William Snape

Power of Sense

 

I.

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The author, Bill Snape, in Arizona

The struggle to hear

Means understanding

Petty platitudes

On what we should fear

 

The loss of species

Society please

Stop fellow critters

From falling off trees

 

Don’t get endangered

Don’t be beleaguered

Are you listening

Or fake glistening

 

Dare to be different

Risk chance of glory

Define own beauty

Proudly tell a story

 

Open eyed beauty

Backyard loyal doves

Sing lose miasma

Embrace inner love

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Bill Snape at the Jersey Shore

II.

Breaking free of past

Respecting what lasts

Grasping a feint heart

Ready from the start

 

Destiny unknown

Fate quite perilous

Some cannot atone

Mysterious bliss

 

Journey far and wide

Stretch arms like the tide

Meander the stream

Build up your best team

 

Learn age-old secrets

Cancer cures in sharks

Medicinal chow

Air of song sparrow

 

See colors of birds

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Bill Snape in Kentucky

Smell many bears’ turds

Touch carcass’ girds

Taste the ancient herds

 

III.

Statute represents

Needed protections

Cost of hoity risks

Bittersweet moments

 

Bats are going bye

Losing an order

Seems so very sad

Military border

 

Hiking on the prowl

Thinking ‘bout that owl

Learning big defense

Without large offense

 

Fabric of shared life

Providing so much

Common tragedy

Wasting it for cush

 

Life conservation

Great conversation

Stop insanity

Join immediately

 

Bill Bison Snape, 2013

World Deaf Swim Coach of the Year, 2011; Board Member, United States Deaf Swimming, 2006-present

Gallaudet University Head Swim Coach, 2004-2012; Conference Coach of Year, 2007, 2011, and 2012

 Bison