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Author Name: FreeBarbara D. 18 Comments
Date Added: July 12, 2008 18:07:37 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Beyond, In Memory of Richard Flores
The night sky has come alive
Winged wonders flit and flash
The twinkling of fireflies
Outshine the stars, at last
Darkness is the backdrop
For an expansive stage of air
Beyond, Richard Lionheart
Is dazzled by the flare
Quick little gleams, then many more
Make their brief appearance
Hundreds join, thousands shine 
Crowded, without clearance

He knows the million flying lights
Are seen by a precious few
He is aware that on the earth
His light has gone out too
Yet Lionheart is all aglow
A grin from ear to ear
"Where have all the fireflies gone?"
His question answered, here
Author's Notes:
~For Lionheart, written in rhyme because he loved this style.~
It is a dark day for all who loved him. He will be greatly missed by many.
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Comment By: FreeBrooklin on November 10, 2008 10:00:48 PM Report

How did I miss this one!! This is beautiful. I know he is so proud.

he is still here with us, watching over us and I know he has that

beautiful smile on his face. I still miss him so much.



Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on September 22, 2008 11:08:11 PM Report
A beautiful tribute and so true to Richard's character and charm.  I have only recently learned of his passing and in me is left a huge hole.  We spoke not two days before he passed, ahhh. who knew?  It was a wonderful conversation. *smile*  as I reacall.

This is beautifully written with Richard in mind.  Thank you for this. ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 31, 2008 06:04:31 PM Report
A fitting tribute to a man who never had anything but positive things to say about the world he lived in..See ya on the other side, buddy...len
Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on July 21, 2008 11:51:20 PM Report
Such a beautiful write that surely would touch his heart  He was kind and warm and will be terribly missed by all of us. Yes "where have all the fireflies gone?" his question answered here. So touching and moving. I was proud to know him as friend.


Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on July 15, 2008 05:29:49 PM Report
Beautifully done - I have seen a firefly only once - In France. Was Richard documenting the decline of fireflies in Texas? In any case you used the imagery very well.





Comment By: FreeAdri on July 15, 2008 02:48:57 AM Report
Beautiful and so sad at the same time. He will be missed. 
Adri x

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on July 15, 2008 12:00:21 AM Report

Beautiful, gentle and tender write Barbara. He will be very missed. Joe

Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on July 13, 2008 06:34:38 PM Report
Barbara, this is just beautiful for the most beautiful man I have ever

met. He is missed terribly. I still cannot come to grips that he is gone,

that the phone will never ring again and I hear "Hello Lady." He was

certainly one of a kind. there will never be another SW~Lionheart, never.



Comment By: Freeb doneff on July 13, 2008 05:45:45 PM Report
Barbara, this was just so peaceful and full of genuine warmth.  He touched so many, is hard to believe.
This was truly, truly beautiful.

Comment By: FreeCeeCee on July 13, 2008 03:03:57 PM Report
Wonderfully written, Barbara.



Comment By: FreeAngel on July 13, 2008 09:45:36 AM Report
As the tears continue to flow I read on and a smile comes to my face knowing just how much this man was loved by all on CP and all over the world for his love spread wide to one and all.


Love to all his family and friends

Comment By: Freetom on July 13, 2008 01:43:38 AM Report
Magnificent dedication to a wonderful man father and friend Barbie

hugs kisses


Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on July 12, 2008 10:43:51 PM Report
Oh Barbara....this is so beautiful and I know he would love it to bits!

We all feel the loss of this dear soul that gave us so much.

~Cindy xo

Comment By: FreeGlata on July 12, 2008 09:24:11 PM Report
Just when I think I can't cry  another tear...I read this and there they are. I bet he's loving the glow of those little sparkling creatures.

He's going to  be so sorely missed...What a wonderful man, friend and confidante he has been to so many over the years here.

Love, tears and hugs...


Comment By: FreeHenry M. on July 12, 2008 08:33:41 PM Report
A beautiful dedication Barbara, I see by all of the dedications to him that he was a very popular man and he was a very talented poet as well.  Henry
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 12, 2008 07:04:12 PM Report
 As I have said so much today we all can not believe our dearest friend has left us .. We mourn  his passing most of us in shock  and just don't want to believe he will not be with us all daily... He told me the other day he was not feeling well  and I wondered then..
I sent him my love and big hugs  he was so a wonderful man with so love for nature...
Tonight as I set outside with my wine and splashing water fall pond I will watch to see if I see fireflies again tonight... If I don't see any they have flown away to be with him in Gods paradise ...
We will miss you Sir Richard...
Hugs and LOve ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 12, 2008 06:29:34 PM Report
The grief of all is tangeable Barbara. I salute a man of art and animal lover....

I do not / cannot believe he has gone...

He told me just a few days ago that we never leave..just return to nature...I know that he has...


Ali xxx


Comment By: FreeCathy on July 12, 2008 06:29:18 PM Report
All our hearts are saddened all our eyes filled with tears There will be a void here where his word are blank.  Beautiful dedication to a great friend your words will touch heart and prayers go out to his family and all here who love him and are grieving for his loss
.........sad and tearful Cathy


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