Tag Archives: Hell

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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Broken Sparrow Down

A few couplets were spotted dancing across the page….Dedicated to those who recognize that suicide is among the top reasons for death in the United States and work so diligently to lower these numbers and give up to the tired, … Continue reading

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Heartbreaks Forgiven

I wrote this poem just now.  Please forgive the typos.  It’s sort of a word flow thing…. Heartbreaks Forgiven by Michael Romani I watched you kill your child today I held your hand and did not look away You told … Continue reading

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Price of Pride

Love of power breed ambition and that’s really not what we need in leaders.  What we need is those who have vision and come to serve the people. Yet, that’s rarely the way of those interested in politics is it? … Continue reading

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The Faith of the Grail

Knight means servant.  In today’s mockery of history, that’s overlooked.  It’s in my heritage.  Certainly, I am flawed as well.  Let’s hope that in the end the things I struggle for are remembered with greater fondness? The Faith of the … Continue reading

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Still the Monkey Grins

The world has a monkey on its back.  It’s the darkness inside us all. Still the Monkey Grins by Michael Romani Born innocent Victims to the sins The sins of the father Eden’s fall set the precedent Banished, cast before … Continue reading

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No Heaven Without You

The other day, some one thinking they were oh so wise, chose to tell me that I should not love who I do.  To that person and others like her, I say it’s a simple matter of truth.  Addressed to … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Curtain

Drawn deep from the pits of hell Is the watcher behind the half veil Blown in the night air like a curtain Never knowing his prey for certain Older than house he haunts More wicked than those he taunts The … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict, The More Glorious the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)    

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict With Tyranny, The More Glorious Is the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  — Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776      

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