My Aquarium Visit: Who Knew It Would Spark a Poem

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?

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6 thoughts on “My Aquarium Visit: Who Knew It Would Spark a Poem

  1. WOW, Good pictures.. Very good poem.. You sure have a gift for writing… P.S. I never saw a String rays face before.. It looks so gentle.. Cute face… Keep up the good writing.. Love you and miss you…. Later Mom

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  2. How beautifully you minister to animals through your words. Those words give them voice — a voice silenced when they are held captive to entertain man who lines his pockets with dollars collected at their expense. I ever hold a vision if their safe return to their rightful home.

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