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  an aging man still searching...
by richard lloyd cederberg
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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A simple character depiction inspired by a kindred friend's honesty. “The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” Albert Einstein

With earnest hope
He penned an ode
To those who lost
The mother-lode
In search of trifles
Seldom sought
An honest man
Left doubting

Along the path
A young lad grew
In knowledge shared
His mind construe d
All simple sorrows
Left undone
He turned away
Too often

His life a lark
Of give and take
His mislaid dreams
A sad mistake
He offered none
The hand of fate
Or earnest plans
Worth yearning

Still he sought
New dreams inside
As people sneered
And often lied
Assuming he would
Quit the race
It left the
Young man sighing

With shadowed doubt
He sought that thing
To keep his mind
From evils sting
He reached within
And prayed for aid
To keep his heart
From sinking

No crueler fate
Beset the man
Than giving all
To understand
How often life
Can steal away
Those pleasing
Songs worth singing

With solemn heart
He penned an ode
To those who lost
The mother-lode
In search of treasures
Sought by few
An aging man
Still searching

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Reviewed by John Herlihy 8/22/2015
Small wonder that your poem has a high ranking as very popular. That's where I found it. Very well done with some unexpected rhythms and rhymes. Also, as others have said, deep and thoughtful. Thank you. John
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 8/18/2015
A very deep and thoughtful poem,
it has lots to ponder!
Well done, Richard!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 7/29/2015
a wonderful read, richard.
may the search ever light your path...
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/27/2015
Just beautiful, and full of hope and latent powers of spiritual growth. Blessings, Christine
Reviewed by dfgbs fjdehjd 4/5/2015
thanks for the share. makes me reminisce.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/29/2015
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/27/2015
Search on Sir Richard, because the search is never over until it is over.

A man can remain young throughout his life by being true to himself and using his own subconscious to make time stand still.

Do not neglect the search, that is what life is all about.

So mote it be.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/27/2015
Rich, how did I miss this one, it is so, I don't know maybe its me, maybe its not but damn you have caught this person in the midst of HIS fog and brought to him or me(?), some light...thank you for this one that I actually "get", surprisingly enough is it not...glad I ran across this one this morning...-e-
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/24/2015
You have shared your wisdom with verses that flow like a gently yet purposeful stream. Thank you, Richard. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by CHANTI LACE 3/21/2015
wonderful writing.. nice to read you again...
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/16/2015
You have beset the man of solemn heart.
Well written and enjoyable to read twice more.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by jude forese 3/15/2015
excellent, Richard ... sagacious & well written ... we become ageless from discovery ...
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 3/14/2015
Beautifully crafted, wonderful cadence, poignant message, a joy to read and contemplate. I just hope I can remember all the reasons why this poem excels.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/14/2015
The harsh reality is life is mundane at times. It has it's grind. There is real truth in work hard play hard. It takes a lot to keep the good dreams kindled. Like this write very much.
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 3/14/2015
Nicely-crafted memoir... self-portrait? The words, I mean; not the graphic. No... I saw your deflective description, but I think we always taint our writing with a bit (or a lot) of our...selves. Without a piece of oneself in the writing, the piece has less depth; less truth; less reality. I truly enjoy your insights, Richard, and your talent(s). -- Jeff
Reviewed by Jansen Estrup 3/14/2015
'Still searching' is a state of being, a place, a destination. Of the seven cardinal points, North, South, East, West, Up and Down, Where You Stand marks the progress along that journey. Yours seems to have been, is, and will be a song worth singing.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/14/2015
So deeply introspective and wonderfully delivered. A poignant truth for so many in artistic endeavors when the world rewards luck, brashness, conniving, and boring repetition.

Reviewed by Odin Roark 3/14/2015
From one "kindred" to another, this work proffers solutions to the often imponderable quest to break away from the web of delusion in order to discover that reality, and the acceptance of it, is a harsh pill to take for many, especially those of us needing to make sense out of so much nonsense that bombards our consciousness. Sometimes only our imagination can save us. A winding path you've chosen as structure, one with many vistas to peruse as we wander. Very enjoyable journey.
Reviewed by Mor Inchrory 3/14/2015
Hi Richard,
It’s a shame I could not afford a headstone big enough, this could easily be my epitaph.
Any chance of doing something similar in the fifty quid department.
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