Tag Archives: Illusions

Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Window

Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Windowby Michael DoyleThere was a time as a younger manWhen life excited me as it no longer canThat I would climb up into that buildingA hotel in which bargains were no longer yieldingThe … Continue reading

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Making A Difference In Possible End Days Blues

Making A Difference In Possible End Days Bluesby Michael DoyleDetermined that I am going to make a differenceHolding my head up high but still in reverenceAs I am making way through 2020’s day to daySpending my soul’s debt down, giving … Continue reading

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First Principles: Humanity Naturally Indulges False Hope While Shutting Our Eyes to Painful Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry, … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Blind

There are none so fully blind As those who think they truly see Beyond the illusions of our minds Into the unfiltered and pure reality Losing those things that make up conscience As we stand here blinded by science Somehow … Continue reading

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Once In A Life

The luck of the draw I suppose? ….. Once In A Life by Michael Romani Here on the banks of once upon I gazed on you and you were gone My lifesong Savage rumors shared together Truest meaning; worse or … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 20: Petri Dish

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 20 is to write a poem pertinent to rebellion.  Rebellion against tyranny being my second nature I have had to contend with the notion that perhaps I should just write a poem contending that we should … Continue reading

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The Howling Man

In a continuation of my promise to my eldest princess and based on The Twilight Zone, Season 2: Episode 5: The Howling Man by Michael Romani It seems that life will always have its frustrations Some that lead us into … Continue reading

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First Principles: Wise Men Seek After Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Civilized Life Is Based On Illusions In Which We Collaborate

“Civilized life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is, we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.”  … Continue reading

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