Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 8, 2018

Daily missive breaks into the weekend for Sunday the 8th of April.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive breaks into the weekend for Sunday the 8th of April.

Blow me down
I am not a sturdy oak
My roots burrowed deeply 
With a firm hold
Not easily yielded
I will bend in certain
Situations
Streamlining
With just enough
To discount the fiercest blows
Until the strength
Of my resolve unravels
Stripped of any finery
My nakedness exposed
The wildness
Of the wind needs
More than a mere plaything
It will dispatch in blind fury
So many fall this way
Even the oak is battle scarred
Every deep gouge
Scored into rippled canyons of
Blackened bark
Carried with pride
Twisted arms outstretched
A welcome to us all
Without the asking
Of any special favour
It is a haven
Insulation from the rain
Until the lightning bolts
Me to the ground
Let me wallow
In your disapproval
I am swaying
Blow me down
My bow is breaking
If I fall
As barely the whisper
In a rumour
You may never find me there.


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