Dolphin's Sad Smile
By Kenneth Cassar
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

Dolphin's Sad Smile
By Kenneth Cassar

Have you seen the dolphin at the marine park
Have you seen her smile, seen how she's smart
Have you watched her do her wonderful tricks
But have you stopped to think how she ended behind bricks

A sad story lies behind that misleading smile
A story of a cruel capture from the wild

Taken from her family, now she is confined
In that sterile pool her freedom is denied

The sea is to dolphins as the air is to birds
But in her prison pool her nature is reversed
Where in the wild she swims for hundreds of miles
In that prison pool she swims in circles till she dies


Return to Animal Rights Poetry