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Old Oak

The old oak has
dark histories 
within it's grain.

Historic passages
within it's fiber,
count the tree rings
for mystic correlation.

The wind blowing
and sweeping over
the undulating landscape 
giving up no ghosts.

You withhold the
tragedies past and
up to present all
within your sap.

Roots so deep,
to hold past causes
down well beneath
the surface.

Your branches sway,
nay is your answer
and secrets captive.

Another hundred years
pass and the trunk
and plot yet thickens.

18th June, 2012 (c) 

Copyright © Steven Beesley

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  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Steven just a quick congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:15:00 AM
    Love your portrayal of the 'tree' as the keeper of knowledge. Nice verse! Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the new poet (Only) 2012 contest Steven. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:44:00 AM
    Hi Steven, congratulations with your xool win in my contest... I'm sending soup mail... always~pd

    Beesley Avatar Steven Beesley
    Date: 7/16/2012 3:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, I am thrilled for the hon. mention.
  1. Date: 6/29/2012 10:03:00 AM
    A nice tribute to a wonderful tree!