Tag Archives: Pain

Daily Prompt – Class

The universe measures us in a thousand weighs We’ll never really understand through our days We stand here hopeless about being helpless; it’s true Relying on half truths of a class we never really ever knew Taking our journey in … Continue reading

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Long Knife

I watched part of a Western tonight after not having watched one for years.  So far two poems from it and over an hour more to go.  Isn’t it interesting how there is a poem in just about everything.  It’s … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Bell

The wheel of life keeps turning around Always revealing, never concealing What waits for us all to be found When we face the truth, God be willing There it is just beyond that veil Striking true, clear as a ringing … Continue reading

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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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