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Denunciation (of Joseph Brodsky)

Denunciation (Of Joseph Brodsky)by Michael DoyleNo longer the young poet, but grown olderHe remained the lyric voice of his generationA social parasite who lived ever bolderAs an involuntary exile held in venerationTold he was pornographic and destroyed by an anxietyNot … Continue reading

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Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discord

Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discordby Michael DoyleThe disappointmentWas of an inevitabilityAfter all, to err is humanity’s Greatest capabilityVery few are hard wiredInto our grand designWe don’t stand a prayerIn the face of the divineEven the hand of the creatorIs open … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Kings

A Tale of Two Kingsby Michael DoyleWatching as our days unfoldInto the stories yet untoldLife is a gift for us to liveIn taking less than we have to giveLet’s not let the Grinch steal ChristmasNo snarling sneer will stop this … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion In A Family Is At Once Its Brightest Ornament and Its Best Security

“Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security.” – Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780

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Come To the End

Come To the Endby Michael DoyleYou want me to take you seriouslyAs you glare at me furiouslyWith your arms around the guyI caught you with before my replyYou flame me by way of “fuck you” balloonAs I advert my eyes … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honesty Will Be Found On Every Experiment, To Be the Best and Only True Policy; Let Us Then As A Nation Be Just

“Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just.” – George Washington (1783)

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Pierce the Charade

Pierce the Charadeby Michael DoyleOne thing I’ve discovered recentlyIs that I am capable of acting decentlyBut if the world could see my inspirationMaybe there’d be cause to doubt my motivationStill it is that I struggle for my bestAnd my failings, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Keeping Our History

The Importance of Keeping Our Historyby Michael DoyleMoving back the veil of mysteryWe remember the truths of historyTelling the truth as truth is meantAnd so providing the roots of our governmentFramed within moments of vivid reflectionTo take us back to … Continue reading

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Wonder Expressed Within Five Words

Wonder Expressed Within Five Wordsby Michael DoyleIts in the habits of faith we liveTaking each day catching what it givesOn seeing Christ we believeDoubting as we do as we self-deceiveFeelings revealed in wounds feltThere in the good reasons dealtDenying as … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasy

Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasyby Michael DoyleKeep your head on straightInstead of rushing head longWe’re always a bit short and latePretending our weak as something strongPartying on in our faded delusionThat we want to live foreverDisrespected as … Continue reading

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