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God Bless This Stump

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God Bless This Stump

Along the fair road
On which I amble
I conceived this ode
In which love is ample

God bless this stump
Supporting the tree
That provided so much 
For our futurity

When counting its rings
There can be no doubt
About all the things
That tree brought about

For the pencil to compose
Cherished love letters
On paper I chose
So you’d love me better

And it offered shade
Plus spots to snuggle
Near a lovely glade
Away from life’s struggles

We enjoyed peaches
From that old tree
As we partnered to reach
Picking memories

It blessed our marriage
Shaped as a steeple
And framed the carriage
To make our jaunt regal

And It supplied timbers
For the house we live in
Built with skilled fingers
On boards thick and thin

When cold overtakes
We always say grace
For the warmth it makes
In the brick fireplace

Our love will not slump
It’s always burning
Because of you, stump
Our world keeps turning

For Skat's Ode contest

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Joyce Kilmer would be proud. - Gary

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:26:00 AM
    A wonderful tribute to a stump. We cut down an oak tree in our yard that was damaged in an ice storm. Now there are so many little leafy branches springing out all over the stump. I love that it refused to die. It is a little oak bush now.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Bravo, david. a perfect well worded tribute to the stump of a tree

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:54:00 PM
    beautiful write, my friend

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 8:15:00 AM
    so much love, David nature is a gift from God, and without the stump what would we be? amazing Ode, wishing you luck. have a great day...Linda