Tag Archives: Military

Like Brothers

The things done in the military grows most men’s units in whatever force into something like family.  Most of us ended fighting for our brothers and sisters more than ideals or nations.  Some of us carry the memories of our … Continue reading

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Belated Birthday Wishes To the US Army!!

Happy 244th!  Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country in this branch of our military.  Life would, assuredly, not be the same without you fine people!!      

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Inward Crash

The injuries from the military that are visible only scratch the surface of the totality. Inward Crash by Michael Romani There’s a loneliness in his memory Sitting and looking out to the sea Images explode, implode and won’t go away … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Duty, Honor, Country, Service and Sacrifice Are the Hallmarks of Veterans

“My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world’s noblest figures; not only as one of the finest … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Unfallen

Today’s challenge is yet another from a conversation with a friend.  I was explaining to Veri that years ago I had formed a guild in a fairly popular online game and called that guild The Unfallen.  The guild’s purpose was … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Nike Is Ashamed Of America, We Should Be Ashamed of Nike

“If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them. We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.” – Jerry C. Davis … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 12: Pukka Shell Haibun

Na/GloPoWriMo  Day 12’s challenge is to write a Haibun based on the environment we grew up in.  I came up with this: Pukka Shell Haibun by Michael Romani A shark’s tooth attached to pukka shell necklace becomes replaced by a … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Foreign

Sworn to fight against enemies Both foreign and domestic It’s hard to tell the frenemies And quite often erratic You want to give that chance But when you do that You dance that deadly dance It’s just where it’s at … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Lives – Alcibiades

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed both Plutarch and his parallel biographies known as Plutarch’s Lives .  In this post, we will discuss Alcibiades. Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, lived from approximately c. 450 – 404 BC and was a prominent Athenian … Continue reading

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Momento Mori

Momento Mori by Michael Romani Remembrance of death is something I embrace Every morning when I look at my mirrored face Trying so hard, it is my struggle to find peace The preacher whispers, forgiveness brings release But, it’s been … Continue reading

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