Tag Archives: Despair

Thought For the Day: Praise God That Believing Souls Give Light In Darkness, Comfort In Despair

“Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.” – William Shakespeare      

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. … Continue reading

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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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First Principles: Never Despair In Rekindling The Patriotic Fire

“Nil desperandum, — Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” — Samuel Adams  

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Further Destiny

Who are we to deny who we really are? Further Destiny by Michael Romani In a shivered ship of cold He sang a song remembered from old Ever bitter in its minding Lost without hope of finding That knife blade … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Way of Truth and Love Has Always Won

When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think … Continue reading

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Paddington Breaks Out

Truly enjoyed this Paddington 2 movie.  It offered lots of food for thought… mostly marmalade as I recall…. Paddington Breaks Out by Michael Romani There is a prison worse than a prison It is the prison of loneliness That is … Continue reading

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Just A Little Broken

Based in part on… life…. and Psalm 34:18: Just A Little Broken by Michael Romani Down at the church, I heard it spoken That all of us are just a little broken You know, I couldn’t deny it I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Polemics and Passion

Lessons are learned about injustice and how love can reach past those injustices.  Where there is love, it will always find its way. Polemics and Passion by Michael Romani Polemics and passion Caught in moonlight Tropes that fashion But never … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy Of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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