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Torn As A Teenage Girl’s Heart

Torn As A Teenage Girl’s Heartby Michael DoyleThis one has me in tears before I even startWatching torn as a teenage girl’s heartThe princess who loved me like her biggest heroYells at me and treats me as less than zeroOnly … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Toward No Crimes Have Men Shown Themselves So Cold-Bloodedly Cruel As In Punishing Differences of Opinion

“Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of opinion.” – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

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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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An Appetite For Destruction

An Appetite For Destructionby Michael DoyleI awoke with a startled coughWondering how it was, I drifted offThe Mad Hatter’s world is no longer pretenseAs I awoke to a world of nonsenseThere were poets denying use of rhymeAs though that were … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Dorian Gray

Thoughts On Dorian Grayby Michael DoyleTextured as it is in prescienceAre those things outside of scienceAmong these is the legend of Dorian GrayOf which there is much yet to sayImages that stick through flesh like a knifeSliced cleanly through the … 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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First Principles: To Prevent Crimes Is the Noblest End and Aim of Criminal Jurisprudence

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” – James Wilson (1790)

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It’s the Who of Who We’re Supposed To Be

It’s the Who of Who We’re Supposed To Beby Michael DoyleHey now small town ladyYou with your golden heartLet’s slip off to somewhere shadyThat would be so very smartTo find our way to the pine treesWith a picnic basket of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Conditions Upon Which God Hath Given Liberty To Man Is Eternal Vigilance

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Crime Is Contagious. If the Government Becomes A Lawbreaker, It Breeds Contempt For the Law

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

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