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.

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September 2010

Mighty Oak

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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  • by Rob Smith
  • 1 month ago

My friend who was the village postman in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, UK, recently passed away and I read your poem out at his memorial where the village planted an Oak tree in his memory. It was very well received and summed up what he meant to them perfectly.

Kathy thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem.

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  • by Kekeli Matthew, Ghana, Africa
  • 6 months ago

What a sweet poem. Good work done. This shows that people with great minds are still in existence.

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  • by Denise Small
  • 10 months ago

This poem was read at my mother's funeral in April a very close friend of mine sent it to her when she began losing her 3 year battle with cancer. She found great inspiration in it and so did her family.

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  • by Judy Ballard
  • 1 year ago

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.

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  • by Dawn, Parma Ohio
  • 4 years ago

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....

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