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IMPROVISATIONS

of
a

VISION

of

RADICAL HOPE:

LIFE / LIBERTY / HAPPINESS

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ROUGH DRAFTS

of the

DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE

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I love imagining the
r/evolutionary collaborative
creative process
– the he/art beat of the exhilarating communal

JOY!!

Imagine

CREATING 

an action plan,

a BLUEPRINT

– not pale complacent obsolete armchair words, 
but,
a rising,

a “conceptual poetry slam”

of
vital catalytic luminous poems of words.
 

The FINAL draft

was

a marvel,

a synthesis of multiple compositions
of

calling OUT

the

crucible/anvil

of

responsive UPlifting

ACTIONS!

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AMERICA,

is an

ongoing

unfolding

expansive

improvisation!!!

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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We hold these truths

to be

self-evident,

that all wo/men

are created equal,

that they

are endowed

by their Creator

with

certain unalienable

Rights,

that among these are

Life,

Liberty

and

the

pursuit

of

Happiness.”

 

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4 July 2020

 

WE/ YOU/ ME/ USa

SPEAK up

ACT up

BE UP

for

radical HOPE:

the expansive improvisational vision

of

red🇺🇸white🇺🇸 blue🇺🇸

of

AMERICA’s

ongoing r/evolutionary story

of

LIFE,

LIBERTY

and

the

pursuit

of

HAPPINESS

for

ALL!!!

🌟🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🌟

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Note:

 AMERICA

was 
founded on upholding

the freedom and the impunity

of
practicing one’s  personal “HIGHER POWER” faith and beliefs.

I selected the

Black National Anthem

for my entry on

Independence Day 2020.

BLM

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Lift Ev’ry Voice

and

Sing

Lift ev’ry voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won

 

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
‘Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

 

God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land

Songwriters: J. Rosamond Johnson / James Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing lyrics © Carlin America Inc

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Derek Brahney

 

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A MAN WITHOUT A SOUL

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You’re a man without truth
A man of greed, a man of hate
A man of envy and doubt
You’re a man without a soul

All the money in the world
Will never fill that hole
You’re a man bought and sold
You’re a man without a soul

You bring nothing good to this world
Beyond a web of cheating and stealing
You hide behind your wall of lies
But it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down

You’re a man without shame
Without dignity and grace
No way to save face
You’re a man without a soul

How do you think this story ends?
It’s not a matter of how
It’s just a matter of when
‘Cause it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down

There’s a darkness all around you
To cover all you’re hiding
There’s no light in your eyes
You’re a man without a soul

Now the exits will be closing
A sad life will be exposed
No dealer and no deals
‘Cause you’re a man without a soul

How do you think this story ends?
It’s not a matter of how
It’s just a matter of when
‘Cause it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down

Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down
Yeah, it’s coming down

Songwriters: Lucinda Gayl Williams / Tom Overby
Man Without a Soul lyrics © Highway Twenty Music, Minnesota Slim Music

https://www.lucindawilliams.com/

 

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Lucinda Williams 9 March 2018  Dakota Jazz Club’s Green Room
Dorothy Darr  Lucinda Williams   9 March 2019  Dakota Jazz Club’s Green Room

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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The

CREST: GEORGE FLOYD

8:46

the tectonic plates of race and justice forever shifted

8

works

2020

Catherine L. Johnson
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/924-the-crest-works-2020-catherine-l-johnson-sam-cooke-a-change-is-gonna-come-___________________/

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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GOOD SOULS

Keep me in the hands of saints
With the better angels
With the good souls

Keep me in the hands of saints
Keep me with the good souls
With the better angels

Keep me with all of those
Who help me find strength
When I’m feeling weak

Keep me with all of those
Who help me stay strong
And guide me along

Keep me with all the ones
Who have a hand at my back
When I’ve strayed from the path

Keep me
Yeah, keep me
Keep me

Keep me in the hands of saints
Keep me with the good souls
With the better angels

Keep me with all of those
Who help me find strength
When I’m feeling hopeless
Who guide me along
And help me stay strong and fearless

Keep me with all the ones
Who have a hand at my back
When I’ve strayed from the path
Who help me get home

Keep me
In the hands of saints
Keep me with the good souls
With the better angels

Keep me
Yeah, keep me
Yeah, keep me
Please keep me
Please, please, please keep me
Yeah, keep me
With the better angels
With the good souls
In the hands of saints

Keep me with the good ones
Who help me find strength
You guide me along

Keep me with the good souls
You have a hand at my back
When I’ve strayed from the path

Keep me with the better angels
Yeah, keep me with the good souls
In the hands of saints

Keep me with all the ones
Who help me to home
Who guide me along
When I’m feeling hopeless
Who help me stay fearless
And help me stay strong
Keep me with the good souls
Keep me with the good souls

Yeah, keep me, keep me

Songwriter: Lucinda Williams

 

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