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  only puppets dance in silent symphonies
by richard lloyd cederberg
Monday, February 19, 2007
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Photography by Michele ...

With burning eyes
You probe deeply
Into the souls of all men
You search attentively
Where ignorance and lust roam
Along shores of slothful gullibility
Your light illuminates and guides
With foresight
Offering the wherewithal
To embrace invisible life
With prudence aforethought as
Soft arias whisper of infinite
Paths in eternity yet future

Too many fornicate
On salt rotted bridges
Ingenuously burdened
With ideological egoism
Phantom tongues
Pontificate ageless myths
To those eager to ingest
The tactless psychosomatic drooling
Of charitable benefactors
Those who sway loosely
As silken strings
Trading one life for another
As the black widow weaves
A far-reaching web of megalomania
In her quest to render Truth benign

In dense forests of imagination
Minds conjure relevance and beauty
Hoping to find wisdom concealed
In word puzzles revealed while
Your nature seeks those lost
Heretofore revealing strongholds of prideful recklessness
You give eyes to see beyond these debilitating impieties
That have plagued the souls of those fallen through the ages

And where there once was only lead
Between small colorful glass panes
You saw argentiferous possibilities
Laced with silver and gold
You called
To woo me
In lucent terms
To your Holy feet
In mercy I saw my folly in your light
Flooding through open doorways
I stumbled
Dropping all that I had
I imagined failure but
You reached out to steady me
Breathing in my spirit that
Never will you leave me nor forsake me
And in these ripples of melodious discourse
Between my spirit and yours
Where truth and love supplant the fears
And light displaces all dark riddles
I heard your honeyed voice assuring me that
You have plans for your creation and that
Only puppets dance in silent symphonies†††††††††††††


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Reviewed by Mary Elshaday 4/9/2014
A very wonderful write. Loved it. Mary
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/16/2009
Another fantastic piece from a gifted author. Those last two lines are so mysterious, much like life. What are those plans? Which path will be taken? Love the contrast between yourself, others, and the all-good character (God?). It shows that even good folks have room for improvement. Gets me thinking. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 3/27/2007
I no longer yearn for the words to express myself for all I have to do is read something like this of yours and I feel complete soul bud.
I love the last line of this extraordinary poem, "Only puppets dance in silent symphonies" You are a true genius and Michele's photography is always awesome. What a pair you make.
Hugs to you both,
Reviewed by F William Broome 3/15/2007
Your words bring beauty and comfort to those who can't, or won't, go there on their own. Your writing makes the word, "awesome," inadequate. Your friends, below, have spoken truths you deserve. I can only add my respect for one who loves all there is to be loved. Proud to be your friend, - Bill
Reviewed by Blue Sleighty 3/6/2007
Very excellent write. God's will frequently sucks. I am so happy for you that you have a good relationship with your GOD.
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 3/5/2007
this is the kind of deep soul searching poem I love to read
there is so much to learn here I could spend days Deciphering the intricacies. you describe the human condition so well and the values placed on inconsequentials
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/5/2007
Richard, I read and re read this masterfully written piece, and then it hit me, The scripture that I had far too long forgotten, " Only I know the plans I have for you..
TY dear friend for twigging the memory bank!
God Bless you
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/21/2007
this is one of the best pieces i've read today
the imagery the creative way you have with words
the way you play with them....great lines
and the depth so many different meanings
I applaud!!!
Reviewed by J M 2/21/2007
This is so powerful the journey of the lost /v- those blessed by the Creator that love and obey and rejoice in knowledge. The lost are like puppets obey the law and of wages of sin and death. I may have gotten off your subject flow. Excellent message.
Wisdom & Light
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 2/21/2007

"Only Puppets Dance In Silent Symphonies"
Richard reading your work is always a pleasure.
Upon my reading I always feel as if I am on another journey this time grounded. The graphic you added also gave me a refreshing cool feeling which added to the entire ambiance for me while reading~thanks.

Take care,

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 2/20/2007
I Love Your Photos Simply It Takes Me Back To Childhood ,i.e. Get Away From It All Hell- I'd Always Go Outside City To Countrys Edge You Could Actually Sit Still Be Quiet Hear Yourself Breathe...

Between My Spirit And Yours--Another Write Right on!

Your Friend, TRASK
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/20/2007
A poem with a multitude of hidden meanings for a chosen few/perhaps more, although a magnificent piece of work Richard!
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 2/20/2007
Richard, great to see you post. This was beautifuly crafted as always with a deep intellect of imagination and intelligence~~Expertly written..I tip my hat to you!!

Agape, Dove
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 2/20/2007
This is a very beautiful altar to truths reality. Play on.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 2/20/2007
Another tremendous piece of writing, Richard.
"I heard your honeyed voice assuring me that
You have plans for your creation and that
Only puppets dance in silent symphonies..."

Absolutely stunning!

Love and peace
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/20/2007

An excellent, thought provoking write--we may be like that pic soon, slam-DUNKED!!!!!! We'd deserve it, too. What we've done...I'm surprised God hasn't vaporized of your best, a keeper!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/20/2007
If man weren't invented who would appreciate creation? and paradoxically destroy it.
Another tremendous poem.
It is in our minds we find the most and the best.
Trying to deny God would be like a sun ray dissing the sun...
Bloody masterpiece..
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/20/2007
I'm hangin'out in the woods...this gave me the chills, and maybe because, His plans aren't going to pretty to some! I surely hope His honeyed voice speaks to me! :)
Excellent, excellent piece!
I keep! :) Ta-ta!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/20/2007
Once again I am in awe with your magnificent talent and insight!!

A masterpoet to look up to...well done Big Bro!!

Love Sissy Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/19/2007
Well, I may not have understood its full meaning, but I for once did not have to look up any words I didn't know...thats something, I'd say...e & r
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 2/19/2007
Ashes to ashes and dust to make life wiser than man makes it. If we read and listen the truth in your words will add years to living.
Harmony and peace,
Reviewed by jude forese 2/19/2007
perhaps Richard, man was created so the source of all imagination has a vehicle to observe itself ... the great riddle is collectively, we are the source which we seek ... our journey is to return to the origin from which we began and our retribution or relevance is to acknowledge the light burning brightly within us all is the substance of creation's momentum ...

your poem is a testament of inspired investigation ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/19/2007
Super chum, I had started a poem with similar content, but it pales into insignifigance after reading yours. Your astute use of words gifted mind and vibrant spirit,share the wisdom message with clarity!
You rule sir Richard!;-)
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/19/2007
Such a wonderful write my friend, a look at truth, and wisdom. You've penned a beautiful vision of the love that He has for us, and if we only are willing to listen His blessings are unending. A peaceful write my friend...I enjoyed this so much! You write so gracefully!
Joyce B...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/19/2007
"...never will you leave me nor forsake me..." you said like Tagore the poet asking to be loved or be killed, never forsaked.
Your definition about tactless psychosomatic drooling as the sound of an impecable insult done by an upper-class gentleman from the Tories corridors of London.
You don't write like a poet, you do it like a composer.
Reviewed by A PAX 2/19/2007
He is pure love......
and this is beauitful Rich
pax A
Reviewed by R Beeman 2/19/2007
Very deep in foresight,truth and knowledge. wonderful transition from sin to grace.

Reviewed by K. Mulroney 2/19/2007
This piece began with cold revelatons of thoughts. Too many fornicate
On salt rotted bridges. A hard look at shelfishness, being aloof, taking for granted, not seeing the things that matter and you end it with warmth and hope and comfort. A wonderful poem to say the least!
Reviewed by Butch Howard 2/19/2007
-Brilliant and compelling piece Sir Richard Isn't it fabulous to have ears which are capable of hearing when He calls to woo you and to know that He "reached out to steady me
Breathing in my spirit that
Never will you leave me nor forsake me?"
I feel my spirit uplifted at reading these prayerful and wise words of assurance. The final three lines gird me with all the knowledge I need to face each new day:
"I heard your honeyed voice assuring me that
You have plans for your creation and that
Only puppets dance in silent symphonies"

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