No Echo

No echo
Responds to my call
Lone swan mourns

Dedicated to a sweet being with fur


As many of you know, I have a weakness for animals – specifically pups and kittens (no matter their age or size, they remain pups and kittens to me).   Now, I understand there are those who do not understand humans’ attachment to animals.  Nonetheless, there are those of us who are deemed caretakers or guardians.  We accept the role with determination to do what we think is best for our charges, irregardless of our emotional input or consequences.  That being said … in the long run, I am not sure who gains the greater benefit of this relationship, the rescue or the rescuer.

This year of 2012 has been a rough year for me in both the animal and human world.  Several very special friends have traveled their final spiritual journey; purposeful roles in life complete; wisdom and joy imparted.  Each sudden departure impacting me in a manner I least expected;  leaving an inheritance rich with many valuable lessons.

Once again, I wrestle with these valuable lessons and unexpected emotions.

Not long after I started blogging, I surfed through a set of cyber-doors meeting a charming fellow who immediately stole my heart with his expressions, wisdom and candor.   Although, I did not meet him in the physical aspect, I connected with him in the intuitive realm, where pure essence of one’s being resides without ego.   Sadly, yesterday, he crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge“.   This is a sacred time for his human guardians as they begin coping to life without this bundle of joyful fur.  As caretakers/guardians/”parents”, grief of losing a pet is as real as losing a human; sometimes, more astounding as we are accustom to the pet’s ever-constant presence and energy.  This vacuum is understood by a select few; resulting in more private and/or silent rituals of grief.  Only time assists in processing and adjusting to this transition.

I know without doubt, this handsome loving fellow was personally greeted by my most recent travelers, Tippy, Miss Magnolia and Ya-Ya!

…  “Sweet one”, a candle is lit for your journey.


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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9 Responses to No Echo

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    The loss of a little friend is hugely painful. You have written about it gracefully.


  2. shoreacres says:

    Nothing is lonelier than a creature who’s lost his or her mate – unless it might be a human who’s lost that constant presence. Thank you for writing about such losses with sensitivity and understanding.


  3. Becca, awww such is the journey of those wonderful four-legged friends who bring us such joy as they enter our lives. They stay with us healing our spirit always giving of their unconditional love…
    A beautiful tribute to your friend…….. Our animal kingdom do much to heal our world….


  4. Pat Cegan says:

    You continue to capture our hearts and sentiments with your powerful and loving poetry, BB. hugs, pat


  5. brudberg says:

    Full of emotions, like tears dripping from each word. Lovely


  6. beverley says:

    I am very much a kitty person and every time one leaves there is always another one waiting on my door step, wet, bedraggled, starving, forgotten, in they come. They claim a quiet corner until they are ready to explore the rest of the house, then they make themselves at home. In time they understand that food will always be there at the set times but love is there all the time.


  7. moondustwriter says:

    even the title speaks of the vast emptiness that death creates


  8. Green Speck says:

    That’s the sound of loneliness !!!


  9. Beautifully composed haiku ‘out of the box’-thinking … very well done.


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