Set Them Free

Caught a snowflake in a glass jar

Tried to save it all alone

From its life I took it so far

Did the same with flesh and bone


Took an Orca from its family

Put it in a sideshow hall

Hoops and balls instead of living free

At night you hear its mournful call


A life of beauty treated badly

Endless circles day and night

And then when it reacts so madly

Our families run in fear and fright


We should learn now from our children

They see the pain in Orca’s eyes

"They should all be free now Daddy"

"I don’t want to see them die"


Their future lies with you and me

It won’t hurt to let them go

Bars and cages should not ever be

We’ve learnt now all we need to know


Put the mammals back into the sea

We don’t need to see the show

All they need in life is to be free

A peaceful world where they can grow



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