Big Oak Tree ( an inspirational tribute)

Under he spreading Oak..
Under he spreading Oak..
Autumn Oaks of color...
Autumn Oaks of color...
Shade it provides in Summer...
Shade it provides in Summer...
oaks... security for the wild...
oaks... security for the wild...
Remains to weather the storms...
Remains to weather the storms...


Broad Oak tree, tall and free,

You mean so much to me,

While in the winds you sway,

My thoughts to flee.


Under your cooling shade,

Where I had it made,

For nothing I'd so trade,

And rather be.


As a child, your limbs I climbed,

Spent the best of all my time.

As song birds all to chime,

In harmony.


In all the hours I have played,

Whatever my school grade,

Beneath your limbs I stayed,

Each fun time spree.


In Summer, green leaves to share,

Every Autumn, colors so rare,

In blue skies, sunshine, so fair,

All's so fine to see.


Oak tree, powerful, and so strong,

You stand the whole day long,

We will always sing your song,

Of gallantry.






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17 comments

christinemariezzz 2 years ago

...love that last photo! ...where is that at? Your tribute to the Oak is noteworthy. Acorns abounded this year where I live! ...this tree gives much ..."green leaves to share" as your poem so nicely speaks.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your kind words and inspiration my friend. whonu


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I enjoyed this song, an Ode to the Oak. Wonderful use of rhythm! I was reminded of "The Giving Tree." Jamie


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

A great poem to commemorate a great tree. I love oaks trees!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

The mighty Oak is more written about and referred to than any other. Thanks for sharing in this. whonu


Jodah 2 years ago

Good poem..love the oak, and all trees for that matter.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Jodah, blessings. whonu


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I love this whonu. I have massive oaks in my yard and surrounding property. When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was climb trees. This poem brings back memories and brings beauty to the present.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks bravewarrior, I am so glad that I receive such inspiration to write more. whonu


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed!


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

What a wonderful tribute to an oak tree. How we take the steadiest and most lovely things for granted. I love the way you perceive oak trees and the love you have for them.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A brilliant poem whonu just like Sha I was also that tomboy who would climb trees rather than play with dolls.

Beautifully told and voted up. Wishing you a great day too.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much my friend. whonu


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem and great photos.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much Blossom and blessings. whonu


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bluebird 2 years ago

This really is a pretty poem about the oak tree. I am always impressed when I see a huge tree like the one in your picture. They are so grand.

I enjoy your poetic style, it is simple yet it has so much heart and feeling to it, it really draws a person in easily. Thank you for sharing with us here on Hub Pages. Keep up the good work, we will keep reading it with joy.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

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