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The Oak

I stand here with the water at my feet, Chapped from the wind and naked. Perched just below the overhang, My arms reach out over the water. I grasp, using all my strength To keep hold of my garments Being torn away by nature’s Heavy breath. Though I stand Steadfast and rigid for God has Given me strength to endure. I am the guardian of this river. I am the sanctuary for weary travelers, I am history, I have a tale of heroism. Reach for me when you need rest, I am solitary, I will give you solitude. Rest upon my fallen drapes Bury your thoughts at my feet. Let me stand tall for you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/14/2015 2:53:00 PM
Christopher, WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Christopher Looper
Date: 9/14/2015 3:41:00 PM
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my poem. It really means the world to me!
Date: 9/14/2015 12:39:00 PM
thanks for the uplifting words, Christopher, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Christopher Looper
Date: 9/14/2015 3:42:00 PM
Thank you very much for the kind words and welcome! I am sure I will enjoy getting to know everyone here!
Date: 9/13/2015 11:27:00 PM
Hi CHRISTOPHER.. this is a powerful, well constructed write, that I enjoyed reading today! I want to WELCOME you to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. I read a lot of poems and I'm looking forward to checking out more of your works. PS.. If you have a moment, check out my poems as well. I'm looking forward to becoming friends with those who do (Iron sharpens Iron).. Talk soon, LYRIC
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Christopher Looper
Date: 9/14/2015 3:41:00 PM
Thank you very much for the warm welcome!