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Author Name: FreeFireHam 19 Comments
Date Added: July 15, 2008 10:07:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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For Richard Flores, Lionheart

To The Creative Poems Family


What an amazing response that was received from this effort!!!
Here is an update on what all has been accomplished:


Chelle has printed and laminated all of the dedication poems for Richard...  She will be mailing them to Richard's family soon...
She also told me that she will be airing a (LIVE) radio dedication on the internet for Richard soon...  Stay posted to find out the date, time and the web site to tune into...  She also said she will set up a private chat room for us to chat with each other during the broadcast...
She has done VERY well...  It was an honor she tells me but I still am very grateful for her time and effort!!!  Yall let her know how you feel too!!!
And thank all the people at Creative Poems for this outstanding gesture!!!


Respectfully, Fireham

Author's Notes:
My condolences to all who knew Richard as a friend or a loved one...
My poem dedication title: "Lionheart"
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Comment By: TrialJulie Freedman on July 19, 2008 11:06:53 AM Report
What more can we say than Thank you.

Julie Freedman

Comment By: FreeS on July 16, 2008 01:11:18 AM Report
never wrote one but sending my condolences to all those who were close to him

Comment By: FreeMonica on July 15, 2008 10:45:52 PM Report
Fireham you are a genius!!!! I was beginning to stress abit about how to capture all the dedications, poems etc. I'm not so familar with this site and have already lost track of so many wonderful submissions. Like my Sister :-) Gee said, thank you and Chelle so much for thinking of this.


if you haven't seen his obit - it can be seen at


Monica Flores Pierce

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 15, 2008 08:12:16 PM Report
 Goodness this is so strange what you request?? Two days ago I started printing off all the poems for Richard.... now you come up with the idea... Two great minds working together...
 I think it is a wonderful Idea... I live about 60 miles from Richard home... I know the family would love to have them all... I posted the first poem ...
My poem  ....Sir Richard ~*~ Lionheart
 All poems were with written from each poets heart
who all knew him and loved him there way...
Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeGee on July 15, 2008 07:02:34 PM Report
Dear Ham ,


Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

I still don't know what to say.....


My poem title :


For my Dad-Lionheart



Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on July 15, 2008 03:33:29 PM Report
One more idea (and it is just an idea...I am only trying to help here).....I did an album for a lady that lost her husband....On the background pages were his photos as I had described in my earlier comment...but on some of the pages for the background....I had his children, grandchilden, wife and sisters and brothers  write out briefly a "favorite" memory they had with the deceased.....some even remembered some of his advice to them in earlier years and such....and they signed their name to it.....That made beautiful backgrounds for some of the what I am suggesting is his family here at CP could send (by mail) to me their favorite memory, or a favorite photo, or advice that Richard shared with them (anything they fondly remember of him) and I could use those as backgrounds on the papers....anything that you care to share in memory of Richard.....If you need to contact me, you can email me @ would be glad to share my phone # if need be. Remember, this is just an idea......I will be using (he loved his garden)......nature....poetry....quotes...there is just so much I could use with this. If i can help in any way.....I am here. But takes time to complete this project...but well worth the wait.


Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on July 15, 2008 03:12:14 PM Report
I would be delighted to print them off on a nice paper and on the paper I can put all his photos as a background...each sheet having a different photo of Richard and some of his art work that he sent to me...very lightly to where you can tell it is him and his art, but light enought that one can read the poem. I have a program here on my computer. If you think that is a good idea please let me know...I have done this work for many "scrap bookers" and for invitations, wedding and such. It is simply beautiful....Just let me know...I would be delighted to do it. I have been working on a scrapbook of Richard for his daughter Monica for 2 days will take me awhile to complete but it is gonna be well worth the wait....


My poems for Richard are titled:

1. Memories~Lionheart~"SW"

2. Lionheart~My "SW"

3. For Lionheart~Sunshine upon your heart

4. As I sit benrath the stars~For Lionheart

5. Heaven's artist~In loving memory of Richard Flores~"SW"


If I can be of help, just let me know.


Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on July 15, 2008 02:55:22 PM Report
This is a wonderful idea, I havent posted mine yet just havent had the strength to put it
all together, too much going on. Let me know please who I can send it too..Im back and forth
in Dallas every other week for my son's treatments.

Comment By: FreeAmy on July 15, 2008 01:39:06 PM Report
My Friend, The Flower

In loving Memory: To Richard

A Wink and a Smile


I think this is a wonderful idea..and thank you for coming up with it. ~Amy


**for anyone interested Richards obit is posted online and there is a guestbook to sign.


Comment By: Freejess on July 15, 2008 01:38:37 PM Report
This is a great idea....although I didn't get the chance to know him as well as everyone else here at CP, I have managed to read some of his poems....He was a great man who will be missed dearly....his presence here at CP has made an impact on so many of us...and was a blessing to everyone.


My poem is titled  In Loving Memory of Richard



Comment By: Freejohn carter on July 15, 2008 12:56:12 PM Report
My poem is called "To Richard" this is a good idea. There is a lot of love for Lionheart.


Comment By: FreeGlata on July 15, 2008 12:41:56 PM Report
Mine is "Farewell, Lionheart." I think this is a great idea, and you are a wonderful one to suggest this. There are  so many beautiful poems that have been dedicated to this much loved man...and I pray that they will bring peace and some joy to his family during this time of great loss.

Sending hugs and shedding tears....


Comment By: Freeb doneff on July 15, 2008 12:13:38 PM Report
PS. I would also be willing to compile them all.

Comment By: Freeb doneff on July 15, 2008 12:12:05 PM Report
My poem for Richard was called One More Star. This is a beautiful idea Ham. Whenever they are at a low point, perhaps it will help them some. 
I can only hope they have the strength this great man was composed of now, to help guide and comfort them in this sad, sad time. It is a time to draw  on our love, faith, and memories to endure.
His daughters meant the world to him. We can at least give them this small token for sharing him with us here.
Richard, it was a pleasure; an honor. And now, you live everywhere. Everywhere.
With Deepest Sympathy to Julie, Monica, and Tammy, and all the family. I am so sorry.
Barbie Doneff, known to him as Sap

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on July 15, 2008 12:00:09 PM Report
I'm happy to have my poem, "Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?" included in this project. I hope it will be a comfort to his family to know how well loved and respected Richard was by all of us. ML
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 15, 2008 11:42:36 AM Report
Hi Hammy

That is a lovely gesture and one that I am sure will be very much appreciated by his children and grandchildren too who are all hurting so much at this time.
A very kind thing.

My poems were The Moon Fell

and For You Richard which is actually a recitation of Kahlil Gibran because we shared a love of him.
I will send the mp3 separately if they want it. I already sent them the recording of The Moon Fell.
Now that Richard is no longer with us I feel it is befitting we honour his nearest and dearest. Thank you for this.

Ali x

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on July 15, 2008 11:34:42 AM Report
The dedication I wrote in his memory it titled: Beyond, In Memory of Richard Flores


Ham, may I suggest you ask Penny to do the printing and presentation. She was a very good friend of Richards and I know it would be a comfort to her to do this. Please consider it carefully. Thank you for this thoughtful and kind gesture, what a wonderful idea. Bless you!



Comment By: FreeCathy on July 15, 2008 11:18:40 AM Report
Sorry I forgot I wrote another one
....Cathy Sawyer: Fire Flies:  This Ones for Richard

Comment By: FreeCathy on July 15, 2008 11:00:39 AM Report
As far as I know India lives the closest to where Richard lives she might be the right one. This is an excellent idea

My heart is with the Richards family in the days to come and now for the loss is great I have lost my father and I know how hard it is for them. My prayers are with you also
...along with my hugs and love.
...Cathy Sawyer: My poem to your father is called Lionheart


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