Author: Raven Shadowborne © Feb. 6, 1998


My mind whirls with confusion
my heart heavy with grief

news of your passing

met with disbelief

slowly understanding..

realization dawning

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 with yours

On the wings of angels may you forever soar

Farewell, My Lord..you will be with me



The 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.

With 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.

This 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


It 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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