Tag Archives: Reflection

First Principle: At Special Times and After Cool, Deliberate Thinking, The Real Voice of the People May Be Known

“It is on great occasions only, and after time has been given for cool and deliberate reflection, that the real voice of the people can be known.” – George Washington, letter to Edward Carrington, 1796      

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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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On Breaking Free

1 Kings 19:1-21 On Breaking Free by Michael Romani Coming into the presence with thanksgiving Finding the Lord helps my everyday living Standing in the garden looking at morning dew And thinking on all that I must endure and do … Continue reading

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Word Prompt – Flat

Gray skies And flat surf In a surfer’s eyes Have dismal worth To others These can be reflective Our earthbound sisters and brothers Favoring the contemplative But to me, it’s a nightmare Of sorts… that surfers share Still the ocean … Continue reading

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Pray Without Ceasing

Based on Philippians 4:6-7: Pray Without Ceasing by Michael Romani Being anxious for nothing As we pray on all things Always without ceasing And ever increasing Living an attitude of prayer Keeping God’s presence there Wrapped up in moments Releasing us … Continue reading

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To Obey God

2 Corinthians 10:5 : “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” To Obey God by Michael Romani Changing the world … Continue reading

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Dreamily Dreaming

And sometimes, even I get blessed … Dreamily Dreaming by Michael Romani There’s no small change In the love that you give Instead, there’s an uneven exchange In what we each forgive In your example, I learn your ways Offered … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror…

Some people amuse.  Others are a muse… by birth. The lady asked me for a poem to match her beautiful photograph.  This was the best, I could do. Mirror, Mirror… by Michael Romani There she was sitting beside the ocean … Continue reading

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First Principles: Stay Strong Even In Distress

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Infect

In life, if we stop just long enough to inspect We find so little is needed to reflect and infect Just a little bit of color brings a nice touch One that is often needed and needed much Like a … Continue reading

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