Tag Archives: Family

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Thin

There’s a thin line between thunder And the lightning that strikes, she thought Between the water that pulls you under And the gasping breath reached for and sought There’s a thin line between love and what’s mine Selfishness and desire … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Pedigree

In the name of my heritage, I have been to hell and back In all ways fighting for the light and never fading black In the name of my jaded pedigree,  golden cause of legacy I often cite my family’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)      

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 17: Wrapped Around Her Little Finger

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 17 challenge is to “write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time”.   There is not a person on this Earth (or any other for that matter), who knows me and … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Disrupt

I don’t really want to interrupt But, whose idea was it to disrupt The explorations of childhood Are second guessed and not understood Free range kids at risk of intervention Based on the government’s interpretation And where parents rights are … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 11: Solo Deo Gloria

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 challenge is a nebulous subject of what might my state of the union be about my life in the future.  I live a lot in the moment.  I suppose that I nearly always have.  This is … Continue reading

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Coda: A Eulogy For A King

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  In his honor and to memorialize in some small way his life and legacy: Coda: A Eulogy For A King by Michael Romani Born into a world of brutality In … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 4: To Make You Whole

The challenge for day four is to create a poem making an abstract concept concrete.  I was thinking of my brother in law lately anyhow.  So, I chose to embody the grief felt by both he and I regarding my … Continue reading

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Lessons In Living History

Lessons In Living History by Michael Romani The hardest thing to comprehend Is why so many fail to understand That lessons in history tend to repeat Maybe because the lessons are incomplete Like angel wings openly spread History is more … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Quartet

Suddenly found in a quartet of contemplation I  find myself with four points left of inspiration Points of reference found in yesterday and today The other points of perspective along the way Are those of only now and what was … Continue reading

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