Tag Archives: Wisdom

The Great Fall

Based in part on The Great Wall movie… The Great Fall by Michael Romani There is that nameless order There on every life’s border There are changes to behold And with them, new stories to be told Though the greatest … Continue reading

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Earthly Gnome

A poem for the element of Earth: Earthly Gnome by Michael Romani Grimble Gromble Plays as the piper At the gates of dawn Watching his fallacies crumble Hiding within the cypre Feeling as faithful as a swan As discarded images … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Archaic

As the older man looked out his fifth floor window It was easy to tell which direction this would go The storm surge forced the waters constant rising It left him kind of breathless, though hardly surprising The young man … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Noble Inheritance of America Should Be Taught, Guarded and Only Wisely Improved On

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Don’t Invest All of Your Satisfaction Into One Aspiration

“Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.” – Sigmund Freud, neurologist, founder of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Is No Dress Rehearsal – Enjoy Life!

“Enjoy Life.  This is not a dress rehearsal.” –– Author Unknown I am so stealing that “little wags of wisdom” in some form for part of a future poem….    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Disrupt

I don’t really want to interrupt But, whose idea was it to disrupt The explorations of childhood Are second guessed and not understood Free range kids at risk of intervention Based on the government’s interpretation And where parents rights are … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Free Thought There Cannot Be Free Speech, Public Liberty Or Wisdom

“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)      

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First Principles: The Aim of Constitutions Is To Obtain Leaders Who Pursue the Common Good of Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” – James Madison (1788)     … Continue reading

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Traces of Life’s Wind

Traces of Life’s Wind by Michael Romani In my imitation I find my mediocrity In my originality I find the divinity Or, at least a spark That brings me to rest Touching the sublime When I am put to test … Continue reading

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