All Those Secret Sins

A Christmas Dream - Me & the Man On the Moon
All Those Secret Sins
by Michael Doyle

Oh my, the hypocrisy
Have you no dignity
With all the secret sins
That pops up now and then

Hiding hate behind that smile
Meaning yes in our denial
In a matter of time, it reveals
Itself in vivid details

Right before the world's eyes
Half expected and not a surprise
God knows all our little lies
And does not accept our alibis

Let it be understood
It's for our own good
That it is insurmountable
The Lord holds us all accountable

When you see the signs and read
The warnings you should heed
It's best to change your ways
Living in repentance for the rest of our days

(c) May 13, 2021 Michael Doyle
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The Janus Gallery - Stained In The Basilica
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Thought For the Day: Times Have Change. But the Basic Premise of the Constitution Hasn’t Changed. It’s Still Our Blueprint For Freedom

“Times Have Changed. But the Basic Premise of the Constitution Hasn’t Changed. It’s Still Our Blueprint For Freedom” – Ronald Reagan

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First Principles: There Is A Chart and A Compass For Us To Study, To Consult, and To Obey. That Chart Is the Constitution

We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land — nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is the Constitution.” – Daniel Webster

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Once Too Many Times

Burgundy In Blood - The Town Friar Made the Evening Stockade
Once Too Many Times
by Michael Doyle

You there, who do so wrong
It's me here, telling you that you don't belong
Pointing at your mistake with my finger
That is, until, I notice the smell lingers

And it is myself who is wicked
Stinking in my skin like a sticky wicket
It is then that it becomes clear
My profession of Christianity doesn't persevere

That's been true one too many times
Even in my unrefined peasant rhymes
When I point out someone else's mistakes
While keeping to myself, my own heartbreaks

May I become purified in the Lord's fire
Separating the chafe from the wheat of my desires
I dare not separate myself in the gap
Knowing this does not the Lord's gracious tap

But a simple look into the mirror at me
And acknowledging the failed possibility
Quietly, I accept the rebuke of the Lord's correction
Returning my life toward the right direction

Giving back robes of royalty for garb of peasant
Living my life in the Lord's true presence
The pure church is one of the greatest power
And the one I wish to worship within in every hour

(c) May 12, 2021 Michael Doyle
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Burgundy in Blood - Burgundy Cathedral

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Thought For the Day: Let Us Never Forget That Government Is Ourselves and Not An Alien Power Over Us

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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First Principles: A Diffusion of Knowledge Is the Only Guardian of True Liberty

A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. -James Madison

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First Principles: If Congress Can Do Whatever In Their Discretion…Government Is No Longer A Limited One, Possessing Enumerated Powers, But an Indefinite One

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” – James Madison (1792)

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Thought For the Day: The Sparrow Is Sorry For the Peacock At the Burden of His Tail

“The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.” – Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (7 May 1861-1941)

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Thought For the Day: The Softer You Sing, the Louder You’re Heard

“The softer you sing, the louder you’re heard.” – Donovan, musician (b. 10 May 1946)

Yes, this is what long, long ago past for a music video…. and yes… that actually is Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame playing guitar. That in itself is amazing enough for me…

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First Principles: Let Us Tenderly and Kindly Cherish, Therefore, the Means of Knowledge. Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, and Write.

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”– John Adams

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