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The Oak for Aye

November 21, 2019
By Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


The mighty oak stands tall and strong,

Its armor cracked and peeling,

Branches outstretched, their reach o'er long;

Shivering; yet without feeling.

Witness to man's disparaging torment,

Silently observing the absolute;

A sturdy warrior rooted dormant,

Eternally beholden to thine comminute.

Host to the benevolent Spirit,

A lightning-scorched, unyielding testimonial;

Attestation to higher perquisite,

Fate's perpetuity binomial.



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