I’m certainly no poet but this came to me as I was looking at the photos I took yesterday while visiting the new Austin Aquarium (which you can see in the slideshow below). I wrote this poem in honor of all the animals held in public aquariums:
Gliding through waters unfamiliar,
The ripples not like those in the sea.
How I yearn to be free from captivity.
The aquarium apparently my new home
How I despise these rocks I now roam.
I see them looking through the glass
Smiling, admiring, then walking away,
One after the other, day after day.
I have to rely on the Angels who see
To watch over us, only they hold the key.
Unless you are here to set me free?