Wednesday, October 8, 2014

We're Gonna Miss You

The smell of the wild weeds and sweet black berry's drifted through my forest.
The sweet smells drifted down to my nose- and I lifted my face and sniffed.
Such beautiful days!
The golden colors of the falling leaves,,,,
all around me
told me its autumn,
 and I smiled.
 Butterflys  had been fluttering  to and fro. 
 And the bumble bee's were humming their  buzzzing songs
just as they always did when they made honey.
 Puddles of honey dripped from the tree branches..
Yes, I could see it.

  From the bottom of the hill-
I looked to the top where I always remembered seeing her sit. 
 The sun rays would shone on her shiny black shoulders
 as she washed sticky honey from her baby cubs furs.
 She was the best mama ever.
 She was the forests friend, a little black bear.
  She was my friend.
 Her name was "Peaceful".

"Peaceful" is now a new star in the sky.
She will shine on all of us.

I want to celebrate her life. I want her to be remembered.
"Peaceful "was friends with every furred or feathered creature
in my forest. 
We can't forget her.
Her life was taken .
I have struggled with  not having the right words,
 and emptiness
but I know I must speak,,,
I am the keeper of the safe places where  my friends live.
They have no voice - I speak for them.
This is for you 'Peaceful'.
Shine on!!!  Glow!!!
We're gonna miss you.
Peaceful was killed by hunters Oct 4, 2014
I don't have a photo of her- but you can imagine her with your heart


White Dog Blog said...

Soft woos of sadness at this senseless loss of a beautiful soul in the name of "sport." Those humans do not consider that their fun destroys families and rips from our community members who add vibrance and spirit that enrich us all. We wish you peace, Peaceful, and hope you know that you were loved, are missed, and that not all humans have such bloodlust. Tweedles, we send you gentle nuzzles and strength to be the Voice that keeps others safe. You are not alone.

Adriana Robles said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Tweedles. Believe it or not but these things get me pretty emotional and I'm feeling with you. May she shine on in the stars and our hearts.<3

Studio at the Farm said...

Too upset to write anything. I am so very, very sorry.
Kathryn XX

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! This is very sad. I am sorry about your friend. Good bye Peaceful.

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

It iz so furry much sad tue know their r sum peepz in this world who consider takin'the life of any of God's creaturez no big deal. Shine on brite Peaceful.
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Tweedles ..... that is beautiful mate!! Thanks for letting us know about Peaceful and for caring so much.

Unknown said...

We are so so sorry to read about Peaceful. We are very sad for you.
Best wishes Molly

Molly the Airedale said...

How very sad about Peaceful. Big hugs to you, Tweedles ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

tubby3pug said...

What a beautiful and sad poem. Very touching. Poor peaceful

retro rover

Patty said...

Ah Twee... beautiful post. How very sad about Peaceful. Sending you hugs from NJ.

xoxo Patty

Soggibottom said...

Young Tweedles we can never ever understand the need to destroy such beautiful creatures.
Thank you for speaking out lovely girl.
x x x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Tweedles. We don't allow hunting on our 70 acres of land. At least there are some safe havens in the world.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dearest Tweedles, it makes us very sad to hear about Peaceful. Your words for your friend are beautiful
love and hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear about your friend Peaceful. You sure gave her a wonderful poem to remember her by.

dw said...

Oh Tweedles! I'm so sorry your friend was taken like that. I do have a picture of her in my heart, thanks to your wonderful words. *hugs*

Karen and Riley

Mary Ann said...

This was a beautiful post!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful Tweedles. When Benny left us, you said he was a butterfly. Now when we see one and it flys close to us, we know it's him
Lily & Edward

Chfnman said...

I'm so sorry Little One. Man and Nature do not always understand one another as they should. I want to pick up your spirits, please go to and read his latest entry about a surprise visitor they had. I think you will appreciate a family that "gets it."

Love, Gampy

Nanük said...

Soft husky wooooos my Tweedles furiend,


A Brit in Tennessee said...

So very sad Tweedles, I know she is a star shining brightly down on you.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

So very sorry Tweedles. Bears are allowed at the bridge too as long as they are loved and Tweedles was loved.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A most beautiful and special post for precious "Peaceful." You've mourned her loss, and feel it, that's what makes you and your Mom's both so special. Peaceful will always be remembered here, and in the hearts of those like me who are feeling the sadness at this loss with you... Remember to keep finding the beauty in your world. Don't let the tragic end of "Peaceful" take away the spirit and beauty so many have found and see in their world because of you.

When I return home this evening, I'll send our magic bubbles to your world to keep it safe and let the peace return. Don't lose your voice in the sadness....

NanaNor's said...

Dear Tweedles, What a lovely, yet sad, tribute to Peaceful! We are sorry she was taken from your world, but know she would want you to remember her spirit of Peace. It is so hard losing those we care about. Sending you big hugs and lots of love.
Noreen & Hunter

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is so very sad, Tweedles. Peaceful must truly be loving your beautiful memorial to her. You are so sweet and loving and caring - humans could learn a lot from you.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Anonymous said...

we are sad for such a loss......Be at peace with her Tweedles for all of us! Hope her cubs grow up alright!

The Mad Scots

KB said...

I'm so sorry Tweedles. I have bears here that I love but I can't protect them from humans. I wish I could. I wish that Peaceful were still with you. Perhaps one of her cubs will become a new forest friend for you. My sympathies and hugs.

suzanneberry said...

So beautifully written my sweet girl. i am in tears as i write this. why do people just kill. my heart is breaking for you and the cubs and Peace. i don't understand. i am so so sorry my sweet one. she is fine though, she is with you.

Ziggy Stardust said...

Tweedles, my heart hurts for you and I am so sorry about your sweet pal Peaceful. I am crossing paws for you and for all your pals out there who will miss Peaceful. It is so hard to say goodbye to our pals. I am here for you Tweedles and am gonna close my eyes and dream we are together, holding paws.

Loveys your Sasha

Gracie and Bobbi said...

Awe... I'm so sorry, Tweedles. What a sweet friend you are and such a nice tribute to Peaceful!

Murphy said...

This was beautifully written even though it is a very sad thing.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Marg said...

Oh that is so sad. Poor Peaceful. All animals have a right to live. Bad hunters. We sure are sorry and very sad that Peaceful is gone. Tweedles you have a great week end.

Wyatt said...

We are sorry about your friend 'Peaceful'....sending hugs.

Wyatt and Stanzie


you spoke so eloquently for Peaceful, we are so sorry your forest lost one of it's friends. One never understands the ways of the Forest. We just must accept the good and the bad and know another soul will be added to the great Sky above.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry, Little Tweedles. It's so sad that these gentle little fur folks leave this earth too soon and under circumstances that are not natural. Your words are so sweet. Kisses....