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The Mighty Oak

This is a story to be told
About a man of old
He said that he would 
Never rise

In the ground would he reside
Never would he face God
His remains would rot and make sod
So he a plan devised

This plan totally made by man
On his grave he would have placed
Ten inches cement fully ingraved
Never would he come out of that ground

He would have a ton of dirt all around
No way would his body come out
No way would he rise and shout
Just rot and rot and decay

Then one day a squirrel would play
Right on his grave he did stay
Chewing a nut to get to meat
He just wanted a treat to eat

Something frightened the squirrel away
Then it rained right away on that day
Leaving the acorn exposed to sprout
Then the angels all did shout

That acorn sent down a shoot
That shoot began to take root
From that a mighty oak
Large enough for hundreds of post

Sent its tendrils of roots around
Coming up from the ground
Forcing open that slab of cement
His body rose with a lament

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 7:00:00 PM
    What a creative write..I love it. BG

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 3:51:00 PM
    We have those giant oaks surrounding the hills here...quite a few do pop up from the acorns on our property...and some force open that cement as well! Strong and hearty oaks!!

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 3:32:00 PM
    A mighty write for the mighty Oak Sara, an enjoyable read>>James

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 2:53:00 PM
    Sarah - Once again thanks for your thoughtful comment on "King David" I do not yet know how to "send" soup mail, only reply... I am new to this site and am still illiterate when it comes to that. Soup mail me and I will gladly reply with explanations...Your friend - Tim