Tag Archives: Depend

To Find Happiness

I think maybe a bit dour… To Find Happiness by Michael Romani I have been fighting to survive From the day I was born Struggling just to stay alive To find happiness and not be forlorn I have walked each … Continue reading

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Spoons Full of Memories

A good man was laid to rest today, as good a man as men are these days.  I offer this attempt of a poem to honor his memory in a final salute of sorts.  Master Sargent Charles Oliver Brooks, boss, … Continue reading

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Eulogy For the Profane

The last few days have been painful.  I wonder if that means I’m growing?  Isn’t that the saying “no pain, no gain”? Eulogy For the Profane by Michael Romani They say profanity Is the sign of a lazy mind All … Continue reading

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Bringer of Life and Death

The Sun.. at first thought is the giver of the warmth of our lives.  On further reflection, it’s also a thing of cosmic rays, heat that can kill, solar flares. Bringer of Life and Death by Michael Romani The sun … Continue reading

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Power of the Moon

There is a tidal pull to the moon that is nothing short of miraculous. Power of the Moon by Michael Romani The children must learn The power of the moon Pulled by tides we earn Our keep from the ocean’s … Continue reading

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Satan’s Kiss

Madness knows no mercy. Satan’s Kiss by Michael Romani Loneliness becomes her friend The only one on which to depend In a chosen profession of glory A mild confession is given in story To hold belief in once upon As … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness I

When life gets down to the fundamentals, isn’t kindness what we most need?  Like so many say, be that change. Cultivating Kindness I by Michael Romani In this world, filled with sin And perhaps too much blindness One clarion thought … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happiness and Misery Depend On Disposition More Than Circumstance

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances” – Martha Washington      

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Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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