Tag Archives: Fame

Set’s Legacy

A continuing look at Egyptian myth: Set’s Legacy by Michael Doyle Only a mad man would steal Those things that a god would conceal Two bridges rigged with traps Cloaked in the veil of mystery wraps All power is centered … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Talent Is God Given. Be Humble.

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden      

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Gratitude For the Real Love

This poem of gratitude #22 is based on thoughts on the obsession on Instagram and elsewhere to have people like your image or what you say or what you do without any genuine connection.  And.. the converse beauty of those … Continue reading

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Boy Genius

Inspired by and dedicated to the vexatious life of Erik Satie. Boy Genius by Michael Romani Reeling out of control Unable to console The boy genius fights Taking confront in his nights Sideways bit of swagger Sliced into like a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Give Up the Earth and All It Contains Rather Than Do An Immoral Act

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)      

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Thought For the Day: Only Kindness Shows the Greatness of the Soul

“Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.” – Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, preacher, journalist, and activist (12 May 1802-1861)      

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Saving Face

I was reading a look at what it’s like to be a fading star in modern entertainment and how too often the unabashed hedonism leads to the downfall of way too many…. Saving Face by Michael Romani Dwindling fame and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Kind of Behavior That Once Brought Shame Now Brings 15 Minutes of Fame

“The kind of behavior that once brought shame and disgrace now brings a book, movie, or a television contract.” – Anonymous          

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Famous

Some wish to be famous and seek out fame I understand this and cast no kind of blame But, for me, I wish a life of balanced proportion Not one lived like some sort of social distortion Like Leonardo Da … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Notable

There’s a rumor that it’s notable And perhaps even noticeable That fame comes to those who strive And not often to those who are merely alive There remains just one thing you see How to be famous and yet keep … Continue reading

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