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First Principles: Of Those Who Have Overturned Republican Liberty, Most Have Begun By Courting the People and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)      

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Fade To Black

Halloween Poem #25: Fade To Black by Michael Romani We shared our goodbyes at hallowed grave To the one that we could not save Then sat ourselves in shadowed room Almost welcoming our mournful gloom There was a time shared … Continue reading

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Given To the Fire

Halloween Poem #24: Given To the Fire by Michael Romani Gazing on the precious cross Given to the fire with a toss One soul stood itself alone But, oh so, very lost and alone As if her heart were suddenly … Continue reading

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Let Your World End

Halloween Poem #23: Let Your World End by Michael Romani Mother, can you forgive your son For all of the ungodly things That I have self-righteously done And for all of the pain that it brings As you call me … Continue reading

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Taken Path

Halloween Poem #22: Taken Path by Michael Romani Even we who make our own heaven and hell Cannot evade that most singular of details That the chosen Wolf of God is our prophecy A singular enemy that is our owned … Continue reading

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Darkness Quenches Light

Halloween Poem #18 Darkness Quenches Light by Michael Romani Among the demons there is history Some might strangely call it legacy Where troubled hearts are in need of friends And if you’re safe, it just depends Quintessential in the rarified … Continue reading

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Death Under the Moon

Halloween Poem #16: Death Under the Moon by Michael Romani With our demons friended All light has ended We walk in the darkness Keenly aware of our harshness Such is the power and insistence That good gives way without resistance … Continue reading

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Desire At the End of Days

Halloween Poem #12: Desire At the End of Days by Michael Romani At the end of days When evil walks and dragons slay The fallen angels will have the rule In absolute dominion over fools Drink this down with whiskey … Continue reading

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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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Ways of Survival

In the long and short of it, life is really about survival. Ways of Survival by Michael Romani And so at once, we reach our arrival That everything that happens is about survival Each Fall we are reminded of this … Continue reading

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