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The Mighty Oak

For all those discouraged.

53 total reviews 
Comment from Y. M. Roger
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Such a beautiful offering of personification, Lady Sal - sometimes those winds are harsher than we expected, but the tough ole roots and trunk won't let go!! ;) Beautiful free verse - thanx for sharing! ;) Yvette

 Comment Written 09-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    There you are. I was just going to fanmail you. How is my mighty oak of Alabama? I've been thinking about her a lot lately because I haven't seen her around. I hope you're well. I've been missing you so much!
    Now, back to the poem. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, and delighted that you were able to stop by today for a review. I appreciate you so much.
    Sending my best today as always, Sally xoxo
reply by Y. M. Roger on 09-Jun-2020
    Let's just say that my last two posts were 'from the heart'... but she's a tough blonde and you can't kill bad grass (LOL!), but that grass is working on finding some patches of sunshine now and I feel better letting my fingers type again - don't know when the muses will be ready to stand their happy asses up, but they're on notice that it will be VERY soon whether they like it or not! ;) Take care, Beautiful friend... and I promise you a nonet tonight! :) Yvette
Comment from A. Louise Robertson
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I read your author notes as well as the poem, and I can easily relate to the comparison between the oak and the stability we are asked to maintain in our faith. I loved that you gave a voice to the tree and let it speak about bending but not breaking through it's trials, something we must all do. And, i agree, we cannot do this without realizing we are in his hands.

 Comment Written 08-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 08-Jun-2020
    Thank you so much for your kind review of my poem, dear Louise. It is always appreciated. Sending my best today as always, Sally xoxo
Comment from Diana L Crawford
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No one can uproot those grounded in God! This is such a touching message of hope in the midst of not just a storm, but a terrible catastrophe. Many times that's how storms can feel, and the deeper your roots go, the stronger faith grows. Have a blessed day sweet one, thank you for this beauty! ????????

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Thank you, dear one. You are so generous and kind. I see you as the mighty oak in your family and an inspiration to me as well. It's been quite a tumultuous year. Stay strong, my friend. Sending you my best today as always and blessings in Christ
    Sal XOs.......................
reply by Diana L Crawford on 09-Jun-2020
    Xoxoxo
Comment from Bichon
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This was a lovely free verse poem. I really loved the positivity that radiated from your words and the trees themselves. We all need some hope sometimes! Great work x

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Thank you very much for the excellent review and kind comments, dear Bichon. I'm so glad you enjoyed my free verse poem. Sending my best today as always, Sally xo
Comment from Poetic Friend
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Oh, how I love reading and writing poetry about trees. I have written many.

In many ways, trees are like humans with great endurance as you creatively and innovative described in your poem.

Perhaps you should have included a photograph of that oak with your poem. I would love to see it.

Thank you for your words of inspiration.

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Ah, thank you so much, poetic friend. I just love trees, as I'm surrounded by them. I'm so glad you enjoyed this and I appreciate the superb rating and star shower. :)
    Sending my best today is always with many thanks,
    Sally xoxo
Comment from ameen786
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Love this beautiful ode/poem in simple down to earth vocabulary; indeed, trees don't migrate and stand their ground; wonderful message in your verse; thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 06-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    I just realized this really is like an ode, isn't it? I'm so glad you liked it, and were able to stop by today for a review.

    I appreciate you so much.
    Sending you my best today as always,
    Sally :)
Comment from Joan E.
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Thank you for your very much needed "ray of hope" as we deal with the pandemic, uncertain times, and our own personal health issues. I am encouraged by your symbolic oak example. I very much appreciate your sharing the special, mighty tree in your front yard. Cheers- Joan

 Comment Written 06-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    I am amazed by the response to this little poem. It really was a mighty oak. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and found it inspiring. Sending you my best today as always, Sally xoxo
Comment from Liz O'Neill
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Your use of personification draws the reader in. This also make a strong metaphor. The phrase "be as strong and steady as the mighty oak", rings true here. The reader will not quake as much if they can gain courage from this poem,

 Comment Written 06-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Thank you, dear Liz. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and then it seemed very real to you. That means the most to me.
    Sending you my best today as always,
    Sally xoxo
Comment from Janet Foor
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This is a timely free verse poem Sally filled with wisdom for these challenging times. Storms come and go and we "in Christ" still stand knowing the strength and power of his word.

Thank you for sharing.
Blessings
Janet

 Comment Written 06-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Thank you so much, dear Janet. I'm so glad we share this faith and they were both grounded in the Lord. That is the success for standing in the storm. Sending you my best today as always, and blessings in Christ,
    Sally xoxo
Comment from Irish Rain
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So beautiful Miss Sally.
Love the Bible verse from Isaiah also.
This, I'm sure is wonderful inspiration
that so many need right now.
Blessings...

 Comment Written 06-Jun-2020


reply by the author on 09-Jun-2020
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review and kind comments, my dear Irish rain. You're kind of he's always means so much to me. Sending you my best today as always,
    Sally xoxo
reply by Irish Rain on 09-Jun-2020
    Have a nice night!!