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Short Form Poetry Workshop: Zejel Duel of Recitation

As is known, from time to time, I attend a long running short form poetry workshop. I went back there tonight and learned of a poetic form called the Zejel. What is a Zejel? • Spanish poetic form likely an … Continue reading

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The Rights of Even the Wrong

The Rights of Even the Wrongby Michael DoyleIt doesn’t matter if right or wrongAll ideas politely put do belongIn the public market for all to hearThis is the way of liberty and not of fearSpeak up for the sake of … Continue reading

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While They Break Our Hearts

While They Break Our Heartsby Michael DoyleLife is full of imprecisionsToo many mistakesAnd too many bad decisionsRomances gone wrongNever knowing where one belongsJust another round of heartbreak songsStaying up late to catch a breakSome things can’t be fakeWhile they break … Continue reading

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Push Button

Push Buttonby Michael DoylePushed buttons bring us to griefFrustrations from which we need reliefWe have but one Father, one God of creationBrothers and sisters sharing our one situationWe should then, treat one anotherAs we are, sisters and brothersEqually held in … Continue reading

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Gotta Get the Truth Out

Gotta Get the Truth Outby Michael DoyleBoth sides are rightBoth sides are wrongIn the dead of the nightWhere do I belong?The words that are saidWhen none should speakRoll around in my headAs I look down from this peakThere’s a lot … Continue reading

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Dangers Lurk In the Seams

Dangers Lurk In the Seamsby Michael DoyleIn the hidden crevices of your dreamsThere are dangers lurking in the seamsThree, four, better lock up that doorThe boogie man is coming back for moreFive, six, he has a bag of tricksWhere evil … Continue reading

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In Mercy Spoken

In Mercy Spokenby Michael DoyleIn my strengthI’ve found your songIn it is foundWhere I belongIn a lullaby of graceI feel my peaceEscape for sin, I embraceIn God, I find releaseStanding in victoryOver things I would not doGrace not sympathyFor the … Continue reading

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Inconvenience Into Resemblance

Inconvenience Into Resemblanceby Michael DoyleCasting aside the inconvenienceLooking instead for the resemblanceIs he your bother or a brother?What happened to loving one another?Red letter moments meant to teach usEach word said in try to reach usPassages that speak to heartachesMeant … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Of All the Properties Which Belong To Honorable Men, Not One Is So Highly Prized As That of Character

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” – Henry Clay (1777-1852)

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Once Too Many Times

Once Too Many Timesby Michael DoyleYou there, who do so wrongIt’s me here, telling you that you don’t belongPointing at your mistake with my fingerThat is, until, I notice the smell lingersAnd it is myself who is wickedStinking in my … Continue reading

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