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Full Text Of Dave Niehaus Poem From Saturday's Memorial

The Dave Niehaus memorial at Safeco Field on Saturday featured plenty of moving eulogies. Rick Rizzs’ emotional speech, Jay Buhner’s humor and the grace displayed by Niehaus’ children highlighted a touching ceremony. But it was a poem, on the back of the program, that stole the show.

Below, the full text of the poem, posted by Greg Johns on his blog, at

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am an acho in home run calls.
I am the flash of white on a well struck ball.
I am the sunlight on the outfield grass.
I am the powerful autumn home run blast.
When you jump up to a called streeeike three
I am there, yes you know me.
I am the sound of the broom after a three game sweep
Swung on and belted; I am the tears on your cheek.
Rye bread and mustard, salami abound
I am high above looking down.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. “My Oh My”