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Jack R Roberts

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Hang On
by Jack R Roberts

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Hang On

High on a mountain his head in the clouds,
An old tree was 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 had not realized.

All tangled up in his old but strong limbs,
There were so many other trees leaning on him.
They had fell into him during storms in the night,
Now he’s all that 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,
“Perhaps it is best I just stand here awhile”.

Jack Roberts – September 24 2002

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Reviewed by A PAX
wish i wrote it
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
splendid write Jack!!
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
Wisdom, in rhyme!
Reviewed by Mary Cannon
Well Dear Jack I am left without words
this is truly a piece written with much
wisdom and insight. a very good read, keep
on writing....

Love Mary
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
You just keep bringing forth such wonder Jack...Great stuff indeed....Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Wow..beautiful, deep, and so inspiring..
Lovely,

Reindeer
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
This was incredible!!! ;) Silver
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
:) I am awed with this write, Jack... You have a beautiful mind.
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Jack, this poem is just what I needed today. It reminded me of all those who need me to stay. God must have been listening to me and sent your poem to answer my prayer. Thank you!
Reviewed by Victor Jensen
Good poem as per usual but this one has a special message.
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A beautiful poem Jack. Very inspiring.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Thoughtful. Reminds me of Methusala.
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Outstanding Jack...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Outstanding, my friend..
One of your best.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
A very nice write Jack
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Wonderful! I enjoyed this so much...
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
We all need something to hold on to. Lovely and deep poem.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Eileen makes an excellent point. Enjoyed reading this. ~Joseph
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Fantastic metaphor Jack seniors get the notion they are not needed, this is the kind of encouragement they need! You ought to send it to a publisher of a seniors mag or somewhere...Fine work!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Jack,
So beauiful, inspiring write.
Peg
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