Tag Archives: Better

In the Wonder of the Star

A star led the wise men to find a babe in a manger.  The wise still seek Him. In the Wonder of the Star by Michael Romani In my loss, I feel my shame No longer certain in my own … Continue reading

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Thankful For God’s Love and Mercy

Based in part on 1st Samuel: Thankful For God’s Love and Mercy by Michael Romani Giving thanks for all at all times Expressed in my thousand rhymes Always seeking wisdom in my prayers Walking this world without false airs Surely … Continue reading

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Memories In An Elephant’s Trunk

A poem of gratitude #11: Memories In An Elephant’s Trunk by Michael Romani With gratitude I share my words While overhead there are flying birds Puzzling along these thoughts contemporary Wondering how much is too temporary Unlike elephants who read … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Can Preach A Better Sermon With Your Life Than With Your Lips

“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”  – Oliver Goldsmith, writer and physician (10 Nov 1730-1774)    

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First Principles: The Less Government Interferes With Private Pursuits, the Better For General Prosperity

“The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.” – Martin Van Buren    

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Blood On Our Hands

Halloween poem #2 – mankind has the worse monsters and is seldom as kind as we might be if only we could. Blood On Our Hands by Michael Romani Our brutalities serve to shape us Though we wish to deny … Continue reading

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Letters In A Wall

Fairy tale endings do exist.  You just have to believe in love with all of your heart and soul. Letters In A Wall by Michael Romani In a thread between the past And a whisper of the future Letters in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War, War Is Better Than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)      

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Short Form Poetry: In Your Name

From the short form poetry workshop last night.  It is a form called anaphora.  These are the notes from the first notecard explaining the concept: “Anaphora is a poetic technique. From the Free Dictionary The first definition for anaphora is … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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