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  Resolution
by Charles B. Neff
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Our family was in Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica for New Year's Eve, We wanted to see the endangered Leatherback Turtles who return each year only to Playa Grande to lay their eggs. There used to be hundreds returning. This year they expected forty. The turtles did not came back while we were there to look at them. But a poem washed up on the shore.


 

                 Resolution
 
The turtles didn’t arrive
     last night
As they’ve done for millennia
     to lay their eggs.
Why did they stay away?
     Was it the full moon?
The ocean warming? Poisons
     we pour into their home?
We wanted to share the Eve
     with the leather-backed ladies,
Largest of their kind,
     determined to survive.
Anticipation began to deflate
     into disappointment,
Until a different kind of instinct
     took over.
Our offspring, eight girls
     and a boy,
Made up raucous games to play,
     found each other.
Their infectious laughter,
     lighter than air,
Lifted thoughts and spirits
     of those who could listen.
And isn’t that the way it is
     everywhere?
Daily news and events seem dire,
     oppressive,
But life finds release
      in youthful spontaneity.
We all wish we could fix the world
     and we must try.
Yet happiness has worth.
     The kind that’s not for sale,
That finds a way out
     when the time is right,
And even at times when frowns
     say otherwise.
Despite our efforts much change
      is not for the better.
Still, once in a while, we get lucky,
     really lucky:
Love and hope and glee
     emerge whooping
And the turtles, drifting
     in the dark ocean,
Feel the vibrations, stronger
     than the moon, and know
That for all that is wrong,
     something right lives on.
 
 
 
 
Charles B. Neff
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
New Year’s Eve, 2011

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/14/2012
I AM GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SPITE OF THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF NOT SEEING THE TURTLES. SOMETIMES IT TAKES SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO HAPPEN TO REMIND US TO LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE...AND ALL ITS BLESSINGS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/5/2012
A unique and inspiring reflection!
Reviewed by Richard Goodship 1/5/2012
Well said Charlie.

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Fractured Legacy

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Dire Salvation

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Hidden Impact

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