Tag Archives: Vanity

Just A Little Broken

Based in part on… life…. and Psalm 34:18: Just A Little Broken by Michael Romani Down at the church, I heard it spoken That all of us are just a little broken You know, I couldn’t deny it I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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A Family

There is family by biology.  Then there is family by choice.  In many instances who is to say which is the deepest tie.  Biology and kinship are interesting in their perspectives, aren’t they? A Family by Michael Romani When life … Continue reading

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Caged In Differences

Another poem inspired by Mowgli came about as Mowgli seeks to reintegrate into the man village.  It seems that many of us cage ourselves by definition dwelling on the things that separate us rather than sharing in the commonalities.  None … Continue reading

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Subliminity

Andy Wharol has risen from the bin of the counter culture into some kind of iconoclast.  Truthfully, I don’t quite get the appeal.  Yet, I feel compelled to give recognition where it’s due and it is due. Subliminity by Michael … Continue reading

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A Gentle Heart At Christmas

The message of Christmas is one that is amply brought to mind by the life lived by the Nikolas who became a bishop and the touted as saint watched the stories of his saintly life turn into the legendary Santa … Continue reading

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The Practice of Kindness

Based in part on the Gospel according to Luke: The Practice of Kindness by Michael Romani In this world of madness Inundated with sadness What happened to kindness In this world of blindness A moment’s thought for others All of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Pride Is Among The Hardest of Our Passions To Subdue

“In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will … Continue reading

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A Spilling of Dreams

Sometimes dreams, especially dreams of children and other deeply imaginative persons spill over into something so vivid that it’s hard to believe these are not true.  This is a play on that idea. A Spilling of Dreams by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Marine

Looking back, a lifetime ago or so it now seems One of the things that was foremost in my dreams Was the thought of growing up and becoming someone Like Jacques Cousteau, only an American one I would study and … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Iron

The whispered rumor says the ways of humanity Rest on gold, silver, iron and a heated vanity Doing onto others has become the golden rule Serving takes strength, not the rage of fools This sense of sacred teases in its … Continue reading

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