In the midst of Second Life, there exists the community of Bellisseria . It is the inspiration and virtual child of one, Patch Linden, and maintained and developed by his “moles”. Those who live there are a unique bunch of make up a good hearted community mostly dedicated to the wellbeing of all strangers, friends and family. The challenge given in preparation of stocking a library for this community was to write a series of 10 poems. This one was requested by my heart’s inspiration.
Ode to the Bellisserian Family by Michael Romani It's the selfless acts of love That burn like a candle in the night It's these gifts from above All the little things that set things right Having a bit of faith in each other To build a sense of community Accepting one another as sisters and brothers We become one as the Bellisserian family From the mermaids splashing in the bay To the gentle spirits found along the way This community has a home for every one Whose spirit is true and looking in fun Moonlight finds its path into this town Teasing a splash of crash on the rocks Art inside the madness takes us down Into the hallow as we slide across the walk Into the side street played with perfect beat Looking for adventure felt with joy bittersweet In a world without time but too much to hold Bits of humor spackled sublime in jokes told That spill out of someone's mouth to drift Into the paid forward of someone's soul shift Formed and held together Patched into being All of these many dreams lived for the seeing The Moles play hard deep in the underground Pet rocks dance as the DJs find their sounds Ordering untrimmed chaos into layered harmony Nuanced as vibrations clouded into our cozy Dreams shared and tossed about as we share Caught up in a game of homes as we find our lair That feels like home with all the trappings of heart I wonder if this was the meaning from the start (c) February 6, 2020 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved