Tag Archives: Cost

In A Question of Liberty

On this second day of Na/GloPoWriMo,  we are invited to explore writing a poem that avoids closure by providing the open end of the question.  I believe that as an invitation to explore a significant question raised by a far … Continue reading

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First Reasons Lost

What becomes of our individual worlds when our first reasons are lost? First Reasons Lost by Michael Romani First reasons have been lost And with that loss comes a cost The giving up when it becomes Too much to be … Continue reading

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First Principles: Remember To Make Good Use of Our Heritage of Freedom

“You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams      

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Felt (The Loss of Shangri-la)

It’s interesting.  This poem started of with the intention of being a lighthearted look at the sort of a person who would look at Shangri-La an think that all it’s missing is a casino.  By the time, my pen hit … Continue reading

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Ruin and Salvation

Sometimes we find our strengths are our weaknesses and our weaknesses our strength.  Who is to say which is which?  Only in the blackest points of our lives do we ever really know. Ruin and Salvation by Michael Romani Out … Continue reading

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Stubbed Toe Pride

Pride and stubbed toes often go together in the most unlikely but problematic combinations. Stubbed Toe Pride by Michael Romani With all the stubbed toes aside It’s hard to run when filled with pride Strong words said as accusations fly … Continue reading

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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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No Heaven Without You

The other day, some one thinking they were oh so wise, chose to tell me that I should not love who I do.  To that person and others like her, I say it’s a simple matter of truth.  Addressed to … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Grimace

The chains that bind us to our dark embrace Are the chains that make me stop and grimace Is there even a ghost of a chance at second glance Bringing all of this back into some balance? Tell me now, … Continue reading

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Eichmann’s Finale

For some crimes there is never enough justice.   That Eichmann attempted to make the case that simply following orders somehow exonerated his deeds has always struck me as horrific. Eichmann’s Finale by Michael Romani Shattered echoes fill the mind … Continue reading

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