Living This Love

Love Story: Season of Joy -Country Church

Living This Love
by Michael Romani

From my first silent, sharp cry
To my last drawn breath
Standing strong as time, I
Make my life a worship until my death

To live in this love
Whispered from God above
I stand in His mercy
Standing graced by His Divinity

Lived on point in my mission
Lived in joy in this position
Ready to answer the tough questions
Holding tight without hesitation

Always ready to please and praise Him
In a world filled with too many voices
Down to my last thought and never on whim
Steadily, I play out my choices

Prayed for in rich blessing
Never left second guessing
With linked arms together
We stand to make our world better

Streaked through with pessimism
Forced forward into optimism
We join to strive against racism
Offering love and not sarcasm

There in the pain of prejudice
Separated mostly by happenstance
There is a cruel hatred in this sin
One we must fight against and win

(c) January 14, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Devil's Point -   Clear Signs of a Math Based Society

 

 

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – FitzGerald

Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, Iran, the Persian mathematician, astronomer and sometime poet, Omar Khayyam, passed away on December 4, 1131.  But not before his work with cubic equations and the composition of a calendar more accurate than that of Pope Gregory’s work five centuries later.  A tradition came to be attributed to Khayyam for writing in the quatrain format.

The most famous of his poetic works, was translated by Edward FitzGerald.  The Rubaiyat was very successful once popularized by Whitley Stokes as its admiration grew in Pre-Raphaelite circles.

You may read the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated by Edward FitzGerald here:

http://www.bartleby.com/41/623.html

Alternatively, this may be listened to in an audiobook format here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Study

Skipping down a dirt road memory lane

So many thoughts slipping through my brain

In a mental study of Autumn’s slow breeze

As multicolored leaves fall from the trees

Seems only a moment ago that I was there

My enjoyment of it still remains quite clear

So much beauty filled my eyes to see

The most beautiful of these was you with me

Harvest festival filled with echoed laughter

Dreaming eyes gazing into mine chasing after

Thoughts of happily ever after

And how it turned into a disaster

I wake up again whiskey glass by my head

Rolled over by the last words you said

 

A Study In Autumn - The Pumpkin Patch - Prized Pumpkins

 

 

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First Principles: The President Is Under The Most Solemn Duty To the Constitution

“No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions, which can operate upon the human mind.” – Joseph Story (1833)

 

 

 

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Thought For the Day x 2: In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (15 Jan 1929-1968)

 

 

 

 

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Thought For the Day: Peace Is Found In Having Compassion For All Things

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”  -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (14 Jan 1875-1965)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Entertain

Do you remember? Do you recall?

The time at the grasshopper’s ball

It was worth a chirp to entertain

But, to think of it as more was just in vain

Winters are perfect for the coldhearted

With a pervasive silence for the departed

The falling snow and sheets of ice

Go to remind me of when I thought you nice

I worked and worked to hopefully  get us gain

Only to find it was all in vain

Wounds reopened still spill blood

I find as I wallow into the mud

You sent a letter you hoped would explain

And what I read was coldhearted and plain

Tinker's Hollow -  Buddy Keys and the Grasshoppers

 

 

 

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First Principles: Die Or Be Free

“Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit — appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free.”  –  Joseph Warren, American account of the Battle of Lexington, 1775

 

 

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Thought For the Day: To Write Well, Read and Listen Often

“One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment. “ – Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)

 

 

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Himalayan Journey

Mt Everest  -Lesser Peaks II

 

Himalayan Journey
by Michael Romani

Far from the bustling cities of China
Is a tale of life in all of its glory
The spirits are lifted on the backs of cranes
In the springtime of this magical story

Mountains hold their own dreamscape
As snow leopards are the top of their game
A territorial encounter between two
As each stakes out their necessary claim

Submission retains the supremacy for now
As eyes of low guard the next generation
An unstated station keeps life's mission
In a legacy worthy of sweet veneration

The golden monkeys offer their mischief
As an unappreciated sibling seeks attention
Lost places given up to innocent new faces
And becomes the cause of troubling innovation

While across to the mountain's other side
The great panda meditates and eats
In almost solitary lives lived in bamboo
Where each journey begins as the baby bleats

On and on, China's living are revered
Floating across the rocky playground
As families raise their families endeared
Out in the wilderness where life's circle is found

So it is and shall it ever be
As far as the eyes of China can see
Taking life to give life is the plan
Lived out here by both beast and man

(c) January 13, 2018  Michael Romani
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Mt Everest  -Lesser Peaks II

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