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PHOTO: Tom Brady Prepares For Pittsburgh With Inspirational Poem

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5 years ago at 8:00 pm ET
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PHOTO: Tom Brady Prepares For Pittsburgh With Inspirational PoemJasen Vinlove - USA TODAY Sports

As the New England Patriots get set for their key battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared his mindset going into the game with fans through sharing a poem entitled “Good Timber” by Douglas Malloch.

So just what is the poems relevance or inner meaning?  Check out Charlotte Wilder’s detailed interpretation.

While this is no Bruce Lee hype video about “being water”, the poem conveys a more “all business” and serious message as opposed to Brady’s normally light hearted postgame cartoons in the “TB Times” or TB12 advertisements over his social media.

Be afraid Pittsburgh, be very afraid.

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“The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain, Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby thing. The man who never had to toil To gain and farm his patch of soil, Who never had to win his share Of sun and sky and light and air, Never became a manly man But lived and died as he began. Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow. Where thickest lies the forest growth, We find the patriarchs of both. And they hold counsel with the stars Whose broken branches show the scars Of many winds and much of strife. This is the common law of life.” – Douglas Malloch

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