Tag Archives: Heresy

We Who Damn Ourselves

Halloween Poem #19: We Who Damn Ourselves by Michael Romani We damn ourselves To our own private hells Dwelling on all Of the tiniest details In a world grown cold We lose all hope All of our dreams bought and … Continue reading

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Tradeau

Funny thing about pointing fingers, when you do, for your one finger pointed, three point back at the accuser most often.  This truism seems to proven itself this time around.   Tradeau by Michael Romani Well, would you look at … Continue reading

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Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

Based in part on the Book of Lamentations and partly on life at times. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Michael Romani Dark clouds lead to deep mercy Pulling at our faith like heresy Lamentations open doors of grace Tear filled … Continue reading

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Woken Facade

There are times and places filled with spaces when you see there is a lot of darkness behind smiling faces…Sometimes in those places, you make mistakes you wish you could take back and cannot. Woken Façade by Michael Romani As … Continue reading

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In A Question of Liberty

On this second day of Na/GloPoWriMo,  we are invited to explore writing a poem that avoids closure by providing the open end of the question.  I believe that as an invitation to explore a significant question raised by a far … Continue reading

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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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Samson II

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson II by Michael Romani A time it was that had come When the Philistines of Gaza had plenty But, God’s children had next to none Save the for when the evil … Continue reading

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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Dogma Demands Authority and Breeds Systematic Hatred

“Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favor of systematic hatred.” — Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Mercy

Woe to you who treat God as useful fiction You like me should offer prayer in contrition Instead you come at me like you’re my superior And jaw at me like I am some kind of inferior Oddly it is … Continue reading

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