Tag Archives: Pain

Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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To Find Happiness

I think maybe a bit dour… To Find Happiness by Michael Romani I have been fighting to survive From the day I was born Struggling just to stay alive To find happiness and not be forlorn I have walked each … Continue reading

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Eulogy For the Profane

The last few days have been painful.  I wonder if that means I’m growing?  Isn’t that the saying “no pain, no gain”? Eulogy For the Profane by Michael Romani They say profanity Is the sign of a lazy mind All … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Apt To Close Our Eyes Against Painful Truth That Is Capable of Transforming Us Into Beasts

“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.” – Patrick Henry (1775)    

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Retribution For Frailty

Sadists like to kick people when they’re down.   Turn to multiple forums from Facebook to otherwise and you see people constantly tearing at each other and doing this for the good of the other.  Interesting how we convince ourselves … Continue reading

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Things We’ve Said

Woke up this morning, kicking myself hard.  Nuff said about that other than… Things We’ve Said by Michael Romani Teared face looks in the mirror Trapped disgrace lived out in error Struggling past feeble lines of poetry That still vivid … Continue reading

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Beauty In A Blade of Grass

It isn’t so long ago that mental illness was seen as the Devil’s work.  I was watching a show tonight and it reminded me of this. Beauty In A Blade of Grass by Michael Romani Scratching at the walls Of … Continue reading

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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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Seemed So Easy

Isn’t it funny how differently two people can see the same events? Seemed So Easy by Michael Romani It seemed so easy Putting band aids on the pain Ignoring the tear drops Though they fell like rain It was there … Continue reading

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All the Beauty Heaven Bears

Probably one of the single most sad moments possible in a parent’s life is surviving the death of a child. All the Beauty Heaven Bears by Michael Romani Against all sense In a world grown dense A child’s life has … Continue reading

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