In a Dolphin’s Eye

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Do you know that dolphins are gentle mammals?

Do you know poachers still butcher them?

Do you know they are highly sociable, highly intelligent?

Do you know they touch the souls of the sick and can heal them?

Do you know they have saved humans from drowning?

Do you know, despite cruelties done to their kind,, they still like us?

If you know this . . .you won’t be able to read this poem . . .

 

 

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In a Dolphin’s Eye

 

 

In a dolphin’s eye,

I saw ancient mysteries

of the deep unfold,

         regret that swam

         in his retina pools

weeping through my veins.

 

In a dolphin’s eye,

I felt oceans recede

to polluted tides

         from where he lived

         in once foam-free waves

seeping through his gills.

 

In a dolphin’s eye,

I heard distant chants –

songs lost to man,

         ones he sang

         his gifts from the sea

before poachers stopped listening.

 

In a dolphin’s eye,

I saw his murderers,

the ship that took him

         the men that cut him

         leaving his eyes

to tell the Story.

 

 

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© Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf♫

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