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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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Monsters As Metaphors

Mankind’s monsters are a touchstone for the destruction we wage against ourselves and all of nature at times. Monsters As Metaphors by Michael Romani Monsters as metaphor creates the drama In a society’s psyche riddled with trauma Impulsively, completely aware … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Small Business Owners Who Have the Most Stake In Our Country and Community and Are Its Best Citizens

“The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best … Continue reading

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Meanders At the Oxbow

Na/GloPoWriMo 2019, Day 29 and the challenge is to write on the after thoughts about a strong emotion and its results.  This is my attempt to clarify thoughts I had just yesterday about the days prior and the future that … Continue reading

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An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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Chinook of the North

My apologies for falling asleep before writing the poem for yesterday’s challenge.    The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo  Day 10 is to write a poem that references a local weather term.  After some thought and discussion, I have chose a type … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, No Person Is Safe As To Opinion, Person, Faculties or Possessions

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)        

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Thought For the Day: Blessed Be the Longing That Brought You Here And Quickens Your Soul With Wonder

“Blessed be the longing that brought you here And quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.” – John O’Donohue from … Continue reading

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Memory of Fireworks Haiku

I keep stumbling around trying to catch up with this whole Milkwood Poem of a Day event.  Mainly, it seems that when bits and pieces are done out of sequence, it confuses me to where to go from there.  With … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or It Is Nothing

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” – Helen Keller   … Continue reading

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