Tag Archives: Weakness

Between Heaven and Earth

A whisper of a prayer… Between Heaven and Earth by Michael Romani Between Heaven and Earth There is a gate Between light and dark There falls a shadow Between faith and sin A whisper speaks a prayer My deepest confession … Continue reading

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Quietude Reclaimed

It’s all about connection isn’t it? Quietude Reclaimed by Michael Romani Take a moment to connect In a mind and body redirect Finding ourselves a sense of peace When we take our cares and release All the tension kept inside … Continue reading

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Samson (XI)

Continuing in a series of poems depicting the story of Samson and Delilah as told in the Book of Judges: Samson (XI) by Michael Romani Staying their course, steady to fight For their land and what is right Even if … Continue reading

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A Witch’s Power

Which witch is which? Or, it merely a switch of power in the name of femininity empowered? Just in time for Halloween, Netflix releases a series in which Sabrina becomes a more powerful character than in the Archie comics… A … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neutrality Is Only Respected Through Strength

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1787)            

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First Principles: The Respect Due the United States Is Lost If It’s Reputation Is of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: To Have A Reputation for Weakness Destroys A Nation’s Credibility

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington, Fifth Annual Message, 1793      

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First Principles: A Reputation For Weakness Gains Hostility Among Nations, Not Peace

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Weakness Is Provocative

“Mr. Obama … came to office saying, and apparently believing, that a more deferential America would be better respected around the world. He will finish his term having disproved his own argument. The real lesson of the last four years … Continue reading

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Mistress of Agony

Mistress of Agony by Michael Romani Death knows no finality At the hands of the mistress of agony Rising up from the primordial ooze A rite of passage you did not choose Here we have no distanced length Relying on … Continue reading

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