Tag Archives: Substance

Breath Walks Through The Back Door

Breath Walks Through The Back Doorby Michael DoyleMusic is the magic of the tones we findIn leaving our troubled world far behindFeeding our core once and againCan be the breath of the violinAs breath walks through the back doorOpening the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Beware Lest You Lose the Substance By Grasping At the Shadow

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” – Aesop (c. 620–564 BC)      

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Gratitude For the Real Love

This poem of gratitude #22 is based on thoughts on the obsession on Instagram and elsewhere to have people like your image or what you say or what you do without any genuine connection.  And.. the converse beauty of those … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Corrupt Press Deceives, Inflames, Dishonors Virtue, Stokes the Flames of Faction and Ends Its Own Enemy

“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 20: Petri Dish

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 20 is to write a poem pertinent to rebellion.  Rebellion against tyranny being my second nature I have had to contend with the notion that perhaps I should just write a poem contending that we should … Continue reading

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First Principles: What Is Inside A Person Matters More Than Appearance

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” – George Washington (1783) The worth of any person comes from what is inside not outward appearance.  I cannot count the number of … Continue reading

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Mad As A Hatter

Mad As A Hatter by Michael Romani Some people spend a lifetime Without ever really visiting the world I think this to be very nearly a crime And raise against this with flag unfurled Ready to do the impossible before … Continue reading

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Substance Over Form

Based on a sermon based on 1 Samuel 16:7 Substance Over Form by Michael Romani I’ll say this with great reluctance Samuel might have been king But he was all style, no substance Israel waited for David to bring Those … Continue reading

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