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Thought For the Day: Human Kindness Has Never Weakened the Stamina or Softened the Fiber of A Free People. A Nation Does Not Have To Be Cruel To Be Tough

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1882-1945)

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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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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Loveby Michael DoyleA young girl hurtsWith the soul of a womanWhy doesn’t anyone understandA father listens, alert -Doing the best that he canSilently, he offers his handShe dries her eyesWhile he simply listensTo the questions on her mindHe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Cruelest Lies Are Often Told In Silence

“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

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The Journey Back

Things of memory have the worth of time revealed in the quiet moments of our hearts. The Journey Back by Michael Doyle Somewhere in a cup of coffee Is the reflection that is memory Somehow a photograph starts to show … Continue reading

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Gifts From the Heart

Day 20 of Na/GloPoWriMo, 2020!  2/3rds of the way through this year’s event.  The optional prompt is to “write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received“. Gifts From the Heart by Michael Doyle Since divorce … Continue reading

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Wild Romania

It’s the second day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!   The prompt today is: “to write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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Death and A Desert God

A further adventure in Egyptian myth. Death and A Desert God by Michael Doyle Without ambition, Horus would quietly assert That to kill a desert god, you must kill the desert To kill a desert, requires Ra, God of the … Continue reading

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An Indictment of the 20th Century

We have lived through the bloodiest and cruelest century of mankind’s history.  God surely must be crying. An Indictment of the 20th Century by Michael Doyle Einstein insisted God did not play with dice While other insisted God needed no … Continue reading

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