Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"The Sea is Crying"

The words smelled like the mighty oceans mist.
The words tasted salty on my lips.
I cupped my hands to my ears, and I listened.
I listened very carefully,,,
to the familiar voice,
as it drifted ,,
across the mountains
and over the tallest forest trees.
The voice was so familliar and yet so sad.
The words, repeadily echoed over and over.
"Tweedles Help Us, "
"Come to us, we need you."
"Tweedles Help Us".
As fast as a star can fall from the sky,
at that very moment, I knew.
Yes, I understood what I must do.
I knew who was calling and what I must do.
I must go.
I must go NOW.

"PUFF! "
My Magic Sea Horse,
My forever friend who lived at the big ocean,
needed me.
Puff was calling my name, he needed me.
I ran over the mountains
and through the rivers.
I ran as fast, as my paws could run.
The rains were pouring down on me, but it didn't matter.
I must run and help Puff.
As I neared the racing ocean tides, there on the sand before me- lay Puff.
Puff should never be out of the water, but there he lay.
I snuggled next to Puff and lay my head on his chest.
I heard his heart beating.
I whispered in his ears.
Tears began to trickle from my eyes, as I cuddled closer.
A slight whisper came from Puff's lips, as he started to speak.
His voice was very faint.
Puffs lips quivered as he whispered,,,,,,
"The Sea is crying. "
"Something terrible has happened to the Worlds Sea.
Oil is everywhere.
Oil is leaking bad.
All of the sea creatures have no water to drink, and no food.
All of our friends, Star -the star fish, and Murphy your little turtle friend,
and all the Glow Fish, and Dolphins, and Whales and Manatees, and Crabs,,,and birdies,,,
There are too many to name them all, but they need help, Tweedles.
They need help now.
They have oil in their eyes, and oil on their wings.
I was trying to help them, but oil got in my eyes, and I could not see."

As my tears splashed into the eyes of Puff, he blinked.
In an instant, Puff looked at me.
"I can see , I can see"!
"Your tears helped me" Puff said.
Words flowed from Puffs lips, like bubbles in the sky.

The sea birds, have oil on their wings.
We must help them.
What can we do?
Do you think our tears will help them too?

The sea cannot sleep.
It is fighting for its life.
The Sea is crying.
I cannot sleep, I cannot rest.
I cannot sleep knowing my Sea friends are hurting.
Their eyes hurt.
Their wings can't fly .
Their families are lost.
Oh my gosh,,,,,,,
They cannot find their families!!!!

This is your Sea, and mine.
There is a raging storm and I cannot sleep.

As I wiped the oil out of Puffs eyes, his sad eyes looked at me.
and he asked for one more favor.
"Tweedles," Puff said." Will you help me back out into the Sea?
"I must go now, and help our friends, Tweedles.
"I must guide them to safety."
As I gently rolled Puff out into the roaring tides, Puff looked back at me.
"Send for help Tweedles, send for help".
And then,,,,,
Puff disappeared into the sea.
My heart sank.
My smiles frowned.
I turned around and started my long journey home.
I traveled over the mountains and through the rivers.
When I got home I snuggled into bed to rest ,,,,
But, I did not sleep.

I am going to think of ways to help our Sea friends.
Will you help me?
I will ask Mother Earth to help too.
Will you help me?
Nitey Nite my friends


kissa-bull said...

oh tweedles sweetest cupcake of the pibble pack
we have a furry shpecial surprise just for you for tomowow please to come back and ck our bloggy .
we ruff you furry much so

pibble wiggles and lotsa sugars
the pittie pack

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Tweedles~
You are the most kindest, compassionate, caring puggie we know!! Your truly have a heart of gold!
We will join you and hold paws and look up to the great heavens in search of an answer to this tragic problem!
You have a true beauty Tweedles and you inspire greatness!!


Izzy, Josie
Anakin Man

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Tweedles, our momma prays and cries for the oceans and for all that live under their protection.

We must never, ever rest until the people that made the sadness have cleaned up their mistake - even if it means that when they are finished they have no money left in their pockets. We must never, ever stop or give up the fight because it is a good and honorable fight.

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Tweedles
...and you sometimes say you have inadequate words? Well this time, your story speaks loudly. It is pertinent, true and heartfelt and cannot be ignored. We are also devastated with the effects of greed on our planet. We too hope that things are learnt from this disaster and that, as Scout & Freyja have said, those responsible are made to account and fix up their mess.
Your sweet voice is echoed across the world! Thank you for your story. We love you!
With love

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Tweedles - you are so right - the sea is in trouble! So many creatures have been hurt by mankind. Hope mankind will help in any way possible.

You are so sweet.


Diane said...

Oh my sweet are so GOOD! No wonder I love you sooo much! You want to help everyone.
It is so sad that our sea desperately needs help right now. We must keep fighting for all your little friends out there & our beautiful sea. Love & kisses to you & your moms! xoxoxo Aunt Diane

dw said...

Tweedles, we will all look for the right answers to help solve this terrible problem. All our sea creature friends and bird friends and others are so devastatingly affected by this huge black ooze that we have to do what we can to help them.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Tweedles! Woo brought tears to my eyes too. Such a sad state this world is in right now.If tears could only help...but sadly we need the humans to fix things. Such a beawootiful, but sad post.
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi tweedles!
oh what a beautiful poem!
you always say what is in our hearts too, but we do not have the words to say it as beautifully as you do.
your words bring us all together with a collective yes we will help too!
we will put all of our heads and hearts together and make a difference.

we love u!

m & e

Pearl said...

Tweedles, you said it SO well.

You always do.

I sure hope they get this figured out soon. :(


Salinger The Pug said...

Hi Sweet Tweedles!

We love your post and are sick about all of this too! I say we start up a Puggy Think Tank and figure this mess out before it gets any worse!!!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Tweedles, I also share in your sadness. I can't even watch the news anymore because it breaks my heart to see the loss of so many beautiful sea birds, turtles and fish and their homes. I can only hope and pray that they are able to find the answers so that there will be something left in the generations to come...

soggibottom said...

Sad post Tweedles.
x x x

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Dear sweet and lovable Tweedles - you are just what the world needs now - you need to shout your message from the highest mountain. We all have tears in our eyes as we read your words. We so hope and pray for an answer or maybe a miracle to save all those good creatures and plants and waters.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Hank said...

Tweedles, honey.....this sure is sad. Lemme put on my thinkin' cap an' see what we can do.

Pee S: We luv yer "Keeper o' the Sea" pitcher.

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yes Tweedles, woo always do -

Sadly, their are too many $$$ in the eyes of the humans in 'charge' -

We've got our paws khrossed so tightly -

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Wilma said...

Oh Tweedles,
You are the sweetest of the sweet. Your words speak so eloquently to the problem in the sea. You are a friend to all of nature. Please don't take it all on yourself though,we will all help. Whatever we can do, we will.

Debbie said...

How eloquently you speak my little friend. The sea is crying - I just love the sea at any time. Have a great weekend Tweedles :)

sophie said...

Tweedles to the rescue...we need a front runner...I am anticipating a problem on our beaches come late August or sad..and I just got back from my morning jaunt on Lawrencetown Beach(google this place,eh!)I will spread the word and maybe HUMANS will get their act together!!!!!!


Woof Tweedles,

That was beautifully written and made our Mom cry. It's all very sad. Anyway it's nice to meet you.

Desert Pups,
Toby, Norman, Keiko and The Ghost of Scuba

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I'm so sad that the sea is crying. Puff called out to me too and I ran to him and he told me what was happening.

We all need to put our heads together and figure out what to do. We are smart, have lots of resources, and have the power of the paw behind us. We can stop the crying and make everything better.

What's a Tweedles to do but get her friends together to fix what's wrong? We will help you Tweedles and we will make things better.

Stubby xoxo

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We'll be glad to help all your sea friends. It's such a shame what is happening to them. Let us know what we can do!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

What a powerful post. It brought tears to my human's eyes, and mine. Thank you for putting the word out reagrding the absolute devastation that is going on, and the silence that seems to be surrounding it. My human and I pray every day for help, healing, and love to surround the ocean and all the living creatures (plants and animals) in and out of the ocean being effected by this unspeakable tragedy. It is a helpless feeling, watching the destruction and death of the ocean and the creatures while most of those in charge sit silently by, pretending to be trying to fix the problem.

Something needs to be done, and soon. We cannot let the ocean die. We cannot let all the creatures die.

Thank you for doing your part, Tweedles. You are a very special pup!


Becky said...

Just that you care so much helps to make things a little better. I cry when I see the pictures of the birds and other sea life hurting, dying and listenig to the news each day. Pray for our ocean and the life that dwells there. You are without a doubt the sweetest little pug ever! Have a wonderful weekend!

TC said...

The sea is in trouble. Lovely poem Btw...
I've often wondered when man would muck something up that HAD to be fixed or else a great chunk of our earth would be unusable...they thought it was the ozone, I think they were looking the wrong way...

Gwen Bell said...

Yes, Tweedles, Yes! We will help you!
If only everyone on Earth was like you, Tweedles. All of the animals would be safe and all of the world would be bright. My world is a little brighter just knowing you are in it.

and nitey-nite.

Ina in Alaska said...

We are visiting for the first time and heard about you from our most sugary and loving friends at the Pittie Pack.

First we must say how happy we are that you will be ok from your ouchie with a big word attached to it. Next, we agree with everyone here. Our mom cannot watch the news it makes her cry to see all the oil soaked souls and many species and ecosystems which will cease to exist because of this horrific event. We are sad for all who died and all who will die. Our world as we know it will never be the same in that region. This is devastation beyond belief.

Sandy said...

Oh Little Tweedles, your words are so beautiful and sweet. You are so brave! I wish that there was way to stop what is happening here in the Gulf waters. It is so so so sad that my insides are just heavy with sorrow that is hard to express. I only hope and pray that things will one day be as beautiful as they have always been... Kiss to you sweetie!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Tweedles, we hope that you are sending in a photo of your cute self to PAWticipate in the RED BANDANNA DAY over at the Portuguese Water Blog. We think you will be so sweet in red☺

Maureen said...

Hi Tweedles - I first read this a few days ago but have been thinking about it ever since. I had to come back again today and read it again.

I think you should write your own children's book. It's so amazing.

Sharon Wagner said...

Check out You can buy art for $10 to benefit the oil leak cleanup. That's my next art project

Puglette said...

dear tweedles, i feel the same. i am crying for the world as our oceans and waterways are polluted. i spotted this video by the other puglet. it's about saving the oceans. maybe this will put a smile on your cute little face.

sandy said...

You speak for so many of us. The damage to the ocean will be felt for a long while even if they can stop everything tomorrow and we know that's going to happen.

A huge problem, a sad problem. Everyone must pull together to find a solution, not just for this problem but for the future of all things connected to oil.


Heather and Walter said...

We are crying too Tweedles. We are also looking for an all-electric car that never needs ANY fossil fuels to run. Love and hugs.

Jan Mader said...

The beauty of your words is not lost in the darkness of the oil filled sea.

Maureen is right. This IS your children's book.