Tag Archives: Courage

Uncured Affliction

Mona Lisa smiled, but, why? Uncured Affliction by Michael Romani One voice whispers in the darkness Different than others given to harshness Times remembered; meeting eye to eye With the kind of truth, you cannot deny Doctor won’t you cure … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: America Was Built On Courage, Imagination and An Unbeatable Determination To Do the Job At Hand

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman    

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First Principles: Our Republic Is Intended Give Mankind Civil and Religious Liberty

“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” –  Samuel Adams, Speech at the State House, … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Let Kindness, Beauty and Truth Light Your Way Giving Courage to Face Life Cheerfully

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.” – Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)    

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Thought For the Day: Blessed Be the Longing That Brought You Here And Quickens Your Soul With Wonder

“Blessed be the longing that brought you here And quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.” – John O’Donohue from … Continue reading

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Dream Big Ghazal

Poem A Day #4 is to be of the Ghazal poetry form. Ghazals were originally popularized and written by such notables as Rumi and Hafiz of Persia.  Through the influence of Goethe (1749–1832), the ghazal became very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Finding My Way Home

Based in part on Joshua 5: Finding My Way Home by Michael Romani Finding peace in all my trouble Hurrying along on the double Knowing that God is on my side Dwelling in this absent pride Hard times sometime come … Continue reading

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Hope Over Fear

Based in part on 2 Peter 1:4: Hope Over Fear by Michael Romani Precious promises hold the key To the divine nature in you and me Each of these bringing comfort to our souls And in our worse moments, these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Effort Should Be Made To Encourage and Exalt the Children To Become Their Best Potential

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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