mind whirls with confusion
my heart heavy with grief
news of your passing
met with disbelief
as the words echo in my mind
never again will I hear the voice I knew so well
your words of wisdom now lost to my soul
my mind recalls the past
your words, laughter and tears
As we loved each other through the years
remembering our time together
Lessons you taught, so sorely needed
Love you gave..uncompromised..unimepeded
Trust we shared..so strong and true
The bond we forged..through all life's trials
recalling the good things you wrought
the growth we achieved
our lives enriched by each other's deeds
You were my mentor, lover, confidante, and friend
You were my strength, joy, love and peace
You completed my soul as no other could
You taught me things I never understood
Cleared old confusions, opened new doors
Showed me the way to attain my dreams
Not blind to my faults, you accepted my all
Quieting your demons, as you soothed mine
easing the wounds left untouched by time
Sitting here now
my heart filled with loss
tears silently falling
As I struggle to find those final words of goodbye
A single black rose, a piece of my soul, now rests
On the wings of angels may you forever soar
Farewell, My Lord..you will be with me
above was written as my final goodbye to my mentor, known in LnR as MastrRick
and once as TxGntlmn. He passed away on January 18, 1998. He was a man
of high honor and strong convictions. He was friend to many. Never held
his opinions and was protective of those he called friend. Fiercely loyal
to those he loved.
over 16 years of experience in BDSM real life, he taught many in LnR improtant
lessons on trust, honor, committment and what a D/s relationship means.
He also taught many of his tricks of the trade to those who wished to
know. With a risque sense of humor and a wonderful zest for life and fun,
he brought much laughter to those around him. Brightening the days of
those who sorely needed it. He was always willing to listen to those with
problems, though never pulling any punches and clearly stating things
as he saw them.
page is dedicated to the memory of Rick and meant as a tribute to his
life. Please feel free to email me with comments about Rick and
I will gladly quote them on this page.
FEB. 19, 1998
is hard to believe that you are gone...
but, gone you are...
I shall miss your gentle touch,
Your kind and loving ways..
You touched my heart in my time of need..
You made me smile..
you taught me trust..
You showed me how to feel again..
The world will be a little emptier now..
but, it will go on..
I will always remember you...
For you touched my heart!
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