Once he was in the ocean, free to swim

His fin upright, almost to touch the sky 

Never thought the future could be so dim 

Yet swam for miles, he never once was shy

Life in the sea was promised never cease 

But once his guard was down, the promise died

His freedom gone and now he’s lost his peace 

Taken from his home, no way to decide 

His life, if it could even be called one

Confined to a small pool, no way to hide 

So many eyes each day, the devil won

Dear Tilikum could not just stay aside 

His anger brought his once beautiful life 

To end as though he had committed crime 

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