Sunrise Calling

This planet of ours exists in just the right pocket for the life giving waters to be present in all of its necessary forms.  Odd how some don’t see the miracle in that…

Sunrise Temple

Sunrise Calling
by Michael Romani

Slippery as a sunrise calling
Frozen sudden in a night time's falling
Drips into drops like miracles known
Sometimes within each day shown

Climbing ice face is climbing water
And then there's that something odder
That each year's structure changes
As life as we know it rearranges

The ascent is unique as the new day's morrow
With little to tell what will be tomorrow
Melting into collapse with the tiniest heat
Shape shifting constantly and then repeat

We live and love in this paradise of water
Like the newborn children of the ocean's daughter
Each drop strained from steam to clearest stream
We drink in the divinity of this world's dream

(c) July 18, 2019  Michael Romani
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La Frontera - Sunrise Lighthouse




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Bones of A Dead Man

We can learn a lot from the past.  The trick is to learn the best not the worse and realize things, thoughts, deeds are contextual and not always the same as it might be today or the future.

Morality Monkey -Skeleton Keys  To A Peaceful Life

Bones of A Dead Man
by Michael Romani

By the bones of a dead man
We learn as catch can
That we have the power to be
Every sort of possibility
The probability of creating one's fate
And knowing that it's never to late
To read the shadows from the book
Seeing and learning beyond our look
In writing ourselves into our death
Living each day to the fullest until our last breath
Crude scribblings whisper of an old man
Mosquito bites of torture as every soul can
Sepia tone painted in shriveled memory
There in the remaining end of one's journey
Just as another, in fits and starts, begins
We learn the secret of what it means to win
When we learn the secret of helping each other
And that our deliverance is found in one another

(c) July 17, 2019  Michael Romani
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Talisman Skeleton Blues Band




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First Principles: Let Your Actions Inspire Others To Dream More, Learn More, Do More and You Are A Leader

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams




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Thought For the Day: Anger, Resentment and Jealousy Do Not Change the Hearts of Others – It Only Changes Yours

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”
Shannon Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late



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Happiness Finds Its Ending

Nothing better than a happy ending, right?

LEA 1 Holiday Wishes - Dragon On Ice II

Happiness Finds Its Ending
by Michael Romani

Not even happiness finds its ending
Despite the best intentions in friending
We look for ways to find our way home
Walking our journey not wanting to be alone

Looking and searching at our all around
Hoping against hope dreams will be found
Stories of castles and endless woods
Where the decent folks always seek for good

A fairy tale read into truly being
With visions of truth worth our seeing
Missed but found in traveling company
We claim as our truly chosen family

Never knowing quite what we can do
But doing our best for the best of me and you
Willing our way forward on our journey
Traveling the paths of the all but legendary

Speaking magic in the words we speak
Find the light of blessings where we peek
We share our gifts quite willingly
As we live our adventure quite thrillingly

Dragon's breath is spoken here
Where we fake being brave until we do not fear
Moving forward centimeter by centimeter
Circling alarmed quickly around the perimeter

Playing hide and seek across the rooftops
Struggling for our freedom cause we won't stop
Not until we find what we came for
And end up with that mysteriously something more

We walk this world writing our names
On every page; knowing not even a drop of shame
Only touching, reaching out in blessed empathy
There in our resemblance of touching sympathy

(c) July 16, 2019  Michael Romani
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Lost Unicorn Sanctuary Revisited--Dragon's Head



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First Principles: Nothing Stops the Man With the Right Mental Attitude; Nothing Helps the Man Who Does Not

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  – Thomas Jefferson




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Thought For the Day: If You Can Dream It; You Can Do It

“If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney



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Goldilocks Depth

Do you ever get lost up in all the miracles it takes to make up an average day? Or, maybe just how blessed we are to live on this Goldilocks planet where just enough is just so right as to be neither to much of one or the other but just right enough for life to thrive and be all that we know?

Salt Water Take III:  Horse In the Rain

Splash Down
by Michael Romani

Music, love and beauty
All of things call to me
But, there is one central key
Without water, there'd be no you and me

It may come as a shock
But, our Earth was once just a rock
Dry and devoid of life forms
Was the way of this earth before life became the norm

Shortly after the Earth came into being
Without anyone to do any of the seeing
Water came down from deep in space
In a deluge that began life's race

The brutality of all of this rain
Strike the modern world as perhaps inane
Lasting for maybe 100 million years
As the Earth drowned in angel tears

Splash down; crash down
Icey comets filled the earth's crown
And this is what we kept
By the luck of Goldilock's depth

Rain formed our blue planet's sea
IN all of its allure and majesty
A planet we would find as just right
Provided by our bath of water and light

(c) July 15, 2019  Michael Romani
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Kia Kaha - Rainforest Surfing




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Thought For the Day: Every Mountain Top Is Within Reach If You Keep Climbing

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay



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First Principle: Laws That Forbid Bearing of Arms Serve To Encourage Not Prevent Homicides

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms… serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Cesare Beccaria



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