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A Truly Momentous Memory: Poem 77

Updated on March 4, 2013
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Do we really care for others?


How strong is love's power?

'A Truly Momentous Memory' is about friendship and about caring enough to love the life of another. In a few simple words the New Zealand poet Pearldiver, shows how powerful and unexpectedly beautiful the art of true friendship can be. Or perhaps, this is more about love, or faith, or hope and kindness, than it is about friendship. Actually, why don't you decide what the profound words of the poet are really saying, in this thought provoking short poem. Can the power of love really bring a creature or human back to life? Can true friendship exist between a wild thing and a person?

Do creatures remember a kindness given to them unconditionally? Are creatures really reincarnated into people and visa versa? Is it possible that we really don't know that much about ourselves, let alone other creatures? Should we care, if we only perceive the lives of other creatures as being of far less value to the world, than ourselves? Is it possible, that we could learn to appreciate, how much other living things, actually contribute to, the improvement and well being of our collective world? Is it possible? Think about it; what have you learned in your life, nature-wise and what have you taught your children? Do they really care?


Are we as a race, now so well evolved, that we no longer notice something so beautiful as a free and wild bird's song? Are we as a race, always going to be so arrogant as to believe, we are superior to creatures with no apparent ability, to spend their lives concerned about, designer products, internet traffic, social networking exposure, geek gossip along with, increasing poverty, health problems and expanding backsides? Please, get real people!

Would we just not be better of, overall, if we just ditched all the BS, got real and took time to genuinely care, if our friendships were mutual and something, almost as angelic, as a bird's song in the early morning, in your world, is no longer heard? Who are we becoming if we, don't even care enough to genuinely know how others feel, how others love, and why birds sing to those they trust, with their lives. Enjoy 'A Truly Momentous Memory,' enjoy this poem #77.

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Please... Enjoy this Poem # 77

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‘A Truly Momentous Memory'

Poem # 77.

I am sure, that throughout my life, I will always remember…

The last time I felt, the racing, frantic heartbeat of a fallen bird...

And how, all of its fears, just disappeared, in one last blink...

A beautiful life lost in my hands, a song no longer, to be heard.

“Throw it away!” others said, “It's just a bird!”

“Just a common, everyday thrush, I think!”

Yet I couldn't, I felt too sad and too numb, to feel that way

And then I realized, that her heart was still beating, now, oh so slow.

So, I just held her to my heart, to relax her, before, I let her go...

But I remember, when the sun came up, on this New Years Day

I remember, as it shone, so brightly, across my cluttered kitchen sink...

I felt a great pride, well up inside me, at least equal to its glow...

And the beauty, of my thrush's song, first heard, came into play

A truly momentous memory, of a friend, I'd like to think...

I wonder if, I protect and love her well, along the way…

Will she always remember, and will she sing to me, again, next Valentines Day...


* Words by Pearldiver *

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      Rob Welsh 2 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Gary, cheers for that, it was a true story and one that seemed almost like a thank you from a dazed thrush, I initially thought was dead. A happy ending that was quite moving, given it was also NY's day. Take care

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      Gary Malmberg 2 years ago from Concon, Chile

      '"But I remember, when the sun came up, on this New Years Day" I love this line! A story well crafted. Two thumbs yup.

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi DDE, thank you so much for your positive comments... I really appreciate it that you like my work... cheers for that... take care PD

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So beautifully expressed and shared with great emotions of nature

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hey Mary Lynn, Happy New Year... thank you for taking the time to think at the same depth of poem.. you are right, this piece was indeed more than just a plea to treat nature with respect... there was a very similar thread woven into the words to that you have pointed out.

      So I really do appreciate it when my poems are read in the manner they were written, deeply and following the flow as it winds along the banks of a subject, yet always set on finding the sea. It usually takes more than one reading to see what the river contains, rather than just seeing the river. So, I will happily accept what you found as being the testimony of your depth my friend.... enjoy this time of year and what it represents... take care.. PD

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      SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago thoughts as I read were a combination of gently holding and then guiding a humming bird to fly free again...and letting go of a loved one...and hearing her voice ... visualizing her beautiful smile as she was set free

      on another note...i think some will only read how to gently treat and respect nature...that same gentleness and respect holds true for how people should see, feel and treat each other...many of us have touched others but may not realize the depth...............

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi shiningirisheyes, thank you very much for that, and yes... I did have to ask that many questions, to support the statement that this was a thought provoking poem... hahaha.. I can't talk from the soul's perspective, but I sure can appreciate what nature represents in my world... and I guess, it all starts at home doesn't it? Happy New Year to you and take care of your heart this year... PD

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      We need to appreciate nature and cherish it as it does us. What a great soul you are.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Lily, thanks for that and the weirdo news... Oh.. is that why people cross the road to avoid me and geeks report me for being too direct, or why my first recollection of life was opening my eyes and finding myself in a basket, in sticky nappies, washed up on a beach? I have to say that no one else in my life has ever shared that news with me... and I thought it was because of my t-t-t-tick and vast knowledge of swear words!

      You know, talking to animals is far more prevalent than you think... and where I come from it isn't regarded as weird... Weird here is, when people talk to the back of their hands, or those who dig up their lawns at night, wearing pointy hats so they avoid sunburn! So thanks but, I'll raincheck on the club huh? Happy New Year... you take care

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Lizzie, thanks for that.. cheers, yes I had to publish this earlier than I expected, before those words actually appeared somewhere else on the net... at an earlier date... so now my earlier share is relevant.. nature always reaches out to humans and does so in so many ways that tend to be too subtle for most people. This occasion is factual. During my life I've always wondered why so many birds, horses, cats and albatrosses have reached out to me... I wonder if it's the way I walk?? Umm? ... Nah! It'll be something like a post-it note on my back and the way I walk! Enjoy your New Year... take care.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      That's exactly how I think too. I've held little owls, chickadees... I talk to them, so I suppose I'm a weirdo. We need more weirdos, agreed? Should start a weirdo movement,you and I. Then maybe we would not be the weirdos, but the ones that are not weird would be weirdos! Haha! Well done! lily

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      The friendship and love between man and nature is something very special, and the feeling is so over powering; and your words have captured it perfectly! very impressive..... Thanks for sharing.

      I am sure she will remember......

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Martin, thanks for that and yes.. momentously! Cheers for reading this piece... enjoy your new year mate... all the best.. PD

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      With sentiment like this.. your heart should be pleased. Thank you for this.