The What and Who of Meandering About

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mighty Oak

Mighty Oak,
Roots deep and firm;
Trunk solid and upright;
Branches broad and tall;
The acorn, your legacy.

Mighty Oak,
Example to follow;
Model to imitate;
Ideal to become;
Legacy to fulfill.


 by Brian Shivers, May 3, 2001
This was inspired by and dedicated to the life, legacy and faith of Harold Walters, my maternal grandfather.  He was a quiet man of strength and faith.  There is also a giant oak tree in the middle of Cherry Lane in my neighborhood growing up.  This poem was written following my grandfather's death after spending time in the shadow of the oak tree in my old neighborhood.  I am reminded of my grandfather daily and walk in his footsteps.  I thank God for him and for Cherry Lane. 

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