The Dolphins swim from side to side,
Leap from the water, they seem to glide.
The Flying Fish, he does the same,
These lovely mammals are so tame.
The Porpoise bobs, then swims around,
They make a lot of funny sounds.
The old Whale just lays in the sun,
Watching over them while they have fun.
These lovely mammals in the sea,
Are very much like you and me.
They cry and cry when they get hurt,
Like when you fall down in the dirt.
Please let them live, do them no harm,
The ocean is a big fish farm.
So use it carefully, don’t be mean,
It’s sparkling clear when it’s so clean.
If we always help it look this way,
It won’t go brown, rot or decay.
The schools of fish all swim in vain,
They’re all part of the sea food chain.
So catch a couple, make your day,
Then the rest of them can swim and play.
The Crabs and Urchins, Dugong too,
Are all a part of natures zoo.
So care for them, do them no harm,
For they’re all a part of natures farm!
By Waldo Bayley, Bush Poet from Humpty Doo