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First Principles: The World’s Frowns Are Less Dangerous Than Its Smiles and Flatteries

“The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.”  – Phillis Wheatley The world is filled with those who … Continue reading

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Like Dominoes Falling

On this the 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, the challenge is to write an elegy in which the sadness is based less on abstraction than concrete verbiage that helps a person feel the depth of sorrow felt.  To that degree, I … Continue reading

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Music Like Ideas

Post-Punk was a thing right?  😉  See if you can tell which band this poem alludes to if you can.  Might be fun. Music Like Ideas by Michael Romani Coming from a time when Music sounded like ideas It was … Continue reading

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