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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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First Principles: Can the Liberties of A Nation Be Secure When The Conviction That the Liberties Are A Gift From God?

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Taking the Bible As Their Only Law Would Be Obliged In Conscience To Temperance, Frugality, Industry, Justice, Kindness and Charity Toward Mankind and To Piety

“Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Liberties Are A Gift From God

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to … Continue reading

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An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Master of Slaves Is A Petty Tyrant Bringing Judgment of Heaven On Their Nations

“Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgement of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes … Continue reading

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Samson (X)

Continuing in the retelling of the story of Samson and Delilah as told in The Book of Judges: Samson (X) by Michael Romani X It is as it must That God’s wrath is just To watch his people die Or leave … Continue reading

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Samson IX

Continuing the story of Samson and Delilah as told in the Book of Judges: Samson (IX) by Michael Romani In the rocky passage of history There are signs of Divine certainty When God’s voice has spoken clear Stilling waters and calming … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Greater Love Than to Lay Down One’s Life For Friends

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:12-14 This then is the only knee that should ever be taken.  To do otherwise is nothing but utter disrespect for all who have … Continue reading

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Polemics and Passion

Lessons are learned about injustice and how love can reach past those injustices.  Where there is love, it will always find its way. Polemics and Passion by Michael Romani Polemics and passion Caught in moonlight Tropes that fashion But never … Continue reading

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