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First Principles: The Battle, Sir, Is Not the Strong Alone; It Is To the Vigilant, the Active, the Brave

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775

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I Need You To Fight

I Need You To Fightby Michael DoyleI’ve never had great answersTo life’s deeper questionsLike what is the meaning or how to cure cancersBut, I can say without hesitationThat I have meant to do goodTo do the best that I have … Continue reading

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In the Church of the Open Field

In the Church of the Open Fieldby Michael DoyleIn the church of the open fieldThe glory of truth is revealedIn fellowship of God’s good companyIn the exclusive claims of divinityDarkness hates the shine of lightPreferring as it does, the things … Continue reading

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And Suddenly…

And Suddenly…by Michael DoyleAnd suddenly, I was the guy on the floorThe pain in my chestToo difficult to ignoreThe daughters stood thereIn frozen frames of timeBeing brave despite their fearWould daddy live to share another rhyme?Dear Lord, don’t let me … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #5: Pennsylvania In Transformation

Na/GloPoWriMo #5: Pennsylvania In Transformationby Michael DoyleBased on the prompt and Pennsylvania – Poetry Daily (poems.com)Other children, live freely and wildAs though energized to win the fight -Standing as I stood.Said in brave silenceWith me, as though violencesaid in shout. … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Battle, Sir, Is Not To the Strong Alone; It Is To the Vigilant, the Active, the Brave

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry (1775)

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First Principles: The Battle, Sir, Is Not To the Strong Alone; It Is to the Vigilant, the Active, the Brav

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry (1775)

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In Getting To Good Days

In Getting To Good Daysby Michael DoyleTaken then in the reflectiveLife is seen in its proper perspectiveWe Find many reasons for gratitudeAnd rightly live with that attitudeNo longer wearing that intended greedBut in realization that God gives what we needIt’s … Continue reading

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Blood Moon Rising

Poem 3 in a continuing series of retelling of a classic werewolf tale: Blood Moon Rising by Michael Doyle Torchlight flows and leads the way As the full moon comes to claim the day Are you braver than me, my … Continue reading

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The Having of Something To Say

What makes a poet? The Having Something To Say by Michael Doyle Sitting here in the middle of a think Mentally stumbling slipping toward brink Wondering what it is that makes a poet Certainly certain that I don’t know it … Continue reading

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