Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

The Oak Tree Poem

A mighty wind blew night and day it stole the oak trees 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 u 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 strengthened in the earth , growing stronger since my birth you’ll never touch them for you see they are the deeper part of me .
Until today I wasn’t sure of just how much I can endure . But now I’ve found with thanks to you im stronger than I ever knew !


Thrilled that you posted this…

Thank you!

It’s beautiful!!!


written by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.
This poem gives me so much strength ! The wind the illness and the Oak our loved ones ! The roots are the parts of what the family and carers can help keep strong against the wind .