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Steve Irwin - an Aussie tribute

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This from an Aussie "modern day poet" Rupert McCall


Endless visions fill my head - this man - as large as life

And instantly my heart mourns for his angels and his wife

Because the way I see Steve Irwin - just put everything aside

It comes back to his family - it comes back to his pride

His animals inclusive - Crikey - light the place with love!

Shine his star with everything he fought to rise above

The crazy-man of Khaki from the day he left the pouch

Living out his dream and in that classic 'Stevo' crouch

Exploding forth with character and redefining cheek

It's one thing to be honoured as a champion unique

It's one thing to have microphones and spotlight cameras shoved

It's another to be taken in and genuinely loved

But that was where he had it right - I guess he always knew

From his fathers' modest reptile park and then Australia Zoo

We cringed at times and shook our heads - but true to natures call

There was something very Irwin in the make up of us all

Yes the more I care to think of it - the more he had it right

If you're going to make a difference - make it big and make it bright!

Yes - he was a lunatic! Yes - he went head first!

But he made the world feel happy with his energetic burst

A world so large and loyal that it's hard to comprehend

I doubt we truly count the warmth until life meets an end

To count it now I say a prayer with words of inspiration

May the spotlight shine forever on his dream for conservation

My daughter broke the news to me - my six year old in tears

It was like she'd just turned old enough to show her honest fears

I tried to make some sense of it but whilst her Dad was trying

His little girl explained it best she said "The crocodiles are crying"

Their best mate's up in heaven now - the crocs up there are smiling!

And as sure as flowers, poems and cards and memories are piling

As sure as we'll continue with the trademarks of his spiel

Of all the tributes worthy - he was rough.but he was real

As sure as 'Crikey!' fills the sky

I think we'll miss ya Steve.goodbye

post #2 of 6
That's a wonderful tribute.
post #3 of 6
That is really sweet. I think the animal kingdom has suffered a huge loss, and my heart breaks for his wife and children. But his father said, if he had to lose his son, at least it was doing something that he truly loved and believed in...
post #4 of 6
What a beautiful tribute to Steve
post #5 of 6
His little girl explained it best she said "The crocodiles are crying"
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Yes, it is really sad that Steve Irwin is gone. He certainly was a lunatic at times, but really cared about the animals. His family is certainly in shock, and my heart goes out especially to them, but also to all the animal lovers who welcomed him into their homes so often.

Rest in peace, Steve Irwin.
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