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Enlivened Spirit

I stood like an oak
my years as a sapling long since past
my leafless limbs dry and brittle
no fruit on my branches
my roots and limbs dry and brittle
no shade do I cast
no birds in my branches sing their songs
no squirrels play in my hollows
I creak and crack in the wind
Many lighting strikes have I taken
the scars of black I bear down my soul
Until you you came like the spring rains
You watered my soul
my leaves they do green fresh as a new
my roots they do spread 
my nuts grow abundant
the birds now have come back
the squirrels frolic in my hollows
my trunk swells with anticipation
my shade is great
the winds sway my branches
I know now I have not seen my best days
more fat rings will I grow

Copyright © Patricia Prescott


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  1. Date: 5/4/2016 5:54:00 AM

    I'm confused because on your Facebook page you said your bf Jim Hughes wrote this poem for you but here you are claiming it as your own
  1. Date: 4/24/2016 8:33:00 AM

    You've captured the feeling of love growing in all of us in a beautiful way.. great write.. :^) //James
  1. Date: 4/23/2016 5:02:00 PM

    Patricia... A write with great imagery... WEll written..
  1. Date: 4/23/2016 2:40:00 PM

    - A wonderful poem, Patricia - Everyone needs love to grow :) - hugs // Sun :)