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Oh earthy rock,
the savage man does not know,
neither does the learned understand
the secret to your existence.
You sit here, year after year
watching your adversaries screaming,
and swallowing their wrath.
You have aunthetic power,
I see you resisting their sharp arrows,
and when the competition comes your way,
you out-sing them with your song.
The floods tried to uproot you
the winds also failed,
the masses come upon you,
but none of them could prevail.
Oh solid rock, show me the way.

©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Even a tsunami can't shake this one!

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Oh my... just absolutely wonderful Christine. Going into my faves. I think your poem is brilliant and lovely. Congrats on being featured poem of the week :)

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Congrats on the featuring of "Fortitude", Christine.