Friday, June 11, 2010

A Love For Life!



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Hugo Simberg.  Finnish painter 1903


As a united force gets stronger
the dark clouds are gathering 
the skies blacken and crackle
the sound of rolling thunder
passes through my soul


Carried by darkened wings
brisk winds with a tempest force
bring bands of weeping angels
their tears send the skies a falling
I reach my hands up to the clouds
feathers fall from saddened angel wings,
engulfs my senses, moves me to tears.
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AP photo/Charlie Riedel, East Grand Terre Island, LA, 6/3/10

Darkened skies instill a desire in me
that echoes in the sky that is my mind
Secret  feelings remain hidden.
Bolts of lightning descend 
like tentacles from a storm-roiled sky
and shakes my spirit to the core
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Walking alone on a rain soaked path
waves pound the coastal shores.
The sounding breakers send an answer.
Mother nature bestows  her wisdom
that calms and nurtures my soul

One can sense a presence
to a life's sustaining ocean
of a love that is freely given,
not bound to any one person or thing
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Asking mankind to wear a coat of compassion
To Hold on to what is good,
and help and protect a life supporting planet.
After the tears - a gentle rain falls
in gratitude we wait for a new day to begin.

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Fin

Gulf Oil Spill: Saving those they can, part two

How you can help

BP is funding the rehabilitation of the birds and other wildlife, so donations sent will not be used directly to help the wild birds and animals affected by the Gulf oil spill.

However, your donations are very much needed, as always, by wildlife rehabilitation groups who work round the clock every year, especially in the spring and early summer, to save the lives of thousands of orphaned and injured birds and other wildlife. Sometimes their work goes unknown and unrecognized, and they are often short of funds.

If you’d like to remember the birds, turtles, dolphins and other innocent creatures who’ve lost their lives in the Gulf oil spill, a good way to do this would be to give to help other wild birds and animals:

For more on endangered species in the Gulf, click here.

For a New York Times story on the brown pelicans, click here.

To read part one of this series, click here.
 

19 comments:

  1. An awesome poem and the pictures WOW, out of this world well done on an excellent post.

    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Well, now that I wiped my eyes, I's say this was beautiful. We are killing the planet.

    yvonne

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  3. Sensational.
    Both the poem and the pictures Joanny.
    One compliments the other.
    Costas

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  4. Beautiful and poignant, Joanny!

    Thanks for visiting my site as well. I am glad you enjoyed my work.

    Rhyme on!

    Tim Keeton
    (Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

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  5. Amidst this terrible tragedy, we still have hope for a better world - a world where humanity, as a collective force, finally accepts its mistakes and works to protect its only home. A beautiful, powerful, emotional and excellently written poem, Joanny.

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  6. Amidst this terrible tragedy, we still have hope for a better world - a world where humanity, as a collective force, finally accepts its mistakes and works to protect its only home. A beautiful, powerful, emotional and excellently written poem, Joanny.

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  7. Glad to see you back, with full forces of poetry,
    wow,
    what powerful words,
    perfect post!

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  8. So touching and so much how my heart feels too... I am so sad. Thank you for these donations links. I will do whatever I can to help save our dear surviving animals. Thank you for this post. You are an Angel~
    XO

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  9. an excellent post, joanny! the power and drama of your words was almost overwhelming...this is such a tragedy and you gave it wings!

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  10. thank you. the pain I feel when I see birds covered in oil on the nightly news is immeasurable. This is a beautiful poem, Joanny. I hope every reader does something to help and that we as a society wake up and start taking care of this earth. my best-c

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  11. this meant so much to me, thank you.

    i gave you one of my weekly awards, come by anytime to collect it.

    blissings to you!

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  12. this one broke my heart...those pics...they make me sick in the pit of my stomach...and fear what is next if we do not change our ways...

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  13. I came from the Goddess,a nd she was right. This is a beautiful post. I am putting you under the sunset in my sidebar.

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  14. The pictures of the birds are heartbreaking. What a bloody world we make.

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  15. Terrible, terrifying... but your post is terrifically good! (Different reading on BP's website.)

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  16. Your poem is like a reflection of my soul right at the moment. There is a sad feeling, an aching for answer, and a search for peace in me..Just beautiful, Joanny!

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  17. I love the flow of the pictures as your words tell the story! Sad event beautifully written!

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