who rescued a girl when her boat went awhirl
in a tropical storm which had forced her to bail
from the ship when she suddenly tripped on the sail’s starboard furl.
of humanity’s selfishness, power and greed.
She grieved for long weeks, with tremendous disgust
for the avarice causing the death of her seed without need.
holding hope that all people would learn to respect
life as sacred. She’d weep for our failure to leap
into loving awareness–the attitude fairness expects.
for true love can’t be bought. The way they might learn is by turn of example. This cannot be taught. She searched for a chance to ignite blazing truth in soul’s urn.
till fury abated, and then set right out
full of passion for kindness. “I’m sure it is fated–
my mission won’t fail,” she said bowing her head. “I’ve no doubt”.
and zoomed to the starboard side, hoping to help.
She noticed the girl bravely struggle, then slip.
She thought, I must aid her – she’ll get herself tangled in kelp.
the girl cried and prayed, “Please God, don’t let me die!”
Our whale came up gently below her. “Ride me,”
she said with a nudge. “Climb aboard, and to safety I’ll fly.”
our whale set her down a few yards from the shore.
I hope this young human will now understand: compassion’s the cure,
“I’m not in a mind now to leave you behind.”
Then, bowing her head so their eyes weren’t apart,
she whispered, “I think that your help was divinely designed.’
said the whale with a smile as she batted an eye.
“For humans are needing a huge, healthy shove
before they can grasp that we all are related,
and why our giving up greed is essential for all
of creation’s survival. Not one thing will thrive
if we dare not to care -we shall all share the fall,
and also it’s possible nothing alive will survive.”
Can I help?” And the whale smiled with tears in her eyes.
“Please talk to your people, write poems, sing songs
and communicate truth, while removing the guises of lies.”