Little By Little

A quiet take on understanding life…

Savoy Ballroom & Swing Era Museum -The Dancers

Little By Little
by Michael Romani

Today, I came face to face with Neruda's mean
As I contemplated the mortality of this being
That if little by little we live as though indentured
To our fears instead of living fully ventured

We find that we too little by so very little
Find ourselves less living than dying, no middle
I saw it last while looking into my daughters' eyes
That life is about giving all and not compromise

Until that is that you find life imposes on us all
That eventually even the great take a sort of fall
Fight as we might there is a battle we will not win
So, we might well face that monkey with our best grin

Living each moment we have left with complete fascination
Blowing our all in strings of melodic improvisation
So what if we go a little atonal from time to time
Not every word or moment has to be our best rhyme

Just that we live with all that we have to give
Forgiving the injustices that ravage as we live
Laughing our love into it's endless array of smiles
Saying more yeses to life's sweet adventures than denials

And if in the end we find that the love we have made
Burns brilliantly even lingering in the coolest shade
Knowing that we have given more than we have taken
This then is how life is meant, cherished and not forsaken

(c) January 4, 2019   Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Savoy Ballroom & Swing Era Museum -Jazzman




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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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