Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"We Cannot Forget"


I reached out my paws into the sky as if I was reaching for a falling star.
A yearning was burning inside my heart, but it could not be quieted.
The yearning pulled at my heart strings, and I could not look away.
I could not forget. Those yearnings pulled and pulled.
My mind raced backwards to a year ago today.
I remember the day so clearly, when I stood in the sand.
My paws left tracks, that I wanted to stay forever.
Maybe if they stayed, I would always feel like I was here.
I remember the waves as they tried to catch me.
And then, I remember hearing the sea utter words that echoed across the crashing waves.
Those words that I could never forget, are now words, that will live in my heart forever.
"And who will sing to us when we are sad?" the sea asked me.
And as I walked along the shore, I whispered
"I will sing to you
I will always sing to you
forever and ever
I will always sing to you."

The yearning had become so big in my heart,
that it lured my magic bubble to come and swirl around me.
And then the bubbles lifted me up above the clouds.

Again I reached out my paws into the sky
as if I was reaching for a falling star.

A million raindrops were falling like diamonds.
They danced around my magic bubble
as it lifted me higher and higher into the sky.

All that I could see was a blurr.
All that I could hear was the pitter patter
of rain drops as they splashed and splattered on my bubble.

The sea was so quiet.
I strained my eyes as I watched the clouds dot the darkend sky.

And then splendoriously I saw the moon beams
reach down through the water to the ocean floor.

I saw the glow fish as they glowed in the waters below.
I saw Star, my beloved friend the star fish, pointing towards the direction that Mother Earth is
guiding the sea creatures to follow for safety.

It has been a year today since the black oil poisoned the oceans.
I remember all my feathered friends and sea creatures crying "help us".
Today I remember all my feathered friends in the sky and all the sea creatures who are healing.
Mother Earth is helping to heal their brokeness.

Now it is time for me to sing. I must keep my promise,,, forever and ever.
Will you sing with me?

nitey nite
love
tweedles

33 comments:

Sandy said...

Little Tweedles...we can never forget. Things are better here but always a lesson learned but not always followed and soon forgotten by the moneymakers. Wish we lived in a perfect world. Kisses!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are singing right along with you, Tweedles!
We love your beautiful pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

3 doxies said...

I'll sing withs you!
Dis was an incredible post dear Tweedles...and we'll never furgets what happened.

Puddles

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Tweedles that was beautiful
Benny & Lily

ra husky said...

wooo dear Tweedles, we lift our voices with yours!

RA & ISis

Pearl and Daisy said...

Aw, Tweedles, what a beautiful post. It makes us very sad to think of all the creatures who were hurt. We sing with you hoping for healing.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't forget about the oil spill - but I didn't know it was a year this day either.

We have to make a conscious effort to be more careful and that every living thing is important.

The water is alive. And it's important.

Happy Easter.
Sandie

dw said...

Oh Tweedles, I will always sing to the ocean. Last year was so sad at this time, and it continued and continued and continued most of the summer. After 12 long months, it is better, but not healed yet. Some of the animals affected are still being looked after by humans, not ready yet to go back to their ocean environment; there are still parts of the ocean where you can dip down your paw and bring up the black sludge that remains and is still hurting the ocean; the humans who tried to help clean the ocean, who went out in their boats and cleaned off some of the black oil are now sick. The ocean, and all the creatures of the world, need our song, need our help. And you, my friend, will be there, as will I.

Barbara said...

I'll sing with you! We'll never forget the oil spill or the loss of life. You keep reminding us too.

Bobbi said...

So Beautiful, Tweedles! We are singing with you...

Sandy said...

Beautiful. I was just enjoying beaches you would have loved. The beaches in Aruba would give you more space to run, jump and have fun then you can imagine.
Sandy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Of course, we will sing with you, Tweedles. Very beautiful post from our sweet furiend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Hank said...

Wow, Tweedles....it's hard to believe it has been a year.

And yes, we will sing with you.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Tweedles we will sing with you and hold paws.


PS we opened a very cute card today from you! Thank you so much and happy spring/Easter to you cutie pie!

Hugs
S&P

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Tweedles, my sweet little Puggy-friend.
I have heard you singing constantly. I can't believe it's a whole year already.
We are busy fighting a similar fight here where they want to mine our 'Karoo' landscape - special desert area with a host of microscopic friends and sensitive biospheres.
We are trying to sing loudly this end too - to stop it, before we sing in pain.
We love you, Tweedles.
Lotsalicks
TOBY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sweet Tweedles, we sing with you on this Mother Earth Day. We caress the earth with our hearts and sing her a gentle song of healing...

KB said...

That was so beautiful sweet Tweedles. Yes, we are singing with you, and we'll keep on singing as long as we can.

Archie and Melissa said...

oh twee!
yes, yes, we are singing with you!
can you hear our tune?
it sounds like the waves splashing inside the big conch shell when you cup it to your ear!
what a beautiful poem!
happy earth day special girl!
xoxoxo
archie, angel emmitt & auntie melissy

soggibottom said...

Think your singing will sound much better than mine Tweedles. I have lived to long with cats and now my singing is like catawalling :-) Give the sea my love.
lots of love Ames :-)xxx

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

What a very touching and moving post. I am singing right along with you, sweet friend of mine! I, too, heard the cry of the sea creatures and ocean waters as the horrid black mass took over. I and my human have not lived one day since then without offering a prayer for healing of the ocean and her children.

Tweedles, I know the sea creatures are sleeping better tonight knowing that you are helping them with all your mighty heart and your song! <3

Suka

Tiffy said...

I will sing with you, Tweedles! I love to sing and want all the ocean creatures to hear our song. I cried for them one year ago and I still pray that they all stay safe. They need our help today just like they did one year ago.

Thank you for reminding us that we are connected to the ocean. We are one big planet, this wonderful wonder world that we all share.

Tiffy

Asta said...

Tweedles, my sweetnew fwiend

I will sing wif you. Softly to comfowt them
Thank you fow the bootiful wemindew on this Eawf Day to make suwe we take bettew cawe of ouw bootiful planet and all those innocents who suffew when we don't. I will cewtainly sing wif you
Smoochie kisses
Asta

sophie...^5 said...

We are singing gloriously into the blue,blue sky above us~~~~~Mother Nature knows exactly what to do~~~~we think we own this planet~~~~well~~~~not quite~~~we are enjoying its pleasures and must keep our home alive and special and Tweedles you are helping us to do that and to understand!
PS...thanks for well wishes for Pops!

Schnauzer Days said...

That was lovely Tweedles, although our human says we sing far too loudly I'm sure she won't mind this time. Dex & Lou x

Diane said...

Hi Angel,
That was such a heartfelt post. It really makes you reflect on the past year. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories with us. We are sooo lucky! It was also great to see you & your moms!
xoxoxo Aunt Diane

Jan Mader said...

Thank you for reminding us with your lovely words and pictures Tweeds. What would we do withou you? xoxoxoox

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

Oh my gosh Tweedles.

I will sing and sing and never stop until the brokeness has been fixed. Together our voices will travel the earth and others will hear it, they will join in. It will be a choir for the earth and it all starts with us. We shall help heal the wounds, we shall help make the earth happy again.


WInston

Wilma said...

Tweedles,
Thank you for your beautiful words. We will sing right along with you, until all the earths creatures are safe. Also, thank you for your card. We received it in yesterdays mail. It made us very happy. We also love that you assesses it to usin BACON Falls! If only their were waterfalls of bacon here. It would be paradise. Happy Easter Tweedles. We love you.

tattytiara said...

Such a tender reflection on such a tragic event. Lovely.

bbes tribe said...

Tweedles we are singing with you and remembering. Awesome post as always. Thank you!
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Roxy Ann LaRue said...

Hi Ya Tweedles!
Thank you for your post, it's so hard to believe that a year has gone by when it seems like it was only yesterday seeing such destruction. So sad for all the little birds and other animals, fish and beaches.
my heart aches with yours and prays that no such diaster happens again.
Roxy

The Thuglets said...

Happy Easter Tweedles!

yep its us we're back and singin with you very loud!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

soggibottom said...

My paws are yours :-) x x x