Tag Archives: Daughter

A Bleakness of Breath

Continuing on my semi-gothic mood, Halloween Poem #8: A Bleakness of Breath by Michael Romani In a cemetery of bleakness Down from the Devil’s house In a coldness that speaks of this There is a tremble as quiet as a … Continue reading

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When It’s Gone

My Plan B poem for the poetry month event.  It wasn’t necessarily meant to be the poem dealing with the passage of time.  But then, as the words flowed, it’s exactly about that isn’t it? When It’s Gone by Michael … Continue reading

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Heartbreaks Forgiven

I wrote this poem just now.  Please forgive the typos.  It’s sort of a word flow thing…. Heartbreaks Forgiven by Michael Romani I watched you kill your child today I held your hand and did not look away You told … Continue reading

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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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Windblown Ways of Small Town Living

The city nearly always seems to think itself superior to the country.  Yet, as I look back on my life, it seems that the country has equally as much or more to offer. Windblown Ways of Small Town Living by … Continue reading

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Broken Down Shuffle Off

In a movie I was watching tonight, there was a bit of reflective dialog that caused me to think.  Judging people without knowing where they’ve been is often the wrong choice. Broken Down Shuffle Off by Michael Romani Scarred face … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Butterfly

In the garden, she loves to watch them flutter by As she holds up her hand softly waiting on a butterfly To quietly, softly glide into a landing on her hand My beautiful daughter seems to sweetly understand That some … Continue reading

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Missed Your Eleventh

Sometimes, things are not in a person’s control.  Every attempt has been made to do the right thing and still it turns out so very wrong. Missed Your Eleventh by Michael Romani I sit on the couch alone Wishing my … Continue reading

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A Young Girl Becoming

In thinking of my eldest daughter as she starts edging her way toward adolescence: A Young Girl Becoming by Michael Romani Sometimes her world is mind numbing As a young girl busily becoming Everything that she’s meant to be In … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is Dearer To A Father Than His Daughters

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides, playwright (c. 480-406 BCE)      

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