Tag Archives: Blood

An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Never Forget That America’s Inheritance Rests On A History of Heroes Struggling For Our Future Generations

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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First Principles: Ours Is A Noble Inheritance Gained By the Blood and Sweat Of Our Ancestors

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors.” – Justice Joseph Story (1833)      

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Children of the Night

Once on a full moon’s howling… Children of the Night by Michael Romani Shackled in darkness and chains Life batters at us while we refrain Toys of love have rules of their own With all the goodbyes that leave us … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Innocence Lost

Seems like a theme this year so far for this coming Halloween doesn’t it?  I guess it’s been on mind lately that some of our worse horrors are self inflicted by mankind. On Innocence Lost (In War) by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years To This Day

On 9/11/2001, cowards struck and killed many innocent people for wrongs mostly imagined, some perhaps real.  But, none of these directly attributable to 99% who died that day.  Let’s never, ever forget this. Seventeen Years To This Day by Michael … 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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Daily Prompt – Copper

Nothing can tarnish the mountains of copper canyon Except, perhaps, their memory if we abandon The beauty of this bronze mineral so malleable Flexed to the point we were no long able Thin stacks of this stamped into the pennies … Continue reading

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The Return of Prince Paris

Second in the new series on the fall of Troy: The Return of Prince Paris by Michael Romani Paris asks for the gates of Troy To be part of the games that he enjoys Staking his life that he might … Continue reading

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