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The ABCDerian of Modern Life

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 19’s challenge is to write a ABCDerian.  Here’s my attempt: The ABCDerian of Modern Life by Michael Romani Alphabet soup served as Breakfast that day Cereal having been ate Deliciously the other day Edible as these are Few … Continue reading

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To Be Crucified

Based in part on Mark 14:43-15:20: To Be Crucified by Michael Romani Testimony no matter how persistent Becomes question when it’s inconsistent Because of this we should speak plainly When telling of the fulfillment of prophecy So it was in … Continue reading

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Like Dominoes Falling

On this the 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, the challenge is to write an elegy in which the sadness is based less on abstraction than concrete verbiage that helps a person feel the depth of sorrow felt.  To that degree, I … Continue reading

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For the Love of Mom

The subject of Day 16 of Na/GloPoWriMo‘s challenge is to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.  Far be it from me to ever really consider my mom or any mom that I … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … 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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Breathe the Legacy

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day Four challenge is to write a sad poem.   That’s easy enough to do this time around.  Someone who is increasingly important to me beyond nearly all measure of my meager words recently lost someone.  I can … Continue reading

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A Parchment To Write On

Today, April 1, 2019, marks the beginning of the annual National/Global Poetry Writing Month.  The first gauntlet flung down is to write a poem based on the idea of making something.  A friend suggested parchment.  This became to me how … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Something

Out there in the Hundred Acre Woods, there are a lot of tales to be told.  Some happy and filled with joy.  Some are bittersweet such as the feelings that come at childhood’s end… The Very Best of Something by … Continue reading

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A Study On Passover

Some have accused me of being a fool for God…. To them, I reply.  Why yes, thank you, I am… but I am your fool.  Dedicated to God and to serving my fellow humanity.   It matters not how little … Continue reading

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