Joe Rosochacki

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You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealins' done.

Abraham, you are about to undergo a "tail lift",
You replaced the Indian penny in 1909,
And for your centennial, your tail
is going to have a contemporary design,

I wrote awhile back about the Michigan and Florida Democratic Do-Over,
Because they violated the Democratic Party’s rules,
Now Barack Obama is the 44th President as of January 20th was that for sure?
In the hustle and bustle amongst all the bling and jewels,

Been to Taco Bell or Taco Bueno lately for Super Bean Burrito?
Been lactose intolerant lately?
You forgot your Beano?
Do have the urge to pass a gaseous nebula from your (inner) space?

Little did they in Spokane know that in December, there is a Christmas,
Lauren Caitlin Upton must have gone to the state of Washington,
(see observation which has Upton in its title to find what she said)
She going west not east to get home,

I listened to the ‘final lecture’ by Randy Pausch,
Like so many others,

I personally met Eric Griffiths in the Waverly Hotel, Bonnyrigg, Scotland,

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

I know the economy is bad all over,
But this has to take the cake,
Jet 2 is a no frills,
Airline would take the basic humanistic approach but they have thrills,

John Henry (Tripp) Isenhour III is a real jerk,
He was at the Grand Cypress Golf course,
Where he had been taping a television when there was a sound,
Not a “Fore”,

Kim Sjostrom I have not met you, perhaps I’ll some day meet your husband.
Teddy Efkarpides, your husband not even a day,
You became faint and died in his arms when you danced your first dance together,
As husband and wife,

It’s sad about murders that go unsolved because they are considered suicides.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey had committed ‘suicide’ for being the DC Madam.
Marilyn Monroe committed ‘suicide’ be she was depressed.
But let us look below the surface of the water for the rip tides.

Charles Ray Fuller had a check his girlfriend’s mother gave him,
So he said,
To start a record company, (a record company? I thought LP’s were gone 20 years ago.)
Anyway, so he said.

The good padre David Ajemia, not from San Diego,
But from Boston, struck out with Conan O’Brian,
The padre is a priest obsessed with the Conan’s late night show
David was a stalker, who felt Conan was his Goliath,

she was a young girl, named Louise, leaving her whole her family and many a friend
and boarded a boat in Holland
for New York
a new country, a new life for this 15-year old girl from Poland

Miss Panama, Giosue Cozzarelli, finally outdid Caitlin Upton,
Miss Panama tried to explain her way out,
-not knowing who Confucious was,
Giosue did not know his philosophy, where upon,

After 72 years from radio to the dawn of television,
Before yours truly graced the face of this earth,
A soap will have its demise come this fall.
It CBS’s decision,

Marion Barry wants to have an apology,
For the term he was garnered by a videotape by feds,
Barry had also spent time in jail for the reason he lit up,
A music critic, Tim Page,

Necklacing, that is placing a rubber tire around a person then putting it on fire,
(I found this when Nelson Mandela was released,
Soon afterward Winnie and he were divorced,
And Winnie endorsed it and did allow her supporters of the African National Congress to perform necklacing to take place in her name.)

Beaming a Beatle tune, Across the Universe, is a fanciful idea,
It will take 431 years, at the speed of light, to reach the star of the north,
Permission was given by all those involved to NASA,
It will be beamed like satellite television is to today,

I met the bee-atch on a Sunday and my heart stood still
Iditarod, Rod, Rod They do Rod, Rod
Somebody told me that her name was Jill
Iditarod, Rod, Rod They do Rod, Rod

Joe Rosochacki Biography

Although I am a musician, (BM in guitar performance & MA in Music Theory-literature, Eastern Michigan University) guitarist-composer- teacher, I often dabbled with lyrics and continued with my observations that I had written before in the mid-eighties My Observations are mostly prose with poetic lilt. Observations include historical facts, conjecture, objective and subjective views and things that perplex me in life. The Observations that I write are more or less Op. Ed. in format. Although I grew up in Hamtramck, Michigan in the US my current residence is now in Cumby, Texas and I am happily married to my wife, Judy. I invite to listen to my guitar works http: // http: // http: //

The Best Poem Of Joe Rosochacki

A Dead Hand

You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealins' done.

David Reese too young to fold,
David Reese a popular jack of all trades when it came to poker,
The bluffing,
the betting,
the skill that he played poker,
- was his ace of his sleeve.
He played poker without deuces wild,
not needing Jokers.
To bad his lungs were not flushed out for him to breathe,
Was is the casino smoke?
Or was it his lifestyle in general?
But whatever the circumstance was,
he cashed out to soon,
he had gone to see his maker,
He was relatively young far from being too old.

Now evr'y gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
'cause evr'y hands a winner and evr'y hands a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

David "Chip" Reese has been quoted as replying,
"I'll stop playing at my funeral,
and only God knows what I'll do after that."

And he did just that.

David be careful playing poker with the Lord,
Because he knows what you deal with,
- knows what your deal is,
He knows your hand before you have one,
And he has time bluff you,
all eternity,
and raise you,
Till you have stood up and say you're done.


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