Author Archives: alohapromisesforever

About alohapromisesforever

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

Treasure From A Book

Last of the poems inspired by watching that wonderful tale, Paddington 2.  Maybe, in some ways,  I am still a child at heart.  But, I think everyone should watch this movie! Treasure From A Book by Michael Romani Every train comes … Continue reading

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Paddington Breaks Out

Truly enjoyed this Paddington 2 movie.  It offered lots of food for thought… mostly marmalade as I recall…. Paddington Breaks Out by Michael Romani There is a prison worse than a prison It is the prison of loneliness That is … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Defense of Oneself and Others Is the Primary Law Of Nature and Cannot Be Abrogated

“The defense of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defense is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be Thankful For Those Who Rekindle the Inner Spirit

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer, … Continue reading

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Paddington Opens the Street Fair

Love this classic story. Paddington Opens the Street Fair by Michael Romani Pop up stories Filled with glories Hold there place Like a warm embrace A life’s perfection Is found in that connection Where a single book Provides the hook … Continue reading

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Samson VII

Continuing the story of Samson and Delilah  loosely based on the Book of Judges: Samson (VII) by Michael Romani VII The lover offers her hand to take To Samson along the shores of the lake No believer in preordained destiny … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic Is A Government Under Law Not Rulers

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams (1775)      

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Thought For the Day: In the Sight of God There Is No Color Line

“[I] resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. … I pity from the bottom of my heart any individual who is so … Continue reading

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Samson VI

Further attempt to depict the story of Samson and Deliah from the Book of Judges: Samson (VI) by Michael Romani VI An uncertain meeting at the granary Speaks of that wistful bit of insanity A servant girl separating chaff from … Continue reading

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Felt (The Loss of Shangri-la)

It’s interesting.  This poem started of with the intention of being a lighthearted look at the sort of a person who would look at Shangri-La an think that all it’s missing is a casino.  By the time, my pen hit … Continue reading

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