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First Principles: There Is A Degree of Depravity In Mankind Which Requires A Certain Degree of Circumspection and Distrust

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 55 (1788)

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From Condemnation To Redemption

Based in part on Romans 8: From Condemnation To Redemption by Michael Doyle In Christ Jesus There is no condemnation The blessings of Jesus Bring our firm redemption Whatever the struggles had The storms pass in safety Finding joy even … Continue reading

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Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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Change of View

Halloween Poem# 13 – Ageless evil rejects the revolution fomented by his creature wishing instead to mold her into his image and not allow her own beast to be victorious. Change of View by Michael Romani The wild eyes of … Continue reading

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Master of Lies

There is one master of lies, though is ways and means are many. Master of Lies by Michael Romani The master of lies Speaks in his duplicity With seductive eyes He offers joyous depravity He is alluring in his sentiment … Continue reading

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A Dark Waltz

Returning to the Halloween theme once again: A Dark Waltz by Michael Romani It seems that humans have always craved The horror and taste of the darkly depraved Massacre and slaughter in emboldened red Play on the hunger that riots … Continue reading

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First Principles: Falseness of Tongue Leads To Falseness of Heart

“This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)      

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First Principles: Falseness of Tongue Leads To Falseness of Heart

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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First Principles: Falseness of the Tongue Leads To Falseness of the Heart

“He tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)       … Continue reading

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