American Songwriter International Website, Magazine, and Podcast Network found a winner for their May/June 2021 Lyric Contest. Cameron Burleson, 1st Place. Cameron has also published a book of poetry. "Riding Fence: Thoughts of a Cowboy."
He’s another one of them folks that I claim as kin. We’re first cousins on my Dad’s side. Well, look what he’s gone and done, wrote a damn fine song.
American Songwriter May/June, you can read the interview here.
“Remembered” (Read Q&A with Cameron)
By Cameron Burleson
Off by yourself in a wood all alone
No one to mourn you, cry over your bones
Memories lost but for a brief line of prose
An ancient grey hymnal of songs undisclosed
You were remembered today by a lone passerby
Unknown to each other in the light of your lives
A tear in a moment of hands held beyond time
No greater monument could mark where you lie
Peace in a place surrounded by thunder
Of those rushing by pushing over and under
The pace of their chase leaves them no time to ponder
The worth of a soul laid so sadly asunder
You were remembered today if you are never again
The cool of this morning found you with a friend
Unexpected, this blessing makes it worth more for then
I've a better soul now than before it had been
Words painting pictures
A moment immortalized