Grief and Finality. A Poem by Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Richard Cedeburg(ii)

 
For the friends who passed away during the last year, and the creative possibilities that failed to take root … expressed in TRIOLETS of varying rhythms
 
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A life that’s built on sand and lies

Will fail in stormy weather,

And in the end most will despise

A life that’s built on sand and lies,

And though love tries, in fresh disguise,

To sew two souls together,

A life that’s built on sand and lies

Will fail in stormy weather
 
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A spited heart will often rail

In soulful vindication,

To recompense, or to assail,

A spited heart will often rail,

But till revenge completely fails

And one finds liberation,

A spited heart will often rail

In soulful vindication
 
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Too many friends have died this year

Passed on from here to there

All kindred souls we loved so dear

Too many friends have died this year

And though we grieve them far and near

And fete their gifts and flair

Too many friends have died this year

Passed on from here to there
 
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I’ll bid them farewell in chill winter’s air

Where time spent was lessened in pure-white expanse

When all wishes spoken could never repair

I’ll bid them farewell in chill winter’s air,

Affording those promises, most squandered unfair,

In all shifting shadows of hope and romance,

I’ll bid them farewell in chill winter’s air

Where time spent was lessened in pure-white expanse 
 
 
 
August 2007 Richard was nominated for a 2008 PUSHCART PRIZE. Richard was awarded 2007 BEST NEW FICTION at CST for his first three novels and also 2006 WRITER OF THE YEAR @thewritingforum.net … Richard has been a featured Poet on Poetry Life and Times Aug/Sept 2008, Jan 2013, Aug 2013, and Oct 2013 and has been published in varied anthologies, compendiums, and e-zines. Richard’s literary work is currently in over 35,000 data bases and outlets. Richard’s novels include: A Monumental Journey… In Search of the First Tribe… The Underground River… Beyond Understanding. A new novel, Between the Cracks, was completed March 2014 and will be available summer 2014.
 
Richard has been privileged to travel extensively throughout the USA, the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada, the Yukon Territories, Kodiak Island, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, in Alaska, the Azorean Archipelagoes, and throughout Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Holland… Richard and his wife, Michele, have been avid adventurers and, when time permits, still enjoy exploring the Laguna Mountains, the Cuyamaca Mountains, the High Deserts in Southern California, the Eastern Sierra’s, the Dixie National Forest, the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastlines, and the “Four Corners” region of the United States.
 
Richard designed, constructed, and operated a MIDI Digital Recording Studio – TAYLOR and GRACE – from 1995 – 2002. For seven years he diligently fulfilled his own musical visions and those of others. Richard personally composed, and multi-track recorded, over 500 compositions during this time and has two completed CD’s to his personal credit: WHAT LOVE HAS DONE and THE PATH. Both albums were mixed and mastered by Steve Wetherbee, founder of Golden Track Studios in San Diego, California.
 
Richard retired from music after performing professionally for fifteen years and seven years of recording studio explorations. He works, now, at one of San Diego’s premier historical sites, as a Superintendent. Richard is also a carpenter and a collector of classic books, and books long out of print.

 
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