Poems to Enjoy

Enjoy some nice poems that have provided some good balance in my life!


Every life needs some balance,
As there are always ups and downs.
Remember what they always say,
What goes up, must come down.

But if you live with that in mind,
And balance is the key.
You will find that doors unlock,
A little more easily.

And then there are times you may feel,
That downs are much more great.
Don’t let this get you down,
Just change your mental state.

Think of what to do,
That could change the way you feel.
And balance will come back,
Balance will help you heal.

Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2011

The Oak Tree

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree’s leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke.
How can you still be standing Oak?

The oak tree said, I know that you
Can break each branch of mine in two
Carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs, and make me sway

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You’ll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me

Until today, I wasn’t sure
Of just how much I could endure
But now I’ve found, with thanks to you
I’m stronger than I ever knew

Johnny Ray Ryder Jr


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