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Steve Irwin - Crocodile Hunter

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Oh, what a larrikin he was,
half boy, the other half a unicorn,
that sunburnt, smiling face
a wardrobe of bland regulation
and shining eyes that asked
unwritten questions of each bird,
and snake and of all crocodiles,
demanding answers from their souls
and speaking words of unknown depth
to all just for the pleasure of their company.
And when I shook your hand that day
you talked a while, and then you turned,
you had a date of true significance
just waiting for you, in another world.

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kskdnj sajn 04 September 2006

Loved the tribute Sherbert... Very cool. 'I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.' - Steve Irwin

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Raynette Eitel 04 September 2006

This is a remarkable tribute to a trluly remarkable young man, Herbert. Those who 'speak' to the wild animals are perhaps half unicorn indeed...and your poem expresses the 'other world' part of his nature. Raynette

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Brian Jani 05 June 2014

Herbert i like this one keep it up

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Tailor Bell 04 September 2006

your last lines...so powerful. a fitting tribute to a man who, despite his naysayers, was involved in environmental awareness and our impact on it. -Tailor B.

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Ernestine Northover 04 September 2006

This was such sad news Herbert, having braved all that he had, to die that way was so callous some how. A wonderful poem about the man, and a great tribute to his memory. Love Ernestine XXX

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Gina Onyemaechi 04 September 2006

A warm, solemn, and respectful tribute. And what absolute sad news! Oh, his poor children, wife...

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Linda Ori 04 September 2006

Wonderful tribute, Herbert - did you actually meet him? Some people just have a knack for slipping the bonds into other times and other kingdoms, in this case. Nice read...........thanks! Linda

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