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by richard lloyd cederberg
Monday, November 15, 2010
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For friends and family that have passed this year, and all those possibilities that failed to root Ö expressed in TRIOLETS of varying rhythms

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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 both far and near
And fete their gifts and flair
Too many friends have died this year
Passed on from here to there

A life thatís built on sand and lies
Will fail in stormy weather,
And in the end most will despise
A life thatís built on sand and lies,
And though love tries, in fresh disguise,
To sew two souls together,
A life thatís built on sand and lies
Will fail in stormy weather

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

Iíll bid thee farewell in chill winterís air
Where time spent was lessened in pure-white expanse
When all wishes spoken could never repair
Iíll bid thee farewell in chill winterís air,
Affording those promises, most squandered unfair,
In all shifting shadows of hope and romance,
Iíll bid thee farewell in chill winterís air
Where time spent was lessened in pure-white expanse

richard lloyd cederberg

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Reviewed by baz busbe 3/3/2011
Loved this poem, really touched my heart. So sorry for your losses, May God bring you peace and comfort at such a difficult time. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/16/2010
Takes some time to get over grief, but it does pass on eventually.
This poem suggests we remember our losses but let them go as winter lets go into spring. i like this one very much. Exasperating.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 12/3/2010
finely etched and deeply resonant, richard.
peace to you and yours,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/22/2010
Richard, of all your works that I have read, this is by far my favorite. Simple and profound, sad and true, yet comforting, honest, and eternal. Patrick
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/20/2010
Sir Richard, this is splendid and you chose the perfect format,it needs to be published!

with love your chum,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/19/2010
I've been lucky this year with no loss due to death, but still I grieve for your losses and keep them in my prayers (that house and truck look like something I could actually afford...)e
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/18/2010
"And though love tries, in fresh disguise,
To sew two souls together,"

Love these lines, Richard, and they are oh-so-true. Triolet is my fave style of all time. I guess they feel epic to me. They say deaths come in threes. I think you've had more than your fair share of grief this year. Again, I am sorry for your most recent loss. I feel like your last poem - the winter imagery - captures the emptiness we can feel when someone passes. Winter is beautiful, but oftentimes so bleak. A wonderful set of Triolets. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/18/2010
Excellent writing, Richard
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/17/2010
Exquisite, Richard. Wrung me wry. A masterpiece, to my mind.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by jude forese 11/17/2010
you've taken your sorrow and molded into a healing pronunciation of idea and emotion ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/17/2010
You honor those who sand and lies have fallen by your gift for words. Death waits for none. By your words you comfort the living who must bear the pain of loss.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/16/2010
I ahare your sorrow, Richard, and admire the way
you expressed it. -gene.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/16/2010
Losses such as these, indicate the rewards of these that you enjoyed in your lifetime. Family and friends that provided so much good to your heart and soul as well as to others. Excellent expression.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 11/16/2010
Your Title says it all
"Grief" we all must release to help ease the pain
"Finality" we all must go to.
Very Moving piece I could hear you singing (lamenting) through the mountains, " I bid thee farewell. . ."
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/16/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOLDEN SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!! ' A life that's built on sand and lies will fail in stormy weather'----------- BEAUTIFUL, VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/15/2010
poignant read
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/15/2010
My heart breaks for you in this a year of sorrow, loss, and retrospect. Holding tight, keeping their memory alive in your heart and soul will help to carry you through. God bless...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/15/2010
very nicely done-yes, too many loved ones have gone on-too much grief
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/15/2010
Eloquent evaluation of loss and passing, the true sadness and indeed from the living perspective the cruelty of mortality.
Richard, this is exceptional writing. And again, my condolences to you and to all the loved ones left to grieve.

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/15/2010
One hell of a year you've had Richard. It's hard to know the why's and the wherefore's of all these things sometimes. Hard to make sense of the universal will. All one can do is try to grieve things naturally in their due time and move on a bit more saddened; but also more blessed in having known these people and been a part of their existence here on earth. In the end, it is more or less a sombre celebration of life. I love the style of this poem and the rhyme scheme, the way it flows and such. Hope you're okay. I'm heading back east for Thanksgiving on Saturday; my mother's somewhat ill and I have a feeling I may be entering the type of year from which you just emerged.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 11/15/2010
Extraordinary write soul bud.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/15/2010
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 11/15/2010
Sadness written so beautifully Richard.
Blessings to you,
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/15/2010
Profound. A poem with such a presence, about not wasting life, time.
You have expressed abounding wisdom here, and have prompted this reader to look deeply into secrets hidden.
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