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Strong in Spirit

Updated on January 23, 2017


Beneath a most powerful, gnarled of limb, Oak tree,

Whose branches stretch, reach into a gentle blue sky.

We each stand together, just as we did in times of old,

As our emboldened spirits seek to lift us, away to fly.


We, who are not to be held by old sturdy roots, ingrained,

Plant our own feet on a foreign soil, it to be well attained.

Exploring new heights, as in our inward needs to succeed,

Dashing forever onward, into the unknown abyss, in deed.



Strongest of spirit, souls to be so fulfilled and to grow more,

Every child of God, created, dancing upon a foreign shore.

There to find further knowledge, increase our own fine gains,

Assured, a sun does rise, to set, forests nurtured by the rains.


Pressing forever onward, always new knowledge, to enhance,

Each mother's child, followers in faith, not put here by chance.

Looking to the very heavens for answers, like the oak, do reach,

Minds of increasing intelligence, as of our own creator beseech.



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      Luke Holm 4 months ago

      Hi there! Nice poetry and pictures. Did you take/write them simultaneously? I quite enjoyed the strength in tone that each stanza was written in, very self assured. Keep up the good work! Thank you for sharing :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So nice. I instantly relaxed when I read the first time. I talk about peace and you bring it.

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thank you Luke. I take pictures every time I get a chance at a lake, park, and near my home. I enjoy writing poetry and try to enhance the wording with color and pictures that relay my message. Blessings. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 4 months ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, not being held down by sturdy roots we seek to spread our wings and fly.

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings to you and family. whonu

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thanks Eric and blessings to you and family on this nice Winter evening. whonu

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 months ago from The Caribbean

      The oak is such an appropriate image of strength for us, establishing roots while we reach upward. Great thoughts here.

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      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora and many blessings on this fine evening. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A delightful poem singing praises to nature.

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      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      Thank you Gypsy my friend and blessings. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 months ago from Central Florida

      I love the symbolism of the Mighty Oak, whonu. Such strength, majesty and life itself.

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      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Dianna Mendez 3 months ago

      The photos inspire me to praise God for the beauty of creation. Lovely poem!

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      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      Thank you, teaches. When I have inspired another writer, I feel as though my work is truly worthwhile. Blessings to you and family my friend. whonu

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