THE MIGHTY OAK - Eddie (11)


Once an acorn fell from a little boys pocket

It was covered in dirt and buried by nightfall

After settling its roots it grew like a rocket

As a sapling it was the tallest of them all.


It had bright emerald leaves

It’s twig-like branches sprouted out

As the daylight began to leave

Winter came and the saplings life was in doubt


For over seven decades the mighty oak grew taller

Drinking water by the gallon making oxygen too

Playing host to squirrels and things that are smaller

Dropping its leaves in Autumn, in the Spring making new.


The little boys grandson now gathers acorns from the tree

Playing and laughing and having great fun

His pet dog chases squirrels and barks with glee

Thank you grandad for dropping this one.