Category Archives: Poetry and Poems

On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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I of the Camera

It’s the first official day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020! So what’s the prompt, right? “… a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only … Continue reading

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End of the Frontier

Between the 1870s to the early 1900s, American society became a vast sea of sea change in matters of all forms of transformation going on at once. End of the Frontier by Michael Doyle The travesty of the Civil War … Continue reading

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To A Northern Cardinal

It’s almost that time…. April 1st is the first day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020.  As a warm up, the first suggestion was to write a poem about any bird.  I thought of an eagle in this time when we all need … Continue reading

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Swing Around the Circle

Civil War ends and an attempt at racial justice was attempted.  How did things get so completely flawed? Swing Around the Circle by Michael Doyle A country brought to ruin sought salvation From a barren wasteland in need of transformation … Continue reading

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Getting Your Shot

Photography is a bit of a passion of mine.  As this pandemic rages on, the decision was made to review a Great Courses program to review the fundamentals as a sort of brush up.  Today’s lesson was about equipment. From … Continue reading

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A House Divided

The worse war America has ever fought was the war against ourselves, the American Civil War. A House Divided by Michael Doyle Lincoln’s inaugural was an attempt at reconciliation The mystic chords of memory were bonds of affection The siege … Continue reading

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The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach

If there’s any one single foremost predicator that led to the American Civil War more than others, it was beyond any doubt the Mexican-American War. The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach by Michael Doyle While careful in thinking too linearly … Continue reading

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On Capturing the Iconic

Photography, of all sorts, is a passion of mine! On Capturing the Iconic by Michael Doyle Subject, light and composition Each of these open to interpretation Each of these subject to natural limitation These are the things essential To the … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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