The storms come
The winds blow
The dogs howl
Still, you stand
You stand firm
Your roots firmly planted
Where?  We cannot see
But still, you stand
You wave and sway
You dance in the breeze
I hear your laughter
It tickles my ears
And calls me near
You make me smile
Your strength
It makes me remember
Those who stood tall
Who stood firm
Who set the example
Those that came before
Those memories are priceless
And I too shall stand firm
For those who watch
I will set the example
I will not be moved
I am here for them
As you were here for me