Finding A Seat At the Table

Mysterious Paradise  - Banyan Way
Finding A Seat At the Table
by Michael Doyle

Finding a seat at the table
Such as it is and the best we're able
Begins with a story of circumstance
In which every effort acts to enhance

The dreams that come in planting trees
The roots of which are in what we please
To achieve, overcome, and inspire
And in so doing, set the world on fire

Believing in the power of change
As butterfly wings spread to rearrange
The entire world within a water drop
That brings its journey that cannot stop

Every woman and every man
Can bring a better life as all can
Every step is life that is taken
Should be taken with courage that cannot be shaken

This is the path that we must walk
Summoning the words needed as we talk
About channeling the joy needed
By two sides of the coin that we've pleaded

Planting the seeds under which we'll never sit
Passing on lessons never meant to forget
It's never in our nature to be fully satisfied
But when it's over, never let it be said that we never tried

(c) June 29, 2022 Michael Doyle
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Two Moon Paradise - Banyan House Seahorse

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Thought For the Day: Self-Defense Is A Part of the Law of Nature; Nor Can It Be Denied the Community, Even Against the King Himself

“Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” – William Barclay (1546-1608)

Clearly this is a long established principle that deserves being protected.

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First Principles: A Sacred Respect For the Constitutional Law Is the Vital Principle, the Sustaining Energy of A Free Government

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” – Alexander Hamilton (1794)

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First Principles: On Every Question of Construction Carry Ourselves Back To the Time When the Constitution Was Adopted, Recollect the Spirit Manifested In the Debates

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” – Thomas Jefferson (1823)

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Thought For the Day: The Happiest Is the Person Who Suffers the Least Pain; the Most Miserable Who Enjoys the Least Pleasure

“The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (28 Jun 1712-1778)

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Holistic Commitment

Luane's Magical World - What's Love Got To Do With It?
Holistic Commitment
by Michael Doyle

There is no real culture of life
Without the culture of married family
Here in this world filled with strife
This is not just an empty homily

But a call for holistic commitment
To which there should be no resentment
But a desire to live life right
And cling to good principles holding them tight

Candles lit in darkness in search of hope
For too many feeling they're at end of rope
Walking away is an act of chilled violence
This must be spoken against the silence

All life is sacred, I repeat again
There is nothing righteous in those who pretend
That the death of innocence fixes anything
It only brings a cloud of darkness to everything

Each child born is a blessing in experience
There is this chance to make good difference
Bringing love to a loveless world filled with cold
Every child's life is a miracle waiting to unfold

It's a harsh brutality to kill the most vulnerable
Because of a brash irresponsibility by the fully capable
For those less capable support should be there
So that there is hope to replace the baseless fears

There is a conversation to be had about abuse
And a rejection for those who treat others like refuse
Pregnancy care does not end at the moment of birth
Not if we intend a better place on this earth

(c) June 27, 2022 Michael Doyle
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Luane's Magical World - The General Meeting of Bunnies Will Come To Order....

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Thought For the Day: Love Is the Only Force Capable of Transforming An Enemy Into A Friend

“Love is the only Force Capable of Transforming An Enemy Into A Friend” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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First Principles: Public Virtue Cannot Exist In A Nation Without Private, and Public Virtue Is the Only Foundation of Republics

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions.” – John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776

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Changing the Narrative

Autumn  Dreams -To Dream of Ours Being A Never Ending Story
Changing the Narrative
by Michael Doyle

It's the heart of the matter
To stand firm and not shatter
From the first heart's beat
We are born to find our feet

To save a life, we do as we can
Listening gently offering our hand
Made in the likeness, we advocate
Loving well instead of leaving to fate

From generation to generation, we pass on
The inheritance of our fathers, until we're gone
Living life through the firm tickles
As the foundation of getting us out of pickles

Broken as we are, we pursue the ends of truth
Keeping our eyes focused from our youth
Being careful of whom we share our dreams
Even a coat of many colors comes apart at the seams

Staying the course will get us down the road
Keeping our faith as the game of life unfolds
Sharing the blessings that have come before
With the spirit of an eagle, until our souls soar

Each of us is tasked with our responsibility
To take care of the fullness of our family
Let the eyes of the faithful wake to see
All the possibilities that might yet be

In these moments, spent quiet and reflective
Let's pray to find the even better perspective
Waking to the fullness of our crystal vision
Let's renew the hopes of our lives' mission

When things don't work, we need to find change
Giving up the old to receive the new and strange
Learning needed lessons to find this in the new
Maybe the best of grace find the feel of more true

Obsessing over things that are out of our control
We bring unneeded troubles to curse our souls
When we need to find ourselves to becoming capable
We need to work out that our hands remain able

To break the generational curse is a matter of choice
It remains so in our decision when spoken in our voice
Rallying strength to do as we've known that we must
To make the needed changes and live life in deep trust

Bringing blessings to each new founded generation
Living the love needed by those who hold us in veneration
All of our struggles find healing in our hands
And are best lived in accordance with God's good plans

Let those who have ears, take a chance and hear
Leaving false doubt and walking without fear
Changing our ways to do things a bit different
Keeping things humble and living more reverent

(c) June 26, 2022 Michael Doyle
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The Nature Collective at SL19B

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First Principles: The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Against Such Things There Is No Law

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

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