- The Mighty Oakby Sally Law
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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. 


Author Notes
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.

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