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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses and husband to Ally Romani.

Call To Me

Last night’s sermon was based on Jeremiah 33:3.  From this, I wrote the following: Call To Me by Michael Romani God says call to me I will answer thee So very clearly If you only call to me Ask and it … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom of Speech and Thought Are Essential To Our Republic

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  –  George Washington  

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Thought For the Day: Good Books With Purpose Should Be Censored With Care

“As good, almost, kill a man as kill a good book.” – John Milton   This work may be read in its entirety here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/areopagitica/text.html Or listened to here:      

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Birthright

Birthright by Michael Romani In this day of days The false kingdom will fall Or we shall enter Vahalla An arrow of fire Shoots into the night’s sky The clash of battle as reply A kingdom built on betrayal Shall … Continue reading

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First Principles: Knowledge Is the Soul of the Republic

“I consider knowledge to be the soul of a republic, and as the weak and the wicked are generally in alliance, as much care should be taken to diminish the number of the former as of the latter.  Education is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Happy First Day of Summer

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bosom of America Is Open

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…” – George … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: God Created All To Be Free

“God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some … Continue reading

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Playful State of Mind

Playful State of Mind by Michael Romani Ideas come in fanciful doodling Free associating and noodling Staring out of life’s windows Watching the breeze flow You have to keep a playful state Never able to really force the great In … Continue reading

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Carnivalesque

There is an on-going celebration tonight in Second Life in honor of it’s 14th Birthday.  I was honored in being asked to read an hour of poetry.  Who knew that an hour is so long? 😉  As I was getting … Continue reading

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