Spiritual Poetry posted June 5, 2020


Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
For all those discouraged.

The Mighty Oak

by Sally Law


Doubt had crept into my soul--
unexpected, like a thief.
The day was so fine ... then not.
I was going about my business
as the town's famed oak tree, 
matured and grounded,
when the storm came.

The merciless winds tried me.

I was beginning to wear thin
as branches went flying,
and neighboring trees succumbed.
How much more could I take?

Blowing backwards, 
I'd thought I would snap;
yet, I did not.

Though beaten about 
and drenched,
I held--strong and sure.

As a tree,
one must always have hope; 
for another ray of sun
will surely come again. 



Recognized

#452
2020


We have a mighty oak in our front yard, the biggest around here. After decades of hurricanes and stormy tropical weather, it remains unmoved.

This is a word for my Fan friends who are 'under it' right now and need a ray of hope. Mary Kay, Barb, Wendy, Debbie Pope, and Teri, came to mind. I know there's many more. Please know, we are in God's hands, always. Don't forget that, my dears.

In the Bible, mankind is depicted as trees of the field. Isaiah 55:12~ For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Photo art: https://pixabay.com/photos/tree-weather-clouds-hill-mood-4306636/@pixabay.com
Pays one point and 2 member cents.


Save to Bookcase Promote This Share or Bookmark
Print It View Reviews

You need to login or register to write reviews. It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.


© Copyright 2021. Sally Law All rights reserved.
Sally Law has granted FanStory.com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.