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About alohapromisesforever

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

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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Thought For the Day: Curtailing Free Speech Strikes Twice At Intellectual Freedom

“To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views necessarily deprives others of the right to listen to those views.” – C. Van Woodward (1908-1999)      

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First Principles: The President Is To Periodically Report On the State of the Union Along With His Recommendations

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” – Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution … Continue reading

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Streets Made of Marmalade

A truly wonderful story for children of all ages.  This is my small tribute to a tale that I probably love  more than I should. Streets Made of Marmalade by Michael Romani Rather small Rather sneezy As you’ll recall It’s … Continue reading

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Samson V

Continuing the tale in poetic form and based on the Book of Judges: Samson by Michael Romani V Too often living by pleasure and whim Seeing only what is in front of him Yet, still the living God is within … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Active Executive Is Essential To Good Government

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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