Inspirational Poem

I wrote this poem many years ago when I was grieving my grandfather's death. He was a published poet and the light of my life. I saw him as that oak tree. He was always so strong and his faith never wavered. He taught me so much about life and love and family, but most of all about Christian faith. He will be forever missed but someday I will meet him in heaven and until then this will always be my tribute to Caleb Fowler, the greatest man I ever knew.

Mighty Oak

© Kathy J Parenteau
Stand tall oh mighty oak, for all the world to see,
your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
Though storm clouds hover above you,
your branches span the sky,
in search of the radiant sunlight you
count on to survive.
When the winds are high and restless and
you lose a limb or two,
it only makes you stronger, we
could learn so much from you.
Though generations have come and gone
and brought about such change,
quietly you've watched them all yet still
remained the same.
I only pray God give to me the strength he's
given you,
to face each day with hope, whether
skies are black or blue,
Life on earth is truly a gift
every moment we must treasure,
it's the simple things we take for granted
that become our ultimate pleasures.

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Published: Sep 2010

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  • I was thinking about my grandfather all day today..and I went under this site to look..at the poem of the day..and it was about a grandfathers love...the hair on my arms stood up..it was like god was talking to me..it really moved me..the poem..it was beautiful..I miss you grandpa..Love DAWN....

    Dawn, Parma Ohio Submitted Dec 2010
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  • I lost my 19 year old daughter in 2004. Her father found this poem and it really hit home. Sarah was like a mighty oak strong and unbendable, unbreakable ......she still lives on like the mighty oak. Thank you for this poem.

    Judy Ballard Submitted 11/19/2013
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