The Elegy of Steve Erwin
A family, left fatherless-
Because you were a man, too fearless to save yourself
Taken so quickly by something you loved
Stabbed where your love poured out.
left to remind the world of your brave spirit
When she came, your daughter,
You shared your love with her,
Teaching her the way of the wild
And sharing your free spirit.
You inspired her,
She wears your grin, wide as the ocean, (Simile)
Your joy, pure as the driven snow. (Simile)
Adventures called out your name, (Personification)
And because you chose to listen,
You saved the lives of so many creatures.
You were insanely talented, you know.
You could hold a venomous snake,
And as it whips back its neck, with wild eyes, ready for attack,
You could catch it, and bring it peace.
Every crocodile, koala, kangaroo, you name it-
You were there for them.
A heart of gold- (Metaphor)
Selfless and courageous.
You'd save a crocodile
How silly were you,
And yet, a genius kind of brave.