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Steve Irwin 'The Crocodile Hunter' (In Memorial)Poetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
You are gone but not forgotten...
(CLEVELAND) - Marlin Perkins of Wild Kingdom, Jack Hanna, Joan Embery from the San Diego Zoo were mainstays enlightening us to the mores of the animal kingdom.
Today the channels are overwhelmed with croc this, gator that, snake here, tiger there, so on and so forth. And with this flooding of the airwaves, a phrase comes to mind, “often imitated but never duplicated.”
One individual still emerges as the, “king of the ant hill” if you will. You see, his personality brought a sense of human perspective in covering their world.
He made it more like a family gathering as opposed to a biology seminar. Steve Irwin was not in it for the money but for the love and safety of his extended siblings.
Alas, commercialism has taken over along with nonsense because now the people outshine the wildlife from the show(s) they are supposed to be about in the first place. You are gone but not forgotten.
Steve Irwin 'The Crocodile Hunter' (In Memorial)
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: email@example.com
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