Unfolding a velvety leaf,
A new season arrives from patience,
Wisdom, and true belief.

Underneath the shady boughs,
The oak's rejoicing splendor,
Forget the blizzard's bitter touch,
The surviving bond, remember.
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7 Visitor Comments

kate
this poem touched me and it went throught 2 da heart. u rok bibi luv me and i'll love u. xoxo mwa, mwa
Colleen
Touched my soul,and places we forget to go to.
Janet
This is a very good poem! I'm surprised that there aren't many votes for it yet. This poem relates to life. I like it.
muhammet
this poem reminds me of my situation and comforts me in some way
Soulfool
I have an oak for a friend like this....
connie
very..........GOOD!
Jaqui
this is a truly wonderful poem thank you for sharing it

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