Tag Archives: Brutality

Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday 2020)

Na/GloPoWriMo 2020, Day 5 is Palm Sunday! Challenging, really challenging prompt today.  20 separate components: “Our (optional) prompt for today is one that we have used in past years, but which I love to come back to, because it so … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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In Sacred Witness

In this season of thankfulness and gratitude, poem #2: In Sacred Witness by Michael Romani Then was a time for counting coup But along the way, I grabbed a clue That just maybe we should be less about glory In … Continue reading

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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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Nestled

History is to learn from.  Not to be dwelt on.  But to take the lessons learned into today so that we might build a better tomorrow. Nestled by Michael Romani Nestled behind an old chapel Rests with the bite of … Continue reading

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Retribution For Frailty

Sadists like to kick people when they’re down.   Turn to multiple forums from Facebook to otherwise and you see people constantly tearing at each other and doing this for the good of the other.  Interesting how we convince ourselves … Continue reading

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Coda: A Eulogy For A King

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  In his honor and to memorialize in some small way his life and legacy: Coda: A Eulogy For A King by Michael Romani Born into a world of brutality In … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: When Christianity and Caesar Met In the Arena Christ Won

“There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians, scorned or oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials with a fierce tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated chaos, fighting … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Guns Don’t Kill; People Do

“Evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other.” — Thomas Jefferson (1791) I’ve been looking for a quippable quote off and on all morning that would suffice to sum up the disgust I have … Continue reading

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