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First Principles: Morality Rests In the Family

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” —John Adams (1778)      

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Desecration

Desecration of Angels by Michael Romani In our angels’ desecration Are sown the seeds of destruction As your villainy grows bolder This side of light demands I be its soldier Better to strive hard and honestly die Than ever answer … Continue reading

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Prayers Answered

Prayer Answered by Michael Romani Waking up to another Indiana sunrise Wiping the sleep from my happier eyes Having dreamed of places that shaped me To the happiness of my beautiful family How I love to watch my princesses grow … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Rest In Peace, Biloxi Jake (d. 9/6/2017)

“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Sentimentality

Sandhill Crane Sentimentality by Michael Romani It’s coming to be that time again The night air grows cooler and thin As leaves of Autumn change again I find my memories rolling in Each fall it had become a tradition Each … Continue reading

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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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