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Short Form Poetry Workshop – Fibonacci- Saying More By Saying Less

How do you write a fib? • There are no official rules for a Fibonacci poem – like a season word or rhyme requirement – but there are guidelines. o For one – the poem needs to be in Fibonacci … Continue reading

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Together We Are Better

With a wink and a nod to Jack Johson and of  course Reverend Brett, from the House of Prayer Church on Second Life, today’s Sunday morning poem is based on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10New International Version (NIV). Ecclesiastes 4:9-10New International Version (NIV) 9 Two … Continue reading

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Firefighter 54

I wrote this on the way back from my sister’s funeral. Today, it is really hitting me hard.  I miss my sister so much.  She was so much more than my older sister.  She was my confidant and best friend.  … Continue reading

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On Becoming Ten

On Becoming Ten by Michael Romani There you are my true born beauty My living treasure, Daddy’s cutie Looks like it’s that time again And this time, you’re turning ten The years seem to be flying by When I think … Continue reading

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Sense of Place

Sense of Place by Michael Romani You see it in her x-ray eyes There is really no disguise She feels her sense of place She wears it on her smiling face It’s an attachment to things past These that endure … Continue reading

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Frame By Frame

Frame By Frame by Michael Romani Painting rocks With the family Peppy talks Feeling so happy Squeezing out each moment Watching what might foment No longer freezing time This love is so sublime Such are the ways Of love and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Happiest Moments Come From Family

“…(T)he happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family. “ – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis Willis, April 18, 1790    

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Thought For the Day: To Be The Father of Growing Daughters Invokes Awe

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good and Wise Government Is Dependent On Family

“[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family…[The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately … Continue reading

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My Last Confession

My Last Confession (c) Allyson Romani (2017) I stood at the back of the huge sanctuary, smoothed my skirt, fussed with my hair. Late afternoon sun streamed through the high stained glass windows, and seemed to illuminate the whole of … Continue reading

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