The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr

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Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr par par
A mighty wind blew night and day par It stole the oak tree’s leaves away par
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark par
Until the oak was tired and stark par But still the oak tree held its ground par
While other trees fell all around par The weary wind gave up and spoke. par
How can you still be standing Oak? par The oak tree said, I know that you par
Can break each branch of mine in two par Carry every leaf away par
Shake my limbs, and make me sway par But I have roots stretched in the earth par
Growing stronger since my birth par You’ll never touch them, for you see par
They are the deepest part of me par Until today, I wasn’t sure par
Of just how much I could endure par But now I’ve found, with thanks to you par
I’m stronger than I ever knewpar pardf1fs20par

1 thought on “The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr

  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I loved your reading of my poem, and your understanding of the meaning of what I wrote it for…

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