CONCRETE TOWERS: THE SHADOW OF MEMORY

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                Late summer in                  NY. A day like
                any other;  New                  Yorkers   loved
                days such as th                    ese.  The   sky
                was clear; the air                was crisp  and
                life went on as it                 usually did.Taxi
                cabs jammed in                  traffic, and some
                commuters were                too. Pedestrians
                on the pavement                heading to  their
                nine-to-5 enslave               ment. A sense of
                urgency had gone              unnoticed but that
                was business  as                  it usually was. Men
                and Women head               ed to work, or to
                drop the children               off at daycare. Today
                is September 11th              2001 and all is right
                with the world. The            sun rises, casting
                the Statue of Liberty          in  seductive  and
                glorious silhouette;             a shadowed sentinel
                set in the harbor to              greet all travelers to
                the “Land of the Free”.       Like those folks on
                that inbound jet and         others like it. It holds
  the hopes and dreams of all aboard, as it does for all below. The airplane’s
 shadow is cast ominously across the expanse of concrete, metal and glass;
a close pass to the constructed mountains above. Most unusual on this usual
day. Nothing changes on usual days. Usually, but not today late summer in NY.

THE POETRY IN MY MUSIC #4

As the line says, “I wish you believed in me, but now, just be leaving me. Love me or leave or hate me and go!” Freedom comes at a price. Sometimes it’s worth paying no matter the cost! The lyrics are below. Click on the title for the audio link.

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME

Melody and Lyrics by Walter J. Wojtanik – © 2005

Love me or leave me,
Love me or walk away.
You better believe me
I’m not begging you to stay.
Through all the times we’ve had
You still want to treat me bad
Love me or leave me
Or hate me and go!

Love me or leave me,
Love me or walk away.
You live to deceive me
And someday I’m gonna make you pay
With all that you’ve put me through
I’m sure I’ll get over you
Love me or leave me,
Or hate me and go!

For all the times that I told you I loved you,
And for the many times that I showed you I cared,
If after all this time you don’t have me on your mind
Then I’ll never be there.

Love me or leave me,
Love me or walk away.
The day that you leave me
Will be like a holiday.
I wish you believed in me,
But now, just be leaving me!
Love me or leave me,
Or hate me and go!

For all the times that I told you I loved you,
And for the many ways that I showed you I cared,
I don’t know what’s left to say, so why don’t you go away
And just leave me alone.

Love me or leave me,
Love me or walk away.
You better believe me
I’m not begging you to stay.
I wish you believed in me,
But now, just be leaving me,
Love me or leave me,
Or hate me and go!

Love me or leave me,
Or hate me and go!

THE POETRY IN MY MUSIC #3

Everyone needs a goal to shoot for; a dream to achieve. Some dreams remain the elusive prize, and some outlive their usefulness. It’s YESTERDAY’S DREAM that keep us from moving forward. The lyrics are below. Click on the title for the audio link.

YESTERDAY’S DREAMS

Melody and Lyrics by Walter J. Wojtanik – © 1982

Unconvincing lies of strangers,
hidden dangers, of the dreams we used to share.
They tell me, try to tell me that you never cared,
taking me far away, another day… alone.

Silence of the night, it finds me,
and reminds me, of the emptiness inside.
It chills me, slowly kills me to think love has died.
Now that you’re far away, I’ve got to say… it’s true…

I can’t live on YESTERDAY’S DREAMS.
Making plans on yesterday’s schemes.
I’m all over dreaming of yesterday and you!

I’ve heard it said that breaking up is hard to do,
but it’s not half as hard if you know what to do.
So go your seperate way, without the urge to say…I love you.
Leaving me even more, like before so  far away……

Yeah, so now you’re gone, and I’m dealing
with the feeling and the emptiness subsides.
I’m starting from our parting, and I feel alive.
The lies of yesterday, are truth today, because…

I can’t live on YESTERDAY’S DREAMS.
No more plans on yesterday’s schemes.
I’m all over dreaming of yesterday and you!

I’ve heard it said that breaking up is hard to do,
but it’s not half as hard if you know what to do.
So go your seperate way, without the urge to say…I love you.
Leaving me even more, like before so  far away……

Yeah, so now you’re gone, and I’m dealing
with the feeling and the emptiness is gone.
I’m starting from our parting, and I’m moving on.
The lies of yesterday, are truth today, because…

I can’t live on YESTERDAY’S DREAMS.
No more plans on yesterday’s schemes.
I’m all over dreaming of yesterday and you!