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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.

For Fear That We Will Fall

For Fear That We Will Fallby Michael DoyleListen to the world as you doBut in the end to yourself be trueNeither a borrower or lender beBecause debt destroys harmonyWords of wisdom to follow farAs true as truth is the northern … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Room In This Country For Hyphenated Americanism

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. …The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Children Have Never Been Very Good At Listening To Their Elders, But They Have Never Failed To Imitate Them

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)

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Thrown Away

word prompt is Away Thrown Awayby Michael Doyle Times like these are seasonableWhen life itself feels unreasonableWhat I had wanted to be for the betterSomehow fell apart when together Now it seems taking life day by dayAlone with the feelings … Continue reading

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First Principles: They Are Not To Do Anything They Please To Provide For the General Welfare…Only to Lay Taxes For that Purpose

“They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Lie Doesn’t Become Truth, Wrong Doesn’t Become Right and Evil Doesn’t Become Good Just Because It’s Accepted By A Majority

“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.” – Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

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Holding On to Legacy

Holding On to Legacyby Michael DoyleThere are some things to be saidThat keep rolling around in my headOne of which must be said preciseThat extremism in defense of liberty is no viceModeration in pursuit of justice is not a virtueNor … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is A Fountain of Youth: It Is Your Mind, Your Talents, the Creativity You Bring To Your Life and the Lives of the People You Love

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age” … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits, and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

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The New Tolerance

The New Toleranceby Michael Doyle A little something about toleranceIt’s not by majority or in ignoranceTruth is absolute and not up for voteThe new intolerance needs an antidote This the antidote or speaking truthSomething we should from our youthTruth spoken … Continue reading

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