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Hang on
by Jack R Roberts

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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High on a mountain his head in the clouds,
An old tree is standing so bold and so proud.
He could see everything from his place up so high,
And he had seen more than a century go by.

But so many years of storms and high wind,
Have weakened the tree and he’s starting to bend.
He thought “I’ve been here so long, and my times up I know,
It’s time I just fall to the ground and let go”.

But before he let go he took a good look around,
And for once in his life the old tree looked down.
He had always looked out with his head in the sky,
Looking down he saw something he did not realize.

All tangled up in his old but strong limbs,
There were so many other trees leaning on him.
They fell into him during storms in the night,
Now he’s all they have to hold them upright.

When the old tree saw this he saw things differently,
I didn’t realize so many depended on me.
With his pride renewed, he thought with a smile,
“I think its best I just stand here awhile”.

Jack Roberts – September 24 2002

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Reviewed by colleen gosse (Reader) 9/26/2002
wow Jack nice job i really really enjoyed that poem
Reviewed by Betty 9/25/2002
I like it. Very well written.
Reviewed by Betty 9/24/2002
quite wonderful
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 9/24/2002
I really enjoy your work! This is truly inspiring. Thanks, Jack!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/24/2002
outstanding, jack!! thanks for your reviews on my poems; it is most appreciated!! love, your friend, karen lynn. ((HUGS))
Reviewed by me 9/24/2002
OUTSTANDING..I just might go back and drive derby cars one more time so the kids can "lean on me" Time to get my head out of the clouds.. thanks Jack, You got a head on your shoulders
Reviewed by Smoke Martin (Reader) 9/24/2002
Such wisdom from a man in bibs!!!! Awe inspiring you are my friend. Great job! You are so good at this!!!!!
Like it allot
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 9/24/2002
oh yes, thankgoodness for a happy ending. This was just too lovely for words.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 9/24/2002
Jack, this was so lovely and inspiring, very touching
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 9/24/2002
Sounds like some wisdom here!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/24/2002
Very nice write!
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