Thursday, July 9, 2020

Momentous . . .



Don't have to make excuses
For devotion of resources and senses
To pursuit of pure pleasure
In the creation of Momentous.




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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Second . . .

. . . part of an extended performance of "STAR" . . .


Had I tried;
Had I done all I could
With all my might
Would the ride
Give return on the price
Which was required?
Cast aside
Any thoughts of security.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

First . . .


 Part of an extended performance of "STAR" . . .

You're a star.
Where you wanted to be,
You now are.
From afar
You appear not too different
Than me.
But the scars
You've acquired
Did not come free.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Newest . . .

. . . incarnation of "Moment" . . .


Hey you down there on the ground
Don’t you think that it’s time
You should fly
And do you consider the cost
Of the pride that you wear
Like a smile

Take this moment
You’ve got here
You may not
Get another try
Sometimes only
One chance comes around
At a time

It’s two that’s the number required
For the dance that we do
To get by
A few drag you into the mire
But they’re strong
Many wiles they devise

Doomed if you don’t learn
Farce is what you earn from the tragedy
What have we to gain
By being stubborn?



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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Confusion . . .

. . . Don't confuse free speech with fiction . . .


(from https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/conservatives-flock-free-speech-social-media-app-which-has-started-n1232844)
". . . Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, both announced on Twitter that they were moving to a new social media platform. . . . "I'm proud to join @parler_app -- a platform gets what free speech is all about -- and I'm excited to be a part of it," Cruz tweeted. . . Many others followed suit. Parler, founded in August 2018, touts itself as an "unbiased" social media platform focused on "real user experiences and engagement." In recent weeks, it has become a destination for conservatives who have voiced their disapproval of how mainstream platforms such as Facebook and Twitter moderate content. . . But as with every other platform on the internet, Parler's free speech stance goes only so far. The platform has been banning many people who joined and trolled conservatives. . ."



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Friday, July 3, 2020

Baggage . . .


Six AM,
The buses aren't nearly as crowded
As the night before.
Someone said there was
Music and laughter
Behind all the shutters and doors.
What was all of it for?

Who needs friends?
There's barely a minute for breathing.
Everyone here works so hard.
There's no party.
When I reach my doorstep
I struggle to pull out my key.
Where's the meaning for me?

You see but you're unaware
There's life on the other side.

But there's no bridge to cross.
I'm looking through the fog
For some way out of here.
I've baggage here to toss.

Bless my soul!
I've read about you in the paper.
I've seen your picture somewhere.
When you speak it's in volumes and volumes.
I can't hear a word that you say.
Funny it happens that way.

I've been told
That envy's the thing I've been feeling
For your kind of work and your play.
But to tell you the truth
That it's only a wish
For a new kind of day,
When worry and fear melt away.

Could be
That a day will come
When you just might understand.

I’d like to go away.
And go there to stay.
But I can’t find the way.

So it goes,
But change never really comes easy.
Resistance is felt all around.
But inevitably something happens
That makes the old ship run aground.
We all stare in awe of what’s found.

Like me you appear to be
Looking for some meaning here.



Thursday, July 2, 2020

WHAT????. . .

. . . did he SAY HE said??? . . .


(from The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton)
". . . Trump also said Kim Jong Un "has a vicious streak in him," and that he could be "mercurial," remembering an irritated look Kim John Un shot at one of his officials during the talks . . . "


Enough has been written about 45 for any sane person to realize that HE HAS NO IDEA of the existence of a word such as 'mercurial.'  (Either Bolton has a very bad memory, or 45 is actually a true (and excellent) actor.)



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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Voice . . .


It makes me think of all the beautiful music I've heard
And brings to mind a kind of paradise
It just may be some kind of wonderland magic to me
Still don't know how this fortune came to me
All the things I see

When I hear the sound of your voice
When I hear the sound of your voice

If feels to me like warmth from sitting in front of a fire
Light of my life you always show the way
Gleam in your eye a spark igniting the fire inside
Burning so bright the way I feel for you
It's like a dream come true

All of my being depends upon you
That's for sure
You're my refuge in a stormy sea
The sun above that shines on me
I thought that love such as this could be found
Only in movies
Just like searching for a pot of gold
Follow the rainbow and do what you're told

Just when you think it's all been said and it's been done before
Should I explain how you're affecting me
It's not control it's more an influence over my soul
Covering all like colors brilliantly
Canvas brush palette three




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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Music . . .





. . . is ALL accessible from the new and improved 'rayjozwiak.com' website.
Check it out, if you haven't already. Ten albums from 2003's Chromatose to No Frills, release in 2016.





Monday, June 29, 2020

Moment . . .


Hey you down there on the ground
Don’t you think that it’s time
You should fly
And do you consider the cost
Of the pride that you wear
Like a smile

Take this moment
You’ve got here
You may not
Get another try
Sometimes only
One chance comes around
At a time

It’s two that’s the number required
For the dance that we do
To get by
A few drag you into the mire
But they’re strong
Many wiles they devise

Doomed if you don’t learn
Farce is what you earn from the tragedy
What have we to gain
By being stubborn?








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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Wishful . . .


The black coffee’s aroma hangs thick like a cloud every morning.
He sorts through paisleys and patterns and stripes on the door,
As he lifts up a vain little finger to stifle the blood
From a close shave in the battle of life.
The late night crowd’s returning from an all night bout of drinking
While he’s all-consumed by grand delusions also known as wishful thinking.

His star quality seems to escape everyone
Who would be in position to help him.
Still he goes off each day in anticipation of all
Of the thrill and the joy that one feels
When he’s making interment arrangements.
He’s misunderstood.
A book a song a TV sitcom part you’d miss for blinking
Or a winning lotto ticket in his hand are only wishful thinking.

Oh its nobody’s fault but his own.
So few offers come over the phone.
But he still perseveres faces up to his fears
That can cloud the intentions and bring on the tears.

Still his spirits get lower each day that this program’s protracted.
Moment by moment it takes all he has to go on.
But he just grits his teeth, charges in, slings the arrows back into
The face of outrageous misguided conclusions.
And even though he’ll never die a pauper or a rich king,
He’s just not content to spend his time on anything but wishful thinking.

Oh the groceries and the bills aren’t paid by talking or by drinking.
So he just resumes the grind lacklusterly and does his wishful thinking.



Wishful Thinking
©1992 Raymond M. Jozwiak
(an 'oldie' pulled from the archives for a rough performance)



Saturday, June 27, 2020

Matters . . .


(from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a27075028/black-lives-matter-explained/)
". . . If a patient being rushed to the ER after an accident were to point to their mangled leg and say, “This is what matters right now,” and the doctor saw the scrapes and bruises of other areas and countered, “but all of you matters,” wouldn’t there be a question as to why he doesn't show urgency in aiding that what is most at risk? At a community fundraiser for a decaying local library, you would never see a mob of people from the next city over show up angry and offended yelling, “All libraries matter!”—especially when theirs is already well-funded. . . black lives matter “is simply aspirational;” it's a rallying cry for a shift in statistical numbers that show that people who are black are twice as likely to be killed by a police officer while unarmed, compared to a white individual. According to a 2015 study, African-Americans died at the hands of police at a rate of 7.2 per million, while whites were killed at a rate of 2.9 per million. . . Instead of exploring the reasons why a movement like this would even be necessary, many have a knee jerk reaction. “What about me?” “All lives matter,” they cry. “Why be divisive and unfair, what about our safety?” The point these people miss is that the majority of experiences here in America already tend to center and highlight whiteness and cater to its safety. . . "





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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Star . . .


You're a star.
Where you wanted to be,
You now are.
From afar
You appear not too different
Than me.
But the scars
You've acquired
Did not come free.

Had I tried.
Had I done all I could
With all my might.
Would the ride
Give return on the price
Which was required?
Cast aside
Any thoughts of security
in my life.





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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Take . . .


Hey you down there on the ground
Don’t you think that it’s time 
You should fly
And do you consider the cost
Of the pride that you wear 
Like a smile

Take this moment
You’ve got here
You may not 
Get another try
Sometimes only
One chance comes around
At a time

It’s two that’s the number required
For the dance that we do
To get by
A few drag you into the mire
But they’re strong
Many wiles they devise

Doomed if you don’t learn
Farce is what you earn from the tragedy
What have we to gain
By being stubborn?



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