A Tribute/Happy Father’s Day/This Old Tree/Poetry

This Old Tree by Cheryl Pennington 2014 This old tree, though appearances deceive, has led a rich life, you must believe. It’s branches, now gnarled, its fingers grown lean, were there to uphold  as a lifeline unseen. The skin, once rugged and tanned to the bone  showing lines, may seem weak-now without tone. Do not be fooled, for its fortitude lasts, Mighty ships sail, its arms as their masts. So, did I sail neath that shadow of love, that maddening grip all too soon was shed of as I stood on the bow of my self-captained path. It was there, … Continue reading A Tribute/Happy Father’s Day/This Old Tree/Poetry