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Prayer For Courage

Poem Number Six in a series on a retelling of a classic werewolf tale: Prayer For Courage by Michael Doyle Look deep – is it a surprise? Do you see the beast in my eyes God knows that I wish … Continue reading

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Our Finest Hour

At this stage of American history, we advanced onto the world stage having no real choice but to fight a war on multiple fronts in World War II and rather self consciously becoming a, if not the, world leader in … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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Rules of the Beast II

A poetic retelling of Dracula continues…. Rules of the Beast II by Michael Romani Fresh blood can be so invigorating As the new day’s path is exhilarating Ghostly mirages are fleeting in sight Proofs of things that fill the night … Continue reading

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Rules of the Beast I

A sort of start at a poetic retelling of the classic Dracula tale: Rules of the Beast I by Michael Romani As the approach is made to castle There is fear amongst its vassals A crucifix is given in protection … Continue reading

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Halloween Is Coming

October 1st.  It must be a day for many things.  But as the night comes to an end, felt like an old friend, I feel Halloween coming on… Halloween Is Coming by Michael Romani In the distance, I hear the … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Apt To Close Our Eyes Against Painful Truth That Is Capable of Transforming Us Into Beasts

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry (1775)    

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Straight Up, No Chaser

I am so far down right now that my chin up is just going to have to wait for some other day. Straight Up, No Chaser by Michael Romani Straight up, no chaser I know I can’t replace her I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make the World A World A Little Better For Our Presence Through Tolerance, Charity, Temperance, Peace and Kindliness

“I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one’s weight on the scale of … Continue reading

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