Tag Archives: Reason

First Principles: Matters of Faith Must Be Left To the Conviction and Conscience of Every Person

“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” … Continue reading

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Hope In Love Becomes A Battlefield

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 22 challenges us to write a poem engaging another art form.  For me, it took but a moment to realize I would take on Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture.  Many reasons behind this I suppose, but, the largest of … Continue reading

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Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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Hello Brother

Hatred stokes the fear that burns across our world in random outcroppings of rage and destruction.  That being said, to take away the people’s right to bear arms and defend themselves seems like an ill thought out consequence, Madam Prime … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Force Like Fire, A Dangerous Servant and Fearful Master

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington    

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Heartbreaks Forgiven

I wrote this poem just now.  Please forgive the typos.  It’s sort of a word flow thing…. Heartbreaks Forgiven by Michael Romani I watched you kill your child today I held your hand and did not look away You told … Continue reading

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Your Knight and Vagabond

Conversation starter kept on a echo of same things said.  Mostly, I suppose cause it’s what’s stuck in my head lately.  How does one move beyond square one when to move requires another to have the confidence needed to make … Continue reading

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In The Truth of Murder

It’s said that Agatha Christie went missing for a short period of time and that no one has ever fully explained this… In The Truth of Murder by Michael Romani The best of tales start at the beginning Where we … Continue reading

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Three Card Monte

Mostly shills or marks, there’s something wrong with the world today… Three Card Monte by Michael Romani We see it play out on the street Where each of us should gladly greet Our neighbors not as strangers but friends God … Continue reading

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The Beauty of A Closed Door

Not every answered prayer is best answered with a yes.  Still, there is a lot to be said about persistence, isn’t there? The Beauty of A Closed Door by Michael Romani Standing at the crossed paths of life There are … Continue reading

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