Felt Like Home

Home is a place of gratitude, loving appreciation and warmth.  Right?

Corydon, Indiana State Historic Sites 09222019

Felt Like Home
by Michael Romani

Moments of gratitude felt like heaven
Counting our blessings over bread un-leaven
Every step feels like a new journey
With each yesterday treasured in memory

Starting life again from that which is old
Twinkled like a star from a tale needed told
Funny isn't it how the story unfolds
When nothing is bought before ready to be sold

Spices mix to add their special taste
All the finest and nothing left to waste
The marketplace adds smells and flavor
All the best that is meant to savor

It's hard to imagine children in the way
So much adding up as crossed off in our days
We battle to find our ways to the stars
Chasing dreams to fruition, no matter how far

(c) September 22, 2019  Michael Romani
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Corydon, Indiana State Historic Sites 09222019

 

 

 

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Thought For the Day: Peace Is Not Kept By Force But Achieved By Understanding

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

 

 

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First Principles: The Future Success of America Is In the Laws of God On Which Our Constitution Is Founded

“The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.” – James Madison

 

 

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Extinction’s Line

We are, or appear to be at a defining time as to how the future of the earth will be.  The records are clear that even the most familiar of the common birds, let alone the rarer ones, are dying off in numbers we ignore at our own peril.  It isn’t just a matter of aesthetics.  Birds help pollinate plants, including food plants.  With dramatically less birds, we face uncertainty at best.

Originalia - Sandpipers Crossing

Extinction's Line
by Michael Romani

One by one, the birds disappear
Unnoticeable almost and imperceptible, I fear
After millions of years of song
Habitat lost leaves nowhere to belong
Silently disappearing one by one
We can still do something before they're all gone
While the chance of recovery narrows
There are lovers of finches and even sparrows
Who need to quietly, firmly speak with one voice
While there is still a choice
Of the unacceptability of what bird counts discover
And allow our avian friends to recover
It's as though these are canaries in a global coal mine
The walk we're taking is down every species' line

(c) September 21, 2019  Michael Romani
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The Girl Who Cried Wolf by Cica Ghost  - Birds In Flight

 

 

 

 

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First Principles: Security Without Liberty Is Called Prison

“Security without liberty is called prison.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

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Thought For the Day: Why Fit In When You Were Born To Stand Out?

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

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Secret Melody

There is a secret melody that plays in the heart of all who love.

The Soul's Spring Dream - Family Swim By

Secret Melody
by Michael Romani

A memory caught in a secret song
Swell of timbre that seems to strong
Music has its way with those
Whose ears this mystery has chose

Hated only by those whose pain
Has caused melancholy and strain
Still, the sun soaked plaza holds its secret
Held in the open and without any regret

We have to sing and we need to play
As we follow our hearts days after day
With faith in our dreams we smile and reach
For all the best lessons that life will teach

Guided by our treasured bits of history
We find our places by love and in family
It's there in our whispered legacy
Deep in our hearts, we find our destiny

And I know that whenever we are apart
I remember you deep inside my beating heart
Singing your melody sweetly into my mind's ear
Knowing that forever, you will always be near

(c) September 20, 2019  Michael Romani
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Bailey Family and Friends -  Viking Boathouse

 

 

 

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Thought For the Day: What Is the Use of A House If You Haven’t Got A Tolerable Planet To Put It On?

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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First Principles: Government Should Be Formed To Secure and Enlarge the Exercise of the Natural Rights of Its Members

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.” – James Wilson (1791)

 

 

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Happy 72nd Birthday To the US Air Force!

Aiming high for 72 years now since September 18, 1947! This branch of service is responsible for protecting our skies and space.

 

 

 

 

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