God Revealed In the Smallest Details

My Eyes Adore You
God Revealed In the Smallest Details
by Michael Doyle

The eyes might be the windows of the soul
But it's the little things that elude control
Where through the lenses of macrophotography
We become consumed with our use of technology

It all opens up a new world to our view
In softness and simplicity, we find these things true
Autofocus become are best sort of friend
When macro-composition is our new best friend

The three dimensions found in a flower
Can bring definition to our best hour
A hint of color suggests itself in the background
And in that moment, another masterpiece is found

By taking the smaller than ordinary
Enhanced by traces of light, we find the extraordinary
There are amazing things to be found in the small
Each at tale to be told that wishes to be tall

The greatest artist, God, makes no mistakes
Despite the multitude of ceaseless heartbreaks
That we, the created so very often embrace
With each tear we gaze deeply into His face

(c) October 19, 2020 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved
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First Principles: No Subject Shall Be Restrained…For Worshipping God In the Manner Most Agreeable To the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.” – John Adams in Thoughts On Government (1776)

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Thought For the Day: Life Is Mostly Froth and Bubble, Two Things Stand Like Stone, Kindness In Another’s Trouble, Courage In Your Own

“Life is mostly froth and bubble, / Two things stand like stone, / Kindness in another’s trouble, / Courage in your own.” -Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (19 Oct 1833-1870)

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Story Book Connection

Story Book Connection
by Michael Doyle

We met in a moment of quiet conversation
Our talking led to smiles without hesitation
And with every further touch I now find
You are the one that will never be left behind

To me there never really was a question
Though I do admit to a little hesitation
On letting my feelings show and reveal
My sharing of the things time would tell

Like a dream's child born in true love
You are like an angel fallen from above
Guiding me with your sweet tenderness
That since we have met has brought bliss

It is hard to say what else tomorrow will bring
But one thing is certain that is the song I sing
As I strum my guitar and look your beautiful way
Your heart speaks to mind in words we say

and there in the looks each of us gives
The joy felt and all the smiles we live
Touching you is to touch my deepest feeling
The room spins fast leaving my head reeling

Like Stevie says, it's like abracadabra
Simply magical as I reach out and grab ya
Knowing you've already grabbed my heart
And believing you have since the start

If tomorrow brings nothing else but you
Then I will have seen God's beauty in my view
For you are my today and all of my tomorrow
The source of all of my happiness and none of my sorrow

I told you once I would write a poem twice a week
No matter how busy or how my work might make me sneak
And there it is once again for you, a token of my affection
Sent from my heart to you in our story book connection

(c) October 18, 2020 Michael Doyle
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First Principles: Natural Liberty Is A Gift of the Beneficent Creator To the Whole Human Race

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Thought For the Day: What I Like In A Good Author Isn’t What He Says, But What He Whispers

“What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers.” -Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (18 Oct 1865-1946)

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The Chicago Seven and Liberty

Memorial Day 2014 - Flags
The Chicago Seven and Liberty
by Michael Doyle

The American soul was in desperate measure
Poisoned and depleted of blood and lost treasure
For the sake of a war that people didn't understand
Our republic's principles died for in a foreign land

The Vietnam draft and the taking of Martin's life
Added to our society's breakdown and strife
Dream or not, when you're dead you are dead
Or, at least that's what Bobby Seale loudly said

Overnight bags were packed and suited up for protest
The pressure cooker was broiling and would not relent
Violence was brewing in the name of non-conformity
The damage to be done would weigh on America enormously

There would be a storming of the hearts of the American people
Their restless minds no longer content under the steeple
Voices and temperatures rising at the bursting point of irate
There at the Democratic Convention, held in a police state

Rebels without a job crossed state lines to incite violence
There is little doubt of their petulant ill intents
The question was, what could or might be done
About those crossing the line where there was little to be won

At least not in the minds of a lawless, clueless some
Who wondered in their infused stupor half baked and gone
Only knowing that the Draft was a threat with certainty
And that they failed to see a threat to national security

The truth of the matters were not of significant relevance
The Left would be given its stage and its audience
Grown up values or not, there was the issue of free speech
And what is not indictable will remain out of reach

The whole world was watching America that fateful day
As we determined the breadth of what we could say
In the peaceful Zen of an encircled chicken's foot
The issues were as serious as the First Amendment puts

Is there, was there, will there always be
The freedom of speech and thought in our land of liberty
Some times there is a wealth of truth on both sides
I point this out with my unambiguous American pride

(c) October 17, 2020 Michael Doyle
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Thought For the Day: Success Is No Accident. It is Hard Work, Perseverance, Learning, Studying, Sacrifice and Most of All, Love of What You Are Doing Or Learning To Do

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care, Therefore, and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.” – John Adams

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The Twinkle In Your Eyes

Paradise on Sea - A Kiss On the Rocks
The Twinkle In Your Eyes
by Michael Doyle

Looking into the twinkle in your eyes
Truth is told simply without any alibis
I love the way you hold me close at night
And even closer with the morning's light

Two hearts learning to beat as our one
Loving you is easier with each passing sun
Your tenderness melts away my fears
Your laugh erases my worries and my tears

A lifetime spent would be to short to say
Anything deeper than my love for you today
When we dance, I feel your body sway
And I have nothing deeper than to say

I want to spend the rest of my life loving you
Because of who you are and all that you do
I want to sing to you love songs you want to hear
But most of all, I know I'll always want you near

Seems that the God I worship has given me this chance
And every moment with you, I spend in a trance
Hypnotized by your eyes and your heart's beat
My dear, you are so loving, tender and sweet

(c) October 16, 2020 Michael Doyle
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