Ode To A Whale

Gentle giants of the deep,
for you and your famlies, I weep.
As the assassin of the seas comes to claim their prize,
you look on with fear in your eyes.
An explosive dagger strikes you from behind, and drags you along the vessel in a bind.
Finally, they pull you on board,
only to slice you with a sword.

They take what they need to change your fate,
but for you, my friend, you end up on a plate.
So say good bye to your children, your famliy and friends,
and hope that next year there'll be nothing to mend.

By Lisa Peden