Tag Archives: Peace

Valentine’s Day Villanelle

Milkwood’s  Poem A Day #7 is at best very difficult.  The form is the Villanelle.  The word prompt is ‘tide’. The villanelle consists of: “19 lines. Two rhymes. Two lines that repeat. Six stanzas – five are three lines each … Continue reading

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Finding My Way Home

Based in part on Joshua 5: Finding My Way Home by Michael Romani Finding peace in all my trouble Hurrying along on the double Knowing that God is on my side Dwelling in this absent pride Hard times sometime come … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Never Forget That America’s Inheritance Rests On A History of Heroes Struggling For Our Future Generations

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honest Friendship With All Nations; Entangling Alliances With None

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)    

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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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Samson III

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson III by Michael Romani III A judge to this world would arise As deliverer of prophecy advised Vengeance born to be God’s hands And take back the Promised Lands He was … Continue reading

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Samson II

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson II by Michael Romani A time it was that had come When the Philistines of Gaza had plenty But, God’s children had next to none Save the for when the evil … Continue reading

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Moth To Flame

It’s dangerous world out there.  But, it is filled by those who love as well. Moth To Flame by Michael Romani The nightmares that we live by Are enough to make brave men cry Fate whispers and a man answers … Continue reading

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We Belong

All of us have something in our together that we don’t have separately.  That’s how life is best lived, together.  Joined at the soul where we belong.   That thought was illustrated nicely in the last part of Mowgli.  From … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Not Disturbed At Trifles Or At Accidents Common Or Unavoidable.

“Be not disturbed at trifles or at accidents common or unavoidable.” – Benjamin Franklin      

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