Tag Archives: Before

The Legend of the Sword

The Legend of the Swordby Michael DoyleIn the centuries that came beforeMyth and legend became the ways of loreMan and mage coexisted in peaceUntil Mordred’s darkness slipped its leashA sorcerer turned to his dark ambitionAgainst mankind in a betrayal of … Continue reading

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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: We Should Never Despair, Our Situation Before Has Been Unpromising and Has Changed For the Better, So I trust, It Will Again

“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Place Success Comes Before Work Is In the Dictionary

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi, former Green Bay Packers coach      

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All Life Is Sacred

Perhaps  I repeat myself in saying that elevating one skin tone or sex over another is as wrong as having the first offense kept in place.  Love and respect for each other is what is needed.  All lives are sacred. … Continue reading

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She Seemed Familiar

The challenge was to write a poem similar to a haiku that had an element of irony.   What in life these days is not ironic? She Seemed Familiar by Michael Doyle She seemed familiar Until we started talking We … Continue reading

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The Good of the Middle

Complex isn’t it?  Good in the bad; bad in the good.  And we swear our allegiance to one or the other while seemingly never getting it completely right. The Good of the Middle by Michael Doyle Is man good Or, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Before Anything Else, Preparation Is the Key To Success

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell      

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First Principles: Keep Your Eyes Wide Open Before Marriage, Half Shut Afterwards

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard’s Almanack    

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Thought For the Day: Achieve Goals You’ve Never Achieved Before By Doing Things You’ve Never Done Before

“To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” – Stephen Covey      

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