Today, a venomous stingray took you away
To an ocean of peace -
So I am deeply saddened of you,
And will continue to miss !
You indulged yourself and life
In dangerous animals’ game -
With an irrepressible, effervescent personality,
And propelled to the global fame !
You stalked lions, faced off with snakes,
And wrestled the crocodiles -
To convey the message of conservation,
While putting the global face on smiles !
Your untimely death is tragic,
And truly a global loss -
’Cause your desperate love of snakes
And lizards tells who’s is the boss !
You are the wiper of crocodile tears,
And will remain under global view -
While your didactic shows will thrive
On TV with color and hue !
You will inspire us, Steve, from heaven,
As an impetus for actions -
And pave the way of conservation tales
Among believers and factions !
Now I pray to God for peace
To you, your family, and Nation -
And join the world on such a tragedy,
Echoed from air, ocean, and your passion !