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Recent poems by
richard lloyd cederberg


• an aging man still searching...

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Recent poems by
richard lloyd cederberg


• an aging man still searching...

• trusting others...

• your boneyard...

• Without imitating self...

• Withdrawn...

• that morning along the mezzanine...

• a season of singing...

• Christmas (hope)

         more...
two in a skiff
By richard lloyd cederberg   

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Image is a pencil drawing by William (Willy) Cederberg - my beloved grandfather now deceased.

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Even though we are
surrounded by friends,
family -
detractors -
enemies -
encouragers -
instigators -
philanderers -
panderers -
demi-gods -
zealots -
fornicators -
wannabes -
doubters -
all those diverse characters that
make up the complex puzzle of
life and society … we still live
our lives, and walk out paths
SEARCHING for oneness and
peace within ourselves; an eternal
spirit temporary in failing flesh,
hoping -
creating -
applying what we know to our dreams, and
what we aspire to, to bless and enrich others.

This life,
like poetry
or writing
or painting
or music
requires vision
diligence, and
hard work …
Isn't it more than
A few well chosen thoughts
S-T-R-U-N-G together to
Paint a word picture braided
Simultaneously with
Metaphoric cunning -
Personality -
Imagery -
Simile -
Symbols -
Allegory -
Apologue -
Artistic cryptograms -
A host of anecdotal insights -
Philosophical mumbo-jumbo -
All in a stew of distinct adeptness
To divert and enlighten the readers
Penchant to feel progressive or improved
By the innovative verve of another’s thoughts,
As if capturing enchanted dust to make phrases
Or dipping hands into pools of verbose acumen
- To shed abroad - as the newest most liberal
Elixirs were a mandate for high regard and the
Satisfaction that comes with accomplishment?

In the grand
scheme, it matters
not what we achieve,
or how much we make,
or how influential we are,
or who we impress …
the only thing that really matters
is loving the God that created us -
loving one another as we love ourselves -
an out-stretched hand helping the ill-fated -
an encouraging word given in a time of need -
considering others more precious than ourselves -
working together to accomplish something valuable
like two in a skiff purposing in unity to
reach another shore – together!   
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Recent Poetry by this author.     All Poetry by this author
• an aging man still searching...

• trusting others...

• your boneyard...

• Without imitating self...

• Withdrawn...

• that morning along the mezzanine...

• a season of singing...

• Christmas (hope)



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