Tag Archives: Fire

First Principles: Happy Patriots Day 2019!

“Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here.” – Captain John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on sighting British troops on this day in 1775 The first shots of the … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Notre Dame

In memory of the burning of Notre Dame 04/2019 and as originally posted on my Flickr account: In Remembrance of Notre Dame by Michael Romani Standing there in the center of the ancient cityGloriously symbolic in its early beloved pietyThe … Continue reading

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Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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Lost In the Sound

Some days, I miss the bad ole days of playing music and thinking that was where my journey would always lead. Lost In the Sound by Michael Romani Taking all All in stride Taken for A wild ride Taken too … Continue reading

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First Principles: Never Despair In Rekindling The Patriotic Fire

“Nil desperandum, — Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” — Samuel Adams  

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To Harvest the Wind: School Daze

Part I in a series under development: To Harvest the Wind: School Daze by Michael Romani I. A breeze touches the savanna grass As the tribesmen dance in a pass Harvesting corn; some barely living This harsh life can be … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Force Like Fire, A Dangerous Servant and Fearful Master

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington    

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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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Paddington Opens the Street Fair

Love this classic story. Paddington Opens the Street Fair by Michael Romani Pop up stories Filled with glories Hold there place Like a warm embrace A life’s perfection Is found in that connection Where a single book Provides the hook … Continue reading

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Questioning Prayers

From time to time, a soul is shaken into questioning things even convictions firmly held. Questioning Prayers by Michael Romani Questioning prayers Questioning the Divine Caught in emotional snares Laid like cerebral landmines Poems to all its owed To dreams … Continue reading

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