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First Principles: Keep Your Face Always Toward the Sunshine – and Shadows Will Fall Behind You

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman (1819-1892) For something a little different in this month edging up on that day of Thanksgiving and gratitude…is a poetic thought that used … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Real Rulers In Washington Are Invisible and Exercise Power From Behind the Scenes

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Justice Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

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All Those Secret Sins

All Those Secret Sinsby Michael DoyleOh my, the hypocrisyHave you no dignityWith all the secret sinsThat pops up now and thenHiding hate behind that smileMeaning yes in our denialIn a matter of time, it revealsItself in vivid detailsRight before the … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Knee

Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Kneeby Michael DoyleThere much stronger in its placeHidden behind such a pretty faceIs a heart that beats stronger yetAnd a love that I will never forgetThough my heart is oft a deceiverI am blessed that you … Continue reading

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I’ll Always Take Your Call

I’ll Always Take Your Callby Michael DoyleRipped apart deep inside my DNAFinding the scary part is the last biteWhen suddenly, I run short of what to sayAnd my wildest dreams hold me through the nightSomewhere in the geometry of the … Continue reading

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Pinkerton Lawman

The Pinkertons became the crux of what became the Secret Service.  Their storied history is often looked these days. Pinkerton Lawman by Michael Doyle A snake isn’t hard to find In the what that’s left behind When you flip over … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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Simple Saturday

Day 17 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 invites us to poetically examine the simple pleasures that make up the Saturdays of our souls. Simple Saturday by Michael Doyle Simply Saturday Could be no other way But over coffee or tea To share … Continue reading

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What Color Is A Soul?

We’re half way through NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020 and it’s April 15th.   The stated optional objective is to write a poem reflective of the color of any particular brand of our choosing.  This brought to mind an argument brewing since the … Continue reading

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Leaving Yesterdays Behind

What matters profit if it has cost your soul? Leaving Yesterdays Behind by Michael Doyle What it is that seems fit Is often enough a matter Devoted entirely to profit All other arguments shatter The implication is clear That neither … Continue reading

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