Tag Archives: Overcome

In What We Do

Allegiance made, let us live our lives in accord with our beliefs.  This poem is based in part on John 16:33: In What We Do by Michael Doyle In Christ, we find our peace While the world has its tribulation … Continue reading

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To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Count Him Braver Who Overcomes His Desires Than Him Who Conquers His Enemies; For the Hardest Victory Is Over Self

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self…” –  Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)      

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To Find Peace

Based in part on Book of Philippians 4:4-7 : To Find Peace by Michael Romani This world is filled with turmoil Where tempers find their boil And peace is so hard to find How did do we leave this behind … Continue reading

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If We Would Wish To Heal

Playing a bit of catch up from yesterday in that my life changed dramatically and not for the better, I am combining the sixth day of Na/GloPoWriMo’s goal of a poem about if and the woulds, coulds, and shoulds of … Continue reading

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Kyrielle of Empowerment

The Milkwood Poem A Day #10 is the Kyrielle.  The word prompt for day 10 is ‘element’. “Kyrielle is a French form inspired by a Christian devotional tradition, the Kyrie.” “Like that call-and-response liturgical form, the kyrielle poem has a … Continue reading

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Adapt, Survive and Overcome

Life is filled with challenges and adversities to meet and hopefully overcome.  That came to mind as I was watching Mowgli.  From those thoughts: Adapt, Survive and Overcome by Michael Romani Adapt, survive And overcome Run, boy, run Adapt, feel … Continue reading

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We Hide

I don’t think it is too controversial to presuppose that each of us has at least a little dark side to us.  That seemed like a topic right for this Halloween season. We Hide by Michael Romani The monsters that … Continue reading

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Saving Face

I was reading a look at what it’s like to be a fading star in modern entertainment and how too often the unabashed hedonism leads to the downfall of way too many…. Saving Face by Michael Romani Dwindling fame and … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 5: To Be me, Not You

Day 5 arrived yesterday about the same time that I upped my running (albeit at a very slow pace) to an hour of running.  There’s my excuse and I’m keeping with it.  It’s hard to write a new poem when … Continue reading

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