An Angel Named Riley


Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro


A relyric of the song “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell, words and music by Jimmy Webb


Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance, or to my pathetic singing attempt.





This is an epitaph for Riley,


Daughter of the Maxwell clan.


Taken oh so young,


'Twas Our Father’s greater plan.



And as we look down at her body.


A life cut short of it's prime.


Know an angel named Riley


Is doing just fine.





The Good Lord called her home in summer.


With the full moon aglow.


Wish there were times for nursery rhymes


And rocking to and fro.



As we live on with her memory.


She communes with the divine.


Yeah, an angel named Riley


Is doing just fine.





Let's be glad for time together.


In our heart we will enshrine.


And an angel named Riley


Is doing just fine.


The End


Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2013.  All rights reserved.



The Gary and Barbara Maxwell family of Destin, Florida via Colleyville, Texas (L to R) are Thomas, Sydney, Jessica, Barabara, Gary, with Morgan (holding Riley), and A.J. of Colorado.


Keywords:  Poems about loss, Poetry about infant death, Poems about SIDS, Poems about angels, verses about family.