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orcas dream…for tilikum and all the tilikums out there

January 16, 2017

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Source My Heart
By Karen Lyons Kalmenson

orcas dream

we dream of oceans,
not swimming pools.
where we can live by
our own,
not human
we dream of our pods.
our unbreakable bonds,
that spread over the seas,
and far beyond.

across the bridge, there is a room
for the forever lost and majestic
a space where he and others like him
can at last swim free.
safe and far from the inhumane
in humanity.
we mourn your loss yet this
we know,
your suffering is now over.
you are where angels go.
rest in peace
while we here on
the earth below.
fight for those in

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Karin permalink
    January 16, 2017 12:09 pm

    Beautiful poem. He is free now, of the tormented life he was forced to live.

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 16, 2017 12:11 pm

      It is incredibly beautiful, I agree.

      Liked by 1 person

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        January 16, 2017 12:21 pm

        Thank you Stacey. We hope that one day poems of joy will be written

        Liked by 1 person

        • January 16, 2017 12:27 pm

          Thank you, my dear. (Can you see your wonderful picture? It’s in the post code as it should be, but it’s not showing on my browser.)

          Liked by 1 person

          • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
            January 16, 2017 12:40 pm

            No. Cannot see the pic


    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      January 16, 2017 12:20 pm

      Thank you Karin. Let us hope this tragedy is the last of its kind

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Lynne Koenigsberg permalink
    January 16, 2017 12:14 pm

    beautiful poem Karen ~ post on SeaWorld’s fb page

    Liked by 2 people

  3. January 16, 2017 1:05 pm

    I fixed the picture, you should see it now, thank you for it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      January 16, 2017 1:14 pm

      You are so welcome and thank you


  4. January 16, 2017 4:39 pm

    So sad for Tilikum but death has given him freedom . Beautiful poem Karen x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. January 28, 2017 8:24 pm

    Beautiful and heartfelt poem, Karen. Thank you for speaking your voice for Tilikum and all the enslaved orcas who suffer and die needlessly for an egocentric society devoid of soul. It is time for humanity to awaken to the destruction of its ways, leaving the innocent in its wake. – Director, CRY OF THE INNOCENT: The Voices That Can’t Speak

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