Tag Archives: Father

Missed Your Eleventh

Sometimes, things are not in a person’s control.  Every attempt has been made to do the right thing and still it turns out so very wrong. Missed Your Eleventh by Michael Romani I sit on the couch alone Wishing my … Continue reading

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Lamb of God

Based in part on John 1:29: “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” Lamb of God by Michael Romani There is one thing in … Continue reading

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A Young Girl Becoming

In thinking of my eldest daughter as she starts edging her way toward adolescence: A Young Girl Becoming by Michael Romani Sometimes her world is mind numbing As a young girl busily becoming Everything that she’s meant to be In … Continue reading

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Learning and Knowing Jesus

Based in part on Philippians 3:10: Learning and Knowing Jesus by Michael Romani That we might know Him Moving this out past whim The questions start to run How to tell about the one What might one start to tell About … Continue reading

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The Great Fall

Based in part on The Great Wall movie… The Great Fall by Michael Romani There is that nameless order There on every life’s border There are changes to behold And with them, new stories to be told Though the greatest … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is Dearer To A Father Than His Daughters

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides, playwright (c. 480-406 BCE)      

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Inevitable Fall

Despite best intentions, life happens as it happens. Inevitable Fall by Michael Romani This moment is and has been inevitable It was always looking for me My position is less than unenviable I have exhausted every possibility I have struggled … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Narcissism

There are self imposed cages Filled with private passions And with your little rages Oh, I could detail this for pages On your lack of compassion Your narcissism in all its stages But what in the end would it benefit … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Premature

I laughed with a shake of my head Never count me out as done or dead I smiled my quiet denouncement At the premature announcement And she sought to find me unfit As a father, unworthy of even a bit … Continue reading

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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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