Tag Archives: Friends

Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … 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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I’m Sure You’d Say

Did you ever have special friends that you daydreamed aloud with a kid?  What were you going to be when you grew up?  I mean besides older… I’m Sure You’d Say by Michael Romani Childhood’s dreams into imaginary We set … Continue reading

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The Do Nothing Days

My inner child likes yours more than a little, he said… The Do Nothing Days by Michael Romani The do nothing days come to pass With only their memories held; alas Kept as long as we can in our minds … Continue reading

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Window Shopping

Life – it’s a flash, a bit of dash, and then maybe it’s over before we even know it’s begun… Window Shopping by Michael Romani It’s strange all those little things That make up our memory All the flashes and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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Sacred Song

May your trails always be safe protected by the sacred song of life. Sacred Song by Michael Romani Sing your songs To protect my trail Offering safe passage Past the hounds of Hell My soul is troubled Here in these … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

In this age of global interconnection, we face a modern paradox.  At the same time that we are more connected than ever, we are also increasingly polarized and alienated from one another.  What might have been and can still be … Continue reading

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Treasure From A Book

Last of the poems inspired by watching that wonderful tale, Paddington 2.  Maybe, in some ways,  I am still a child at heart.  But, I think everyone should watch this movie! Treasure From A Book by Michael Romani Every train comes … Continue reading

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Paddington Breaks Out

Truly enjoyed this Paddington 2 movie.  It offered lots of food for thought… mostly marmalade as I recall…. Paddington Breaks Out by Michael Romani There is a prison worse than a prison It is the prison of loneliness That is … Continue reading

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