Tag Archives: Capacity

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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Galatian Credibility

Galatian Credibilityby Michael DoyleIn our leadership and our abilityTo lead is limited to our credibilityThis is something important to knowIf we are are to keep our ability to growCalled to lead in our capacityCalled to display this sensibilityIntegrity is the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let the American Youth Never Forget, That They Possess A Noble Inheritance, Bought By the Toils, and Sufferings, and the Blood of Their Ancestors

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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Living Scripture

Living Scriptureby Michael DoyleWe started church with a prayer for UkraineI can only further pray it is not in vainThe horrors that they are going throughCan only be endured by the strength of how God is trueTurning next in our … Continue reading

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In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is…

Forgiveness Is…by Michael DoyleForgiveness is…Giving up on the thoughtOf some mythical better pastForgiveness is…Where reduction of negativity is soughtBecoming free from the pain that shouldn’t lastForgiveness is…Giving up on all the rageFor a return to a more moral communityForgiveness is…The … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Christianity

Comfort Zone Christianityby Michael DoyleIt’s always seemed to lightlyHow we fail to take things rightlyIn our comfort zone ChristianityFailing to take on things needed by you and meTo the best of our capacityWe take up baptism in accountabilityRepentance to the … Continue reading

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First Principles: America’s Founding Principles Are True Not Because Any Generation – Including Our Own – Has Lived Them Perfectly, But Because They Are Based Upon the Eternal Truths of the Human Condition

“America’s founding principles are true not because any generation — including our own — has lived them perfectly, but because they are based upon the eternal truths of the human condition. They are rooted in our capacity for evil and … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care, Therefore, and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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Getting To the Photographer’s Prize

Getting To the Photographer’s Prizeby Michael DoyleIf you don’t want to be left in the lurchIt is always best to start with researchTrying to find the photo with something to sayCannot best be left to an improvised dayThere is not … Continue reading

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