The Oak and The Man by Rod E. Kok

I found this poem through #OctPoWriMo. It is a powerful story told through a florette.


A stooped old man, grizzled and worn

his body broken, his mind torn

only his eyes had signs of life

taunts and jests cut him like a knife, facing the scorn.

 

An ancient oak stands tall and proud

its limbs are strong, with leaves endowed

a symbol of strength, hope…glory

ageless, timeless, it tells a story. All have bowed.

 

The man looked up to that old tree

it took away insecurity

He felt it showed him some respect.

That old oak did the man protect, both could live free.

 

An ancient oak stood all alone

its leaves were gone, the winds had blown.

On winter’s eve, that old man died;

he found his peace. The old oak cried, last respect shown.




Rod E. Kok
October 3, 2018

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