Tag Archives: Pain

Casting Away Our Sins

Genesis Casting Away Our Sin by Michael Romani The Word of God is for His People All of us who gather in his steeple And so it is that we need again To adhere to remove our sins It doesn’t … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Mentor

There is, I think, a splinter in my eye I said as I did my best John Wayne And pretended I would not cry She would not, I think, like my pain Yoshiko had been my mentor and my friend … 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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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Grasp

Looking in from the confused but not so distant outside It must have seemed I was grasping from the riptide Flailing around while drowning on apparent dry land That’s what a deep lack of oxygen will command One minute I … Continue reading

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Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness by Michael Romani Few in words but reliable Is the life found viable Stated simply in the declarative The crucial moments in our narrative These crucial moments of unsparing poetry Slip the strictures in blurred novelty The courage … Continue reading

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War Drums Beating

War Drums Beating by Michael Romani The war drums are beating There is no more retreating But for you, the battle is over You will be buried in clover Your fight is over my friend Your path has come to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Paramount To Distinguish Political and Social Opposition

“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Pain Is To Love In Vain

“A mighty pain to love it is, and ’tis a pain that pain to miss but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.” – Abraham Crowley  

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A Better Man

… A Better Man by Michael Romani When we believe in our little lies Reason gives way to our alibis Until we soon give up the truth That we fought so hard for in our youth Caught up in all … Continue reading

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Pleasure & Pain

Pleasure and Pain by Michael Romani Pleasure and pain So very close My life has been Something of both of them Sometimes so happy Other times sad Both a part of me In this life that I’ve had Singular pursuit … Continue reading

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