Tag Archives: Youth

Hurts To Be Human

Another lousy day misspent… but hey.. a poem.. Hurts To Be Human by Michael Romani It hurts to be human It’s human to feel hurt Capturing this in the moment Filled with grief and torment The annals of our history … Continue reading

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Art and the Box Office

Is the art of Broadway or a movie measured by box office or by other standards? Art and the Box Office by Michael Romani It may seem a bit of artifice To say that art isn’t measured by the box … Continue reading

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Pig Faced Penelope

Inspired by a movie shared with someone very special to me as a movie that is very special to her… Pig Faced Penelope by Michael Romani A slap on the face to high society Trapped on trappings of notoriety The … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is of More Importance For Our Nation’s Well-Being Than To Form and Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

“… (N)othing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue…. I think also, general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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Legacy Rehashed

Sort of random with a bit of truth in the cervices: Legacy Rehashed by Michael Romani If we could drag the future Out into the past If feelings could somehow nurture All the things that didn’t last If we could … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Blind

There are none so fully blind As those who think they truly see Beyond the illusions of our minds Into the unfiltered and pure reality Losing those things that make up conscience As we stand here blinded by science Somehow … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Index

She asked me to index the reasons why Clear evidence for God seems in short supply But she should believe in Him anyhow And though patient, she wanted these reasons now She told me of her friend who was her … Continue reading

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Resonance of Youth

Resonance of Youth by Michael Romani The angst felt In the hand dealt Was both deadly and dreamy While awkwardly steamy Remembering those days And all of our crazy ways Can be a semi-poetic meditation Too often subject to repetition … Continue reading

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