|Though I never knew River, he was so great.|
Movies, music, whatever he did he was great at,
most at being himself he was never afraid to
stand up for his beliefs and just be
the River Phoenix we all know.
When I heard he had died
I didn't know what to think,
my mind was blank and confused
I was so upset and I still am
after all these years.
I hurt less and less each day
but I will never not hurt,
that is how much power he has in me
because I did not know River Phoenix,
but he will always be in my heart
as the perfect guy.
|Annie Straub - Blacksburg, Virginia,
December 30, 2000