LSU’s beloved tiger mascot, Mike VI, died Tuesday, and fans continue to pay their respects.
People have chosen to pay tribute to the tiger in many ways. But this one may be the most touching.
On LSU fan message board Tigalaya.com, user “Northshore Mom” shared this poem written by an anonymous LSU fan that had been making the rounds on Facebook, in which every member of the SEC West pays their respects:
LSU sighed the day Mike died, and stood there in silence with a tear in our eye.
The 12th man stood there and bowed his head, and prayed for safe journey of our beloved dead.
Rebels took a knee and the Bulldogs howled, knowing they would miss Ole Mike’s growl.
Razorbacks stomped and shook their head when they heard the news that Ole Mike was dead.
The War Eagle flew and started to soar, and looked at LSU, ’cause he could see Mike no more.
Big Al was tough, but silently cried. And there was a calm in that old Crimson Tide.
Time heals the heart, but love does it best. We will miss you forever….
Signed…… The Men and Women of the West…..
SEC. SEC. SEC.