WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Authentic

It’s a daily sort of hectic struggle

In the midst of this half mast jungle

Trying to keep our world true and real

In a place that devalues the think of our feel

At the risk of sounding a bit eccentric

I am going insist on remaining authentic

No matter how much or how deep it cuts

Or how my SUV life gets stuck in the ruts

This is who I am and who I will always be

Insisting on as much truth as mystery

We might be overshadowed by Hollywood

With its lack of morality and failure to do good

But as for me, I will do everything I can

To live my life righteously as an honest man

 

Hollywood - Drowned In Hollywood

 

 

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First Principles: A Government Should Be Constituted To Control Its Citizens But Also Itself

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” – James Madison (1788)

 

 

 

 

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Thought For the Day: This Is No Dress Rehearsal – Enjoy Life!

“Enjoy Life.  This is not a dress rehearsal.” – Author Unknown

I am so stealing that “little wags of wisdom” in some form for part of a future poem….

 

 

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18: Love Revealed

Yesterday’s poetry challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18 was to take a poem from someone else, flip it upside down in responsive lines and then make it your own.  I don’t spend a lot of time in revision.  But, okay.   A challenge is a challenge and I agreed to put up with whatever was thrown my way.  Sure, it says optional.  But, then, what good is taking a challenge if I don’t at least attempt this right?

Tunnel of Love Ride - Curtain of Love

The poem:

Love’s Secret

by William Blake
NEVER seek to tell thy love
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind doth move
Silently invisibly.
I told my love I told my love
I told her all my heart
Trembling cold in ghastly fears.
Ah! she did depart!
Soon after she was gone from me
A traveler came by
Silently invisibly:
He took her with a sigh.

My reply:

Love Revealed
by Michael Romani

No smile, no lies, no easy sigh
No games played invincibly 
No one in passing shall ever
Take her away from me

Aww! She loves me enough to always stay

My arms give her comfort and strength
She feels and knows my heart completely
She knows my love to be true and felt deeply

Shouted from rooftops for all to see
The sun and moon, I give to her
I have shown her my love in every moment
And she knows it deep inside her heart

(c)  April 19, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Existence In Balance  - - Love Above the Word

 

 

 

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Parallel

Winnifred is a friend who loves to dance

It is her own brand of rarified romance

There alone in her own parallel universe

That moves like a poet’s words of verse

A coupling of magic and normality

That sparks its message in universality

No words are stated when they’re unneeded

And a wise man takes the caution heeded

Ballet is, at times, very much poetry in motion

Its movements small and large convey emotion

With all the grace of a well intended sigh

She moves the crowd as she glides on by

There is a lot to be said for saying nothing at all

It’s more just a response that we all wait to recall

 

Winds of the Sahara Cabaret -   Winnie Under Twin Moons II

 

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Thought For the Day: Illiberalism Breeds the Conditions Ripe For Mob Rule

“The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women — of all classes — detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion — mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.” – T.S. Elliott

I do note that even back then when originally stated that the Progressives of the world had co-opted the term liberalism.  I would refer the reader of this to what is now called classical liberalism and posit that in looking this up you will learn what real liberalism is as opposed to the dogmatic progressives who have inappropriately taken a name that doesn’t in any way comport to their standard modus operandi.  Otherwise, I am in the majority agreement with what Mr. Eliot’s quote states.

 

 

 

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First Principles: Law Should Have Just and Corresponding Punishment For Disobedience

“It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

 

 

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To Each of Us; From Each of Us

Freedom Gospel Church - Battling From the Knees

To Each of Us; From Each of Us
by Michael Romani

As for you, continue in the ways
To live this love in all our days

Spreading the Gospel all around
Turning the lost into the found

Spreading the word among the youth
Ensuring awareness of the truth

Shared scripture guides the way
Joined together as we come to pray

Reading increases how we understand
Doing our best as God commands

Effective in building up the Kingdom
We forge the links to precious freedom

Approaching life with our open hearts
And helping others always from the start

(c) April 18, 2018 Michael Romani
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White Galley -Absurd Trinity

 

 

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Genie

In learning to expect the unexpected

With all of its nuances as life is inflected

There it is waiting to be quietly reflected

With all of its magic mysteriously injected

I see the genie has somehow been let out

To sparkle in anticipated joy and maybe doubt

Three wishes are the limits of vanity

In  awe of the limits of timid sanity

Three wishes could never be enough

And it isn’t that I need a whole lot of stuff

But, that I would wish the world to keep turning

And children to be playing and all of us learning

Until one day we could all have found our peace

And that overly worked genie might be released

 

Infinite Drifters - Expect The Unexpected - Who Let the Genie Out?

 

 

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”Thomas Jefferson (1800)

 

 

 

 

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