La Villa delle Sorelle
Poetry

The Oak Trees Leaves

Anonymous

A mighty wind blew night and day -
it stole the oak trees leaves away
then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
until the oak was tired and stark.

But still the oak tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke
"How can you still be standing oak?"

The oak tree said " I know that you can break
each branch of mine in two.
Carry every leaf away
shake my limbs and make me sway,

But I have roots stretched in the Earth
growing stronger since my birth
You'll never touch them for you see
they are the deepest part of me

Until today I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure
But now I've found, with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.


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