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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: March 30, 2015      Views: 12

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RICHARDFANN 
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Currently reviewing my objects in life, so writing is taking a back seat, it's kicked into the long grass, it's having a break, it's finding some space, it's looking for stronger roots, it's thinking up a new tune to pl - more...

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Struck by lightning.
"The Old Oak Tree" by RichardFann
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The Old Oak Tree
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With an almighty flash of lightning
The old oak tree is split in two
The smell of burning wood
The branches glowing and alive.
In the blink of an eye
It’s changed.


Then as gentle as a giant
The top two thirds keels,
Leans, cracks, splinters, crashes
And falls from pride to prostration.
The once proud and mighty
 - devastation -

Is torn asunder
And I wonder what of me?
What does the tree try to parody?
For its broken arms
Resemble those who likewise have fallen
Struck by a stark infliction
From above.

And who am I
To walk on by?
 

 
 

 

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Thanks for the art.
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