Tag Archives: Ashes

Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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To Truly Belong

Second poem mostly absorbed from watching the new Mowgali Jungle Book movie on Netflix: To Truly Belong by Michael Romani The fruit there hangs low And don’t you know Life can make a monkey out of you In all of … Continue reading

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Ashes of Daybreak

Maybe it would be better to start this look at Julius Caesar sometime around the Ides of March?  Still… Ashes of Daybreak by Michael Romani Brushes with death lived as life Young Julius pushed on through the strife For every … Continue reading

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Ways of Freedom

From time to time, it seems necessary to think on choices made and principles kept. Ways of Freedom by Michael Romani “Times march on”, says the old soldier Remembering back on times bolder But some things are best and better … Continue reading

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Things Done

I have read somewhere that 22 veterans a day take their own lives.  That’s staggering to think on.  Isn’t it? Things Done by Michael Romani The things we do to survive Are things done to stay alive I’m left wondering … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Ceremony

The Way of the Gods is one of great ritual Processes of discipline that become habitual The nature of kami is that of complex divinity One that blends the spirit of  balanced ceremony With the worship of ancestors with dexterity … Continue reading

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Crashed

Crashed by Michael Romani If the world crashed to its end I’d still be beside you my friend If life was worse than death And I was certain there was nothing left Like Prometheus stealing God’s fire I would fight … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Allergic

Maybe it’s an allergic reaction to all of my tears Too many times beaten down in all of my years Always getting back up again to find myself alone Always finding that maybe I’m better off turned to stone Actions, … Continue reading

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For My Country

For My Country by Michael Romani They burned my love Upon a pyre I saw her ashes Scatter on the fire The licks of flame… Still call out her name…   Some gave blood And some gave all Buried there … Continue reading

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