They're, oh, so sad but, Oso strong
as people sing their funeral songs
in churches where they voice their faith
amid the loss they bear.
Not far from where they grieve the dead,
a host of tulips raise their heads
and trumpet hope amid despair.
Their fanfare calms our fear.
The Easter tune the tulips play
suggests a myst'ry underway.
Within the colored fields we see
a miracle displayed.
Those buried bulbs beneath the ground
(much like the bodies not yet found)
cannot be written off as gone.
In time they'll rise again.
* Not far from the devastated area where many lost their lives and homes in the mudslide, the world-renown Skagit Valley boasts some of the most beautiful tulip fields in the world.