Tag Archives: Loss

First Principles: Do Not Be Defeated By False Politeness, Effected Delicacy Or Feigned Decency

“Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” -John Adams … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Disappear

My soul’s compass sees the distant way Of things happening beyond today My metamorphosis begins at loss On the murky waters on which I toss Over the crest of the forbidden wave I find myself in the same watery grave … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Glimmer

In a curtain of glimmer I was watching you Watching you shimmer In everything that you do If I was a pirate I’d be shivering my timber Going for gold, not iron pyrite Gotta keep lose, keeping it limber In … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 4: To Make You Whole

The challenge for day four is to create a poem making an abstract concept concrete.  I was thinking of my brother in law lately anyhow.  So, I chose to embody the grief felt by both he and I regarding my … Continue reading

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Faith Is Contagious

Faith Is Contagious by Michael Romani Faith is and should be contagious As it is shared in each story Faith is and should be contagious As it is shown in each glory Faith revolves around the door Spoken words of … Continue reading

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On Idealism and Its Defeat

On Idealism and Its Defeat by Michael Romani Too often the rebuke of idealism Can seem like only so much tribalism Each convinced of an abstraction of right Though differently seen in its perspective of light Lives of practical politics … Continue reading

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In Memorial To My Sister

I wrote this poem to and for my sister as I realized she would not overcome cancer. Today is the anniversary of her birth. I had wrote passing. I am grateful that she is out of pain. I miss her … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Memorize

I will do my best to memorize our story Living my love of life for His Glory Doing my best to be the servant of His ways Giving all of me in the living of our days There are no … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Homage

Her father was a helicopter pilot Who served his country well His homage would be under hero If I were to have the honor to file it I’ve held her close as she told the tale Knowing my chances were … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – After Blenheim – Robert Southey

English poet Robert Southey wrote After Blenheim in 1796 as an anti-war poem.  The poem is based on that famous 1704 battle of that took place during the War of Spanish Succession. In this poem, two small children are playing when one … Continue reading

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