Tag Archives: Pride

Hole Inside My Gospel

I know that I’m not the only one who is a believer.  Nor am I the only one amazed at the things he does despite believing, right?  Still…. Hole Inside My Gospel by Michael Romani Like so many among the … Continue reading

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Rules of the Beast I

A sort of start at a poetic retelling of the classic Dracula tale: Rules of the Beast I by Michael Romani As the approach is made to castle There is fear amongst its vassals A crucifix is given in protection … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Wren

Around the world there are nations that share a thread of British heritage.  From this heritage, these nations still keep some semblance of International Boxing Day.  This day itself is preceded by the earlier tradition of the Hunting of the … Continue reading

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Ruined Absolution

This poem was meant for December 19, 2019.  This is, among other observances, National Emo Day.. So Happy that… In my own confessional, I am struggling a bit these last few days with my upcoming birthday, Christmas almost here and … Continue reading

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First Principles: May Our List of Virtues Include Curing Ourselves of Pride and Becoming More Humble

“My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the … Continue reading

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The Outspokenness of Brokenness

A poem of gratitude #29: The Outspokenness of Brokenness by Michael Romani Lord, if you’ll forgive my outspokenness How do you love us in our brokenness? I get that you died for us on a crucifix Wounded by my own … Continue reading

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The Rock

A poem of gratitude #19: The Rock by Michael Romani Steadfast in the rock that is my messiah Sadly, I still fall victim to my worse desires Like Peter, I know that I would have lied If I falsely stated, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Individualism, Love of Enterprise and Pride In Personal Freedom Are the Hallmarks of Americanism

“Individualism, the love of enterprise, and the pride in personal freedom, have been deemed by Americans not only as their choicest, but their peculiar and exclusive possessions.” – James Bryce (1838-1922)    

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The Healing Acceptance of Self

A poem of humility and gratitude # 12: The Healing Acceptance of Self by Michael Romani With gratitude, I accept myself No longer looking for answers from a shelf But, seeking instead to find peace from within Behind that wall … Continue reading

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Darkness Quenches Light

Halloween Poem #18 Darkness Quenches Light by Michael Romani Among the demons there is history Some might strangely call it legacy Where troubled hearts are in need of friends And if you’re safe, it just depends Quintessential in the rarified … Continue reading

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