Opening my eyes for the very first time by my mothers side without a single crime The sun is shining I am playing We are sliding My mum is smiling I'm anticipating to explore the lands Without having to hold her hands Soon I’ll no longer be a pup Soon I’ll be all grown up
Suddenly I can hear sounds of laughter The noises started to scatter Bang bang bang They’re attacking her My own mother She protected me Pushing me to the sea To set me free Telling me to spree With no time to disagree The monsters didn’t want my mum They wanted me, to slit my throat But this time they’ll return to their boats Without my warm white coat
Five, ten, fifteen minutes go by I’m getting low on air supply I’m afraid to see what above I wish everything could just be undone Gasping for one more breath Circled by all their deaths Feeling as though I’m about to drown Whiles fleeing this crazy battle ground
My arms are getting heavy I don’t think I’m quite ready My legs are starting to burn I don’t know where to turn Swimming as fast as I can without thinking I find myself trapped in this thick green netting I don’t want to moan As I am not alone I wish this wasn’t real I think they want me for their meal
Unlike the others I mange to set my self free With this thick green netting all around me It’s weighing me down I don’t want to drown Five days go by everyday is a struggle Swimming around stuck in this rubble You are destroying my home With no safe place to rome Up to 200 species extinct everyday There’s no time to delay 5 of my kind are endangered It’s time to make changes!
By Coco 07
I am an Au Pair inspired by an 11 year old. We wrote this poem together to create more awareness on the cruelty we are causing. Together we can make a difference!