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Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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ACROSTIC depicting, in this case, a lack of vitality and spirit


Devoid of verve (élan vital) with
Energy and focus lessened - purpose
Struggles against an enfeebling force, an
Immeasurable arid nuisance trying to minify
Creative output while hindering one’s desire to
Communicate originative stimulus – a dry rank wind
Attempting to asphyxiate output ~~~~ and while dealing with
This mere shadow of former self, a throwback emerges, a kind of
Eccentric wishful thinker prone to indifference, and the type of
Destructive behavior that would rather drink than write

richard lloyd cederberg
10/2010
         

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Reviewed by RM Green 10/7/2010
WOW!! Talk about introspection... Beautifully done! Good to read you again...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/6/2010
Describes me perfectly. Think I'll have another drink of water.

Ron
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/6/2010
well said!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/6/2010
'This mere shadow of former self'....'...That would rather drink than write''--------BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!--Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/5/2010
Richard, you have written this with such honesty. As for lacking vitality of spirit....I think not! Original and intelligent work!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/5/2010
Now is the time to rise up and look to the positive and future, as the past is what it is and can never be changed. Spiritually challenging...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/5/2010
'This mere shadow of former self' - this phrase especially touches me. When we catch sight in the mirror and have to ask Who am I now?... And here again, as I read this, I feel as though I'm looking in a mirror.

'Eccentric wishful thinker prone to indifference'

Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/5/2010
You will get back dear man..never say never..nice to read you again...keep smiling OK..Hugss
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/5/2010
The dried-up poet? Never, Richard, never!
Valid and superior word choices and phrasing, the thought process exceptional.
In admiration,

John
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/5/2010
Candid and clever! Be good to yourself ~
Ever,
Christine
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/5/2010
The humility and honesty in this piece is really quite moving. I'm really glad to see your work again. I have to admit that I have been feeling the exact same way these days. Probably best described as a general sense of demoralization. Maybe learned helplessness is a better word. And I certainly have a self-destructive streak in me which, if left untreated, will gently guide me into the swamp of self-aggrandizement and untoward behaviour. I guess what I'm trying to say is I completely identify with these feelings. I won't bore you with all the reasons for my general mood of indifference except to say that I feel we're in this period of almost disbelief, or suspended animation, a transition into a new era where life as we knew it will never return; but the new ugly face of reality has not completely unveiled itself yet. Quiet before the storm. And I know it's coming and almost want to say: just get the God-damned thing over with already. Just f---n kill me already! I know the future's shot anyway, why bother. Just bring it on!!!!!! The faster we hit bottom, the faster we can come back up again. Maybe. Anyway, I'm rambling. I feel for you brother. I'm in the same boat. Titanic with a slow leak. At least that how it seems. Take care. Hopefully it'll all pass.
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