This site is dedicated in loving memory to two giant green iguanas, Cabal and Pandora, who were unable to escape the house fire that destroyed our entire house on the 11th of June 1999.

REQUIEM: Cabal by Syrena

Scales so green with flecks of black;
eyes so bright and inquisitive.
A line of spikes ran down your back
to the tip of your long tail.

Cabal you were a great ig
though you were a brat.
In the last years you'd grown so big
and you made me proud.

Why did this have to happen?
Who did we upset?
I'll remember you as you were then,
and I will never forget you.
REQUIEM: Pandora by Syrena

Pandora of the bulging eyes.
An iguana of the highest esteem.
Never taking crap from Penelope.
Dreaming iguana dreams on Odysseus' tail.
Often you were temperamental, yet you never tried to bite.
Racing to the food dish, trying to eat your housemates.
A life lost from this world but never forgotten.
Untitled, Unknown Author

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep,
I Am Not There,
I Do Not Sleep.

I Am A Thousand Winds That Blow,
I Am The Diamond Glints On Snow,
I Am The Sunlight On Ripened Grain,
I Am The Gentle Autumn Rain.

When You Awaken In Morning's Hush,
I Am The Swift Uplifting Rush,
Of Quiet Birds In Circled Flight,
I Am The Soft Star That Shines At Night.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Cry,
I Am Not There,
I Did Not Die.
Untitled, by Ashley

When somebody dies, a cloud turns into
an angel, and flies up to tell God
to put another flower on a pillow.
A bird gives the message back to
the world, and sings a silent prayer
that makes the rain cry. People disappear,
but they never really go away.
The spirits up there put the sun to
bed, wake up the grass, and spin the
earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you
can see them dancing in a cloud during
the day-time, when they're supposed
to be sleeping. They pain the rainbows
and also the sunsets and make
waves splash and tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen to
wishes. And when they sing windsongs,
they whisper to us, don't
miss me too much. The view is nice
and I'm doing fine.