Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For Richie

I'm Still Here

Friends, please don't mourn for me

I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, friends, I'm everyplace!
Author Unknown

Run free sweet Richie...
Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae


  1. Another bright star in the sky. Run free Richie.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  2. Beautiful poem. And ever so true. Sorry to hear about Richie. May he run free always.

  3. What a beautiful tribute. Run free, Richie.

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  4. A lovely poem and consolation for the family.

  5. What a beautiful poem, Maggie Mae. We're so sorry to hear about your friend. We wish we had gotten to know him.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Beautiful, Maggie Mae. We are all very sad to about the passing of Richie. He is happy now with sweet little Molly. Hugs to his family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Beautiful words!
    We are so sorry about your friend.

  8. Woof! Woof! Very Sweet poem ... Golden Thanks, for sure Richie's family appreciates it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  9. What a beautiful poem. Beautiful....!

    pawhugs, Max

  10. {{{{SIGH}}}} This was soooo grrreat. I feel a bit better. THANK YOU!!!

  11. I'm so sorry, Maggie Mae. Have lots of fun at the Rainbow Bridge, Richie! There's squirrels to chase, lots of friends to play with, and you'll never feel sick or tired. :(

  12. Oh, Maggie... that was beautiful!

  13. That's lovely! I sure miss Richie!

    Your pal, Pip

  14. That was beautiful....RIP Richie!

  15. Maggie Mae we are sure Richie and his family are smiling after reading this beautifu peom!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  16. What a beautiful poem. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  17. Beautiful poem for Richie. He's loved.

  18. that is a lovely poem, Maggie Mae.

    A great tribute to Richie!

  19. What a beautiful poem. Sorry to hear about the loss of Richie. :(

  20. Such a beautiful poem and so sad about dear Richie, our thoughts are with his family.

  21. Such a sweet poem. :)
    ~Milly and Shelby

  22. That is a beautiful poem sweet Maggie Mae~
    Anakin Man
    me sissys (especially Josie) send loves

  23. That was beautiful and touching. Thanks Maggie Mae.

  24. This was Most Beautiful, Maggie Mae. We're all sure missing our furend, aren't we?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  25. Hey Maggie Mae.
    Wow, what an amazing poem. Very, very sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Grr and a Mournful Woof,
    Sarge, COP