Tag Archives: Compassion

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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Wishing The Maybe

Do you ever have moments where you stop and pause and think on things like maybe things might have been different or maybe this or that?  I do.  Those are the moments to be quiet and listen in.  Trying to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Life Has Value As Long As One Values the Life of Others

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” – Simone de Beauvoir, author and philosopher (9 Jan 1908-1986)    

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Stepping Stones of Suffering

Sometimes we have moments of “ouch”… Stepping Stones of Suffering by Michael Romani There at the end of the day I come to my knees to pray It seems my thoughts often stray Some fleeting; others won’t go away Stepping … Continue reading

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The Gentleness In Us

Based in part on Philippians 4:5: The Gentleness In Us by Michael Romani The Wizard announced his greatness Dorothy responded with her meekness Not a cowering bit of quiver But with the strength to make evil shiver This thing we … Continue reading

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Matter of Life and Death

Based in part on 1 John 3:11-18 Matter of Life and Death by Michael Romani Ours is to live in Holy Love Here on earth as above It’s a matter of life and death And of what life has left … Continue reading

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What Did Mary Know?

Based on Luke 2:52: What Did Mary Know? by Michael Romani Sweet Mother Mary was there from the start With love of a mother that would never depart Providing in part the example for His humanity A study in relationship of … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Narcissism

There are self imposed cages Filled with private passions And with your little rages Oh, I could detail this for pages On your lack of compassion Your narcissism in all its stages But what in the end would it benefit … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24: Elegy For A Matriarch

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24 challenge is to write an elegy of some sort.  Presently, one person comes to mind that despite her good influence on the world probably won’t get have the recognition that she richly deserves. This elegy is … Continue reading

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