Tag Archives: Danger

Waking From Lies

Waking From Liesby Michael DoyleThe life before usSeen as if waking from liesMaybe it never wasWe awake with opened eyesDanger stands on either sideWhile we choose our confessionWe can fake that it stops at wounded prideOr press forward despite our … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Magic of Hope, Part I

The Magic of Hope, Part Iby Michael DoyleIn all of the hustled hassleOf a snow-blanketed sense of seasonLife is oft lived like an air-castleFilled with whimsy decorated with reasonA good Christmas is worked uponAnd not just a state-of-mindJust as soon … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dangers Lurk In the Seams

Dangers Lurk In the Seamsby Michael DoyleIn the hidden crevices of your dreamsThere are dangers lurking in the seamsThree, four, better lock up that doorThe boogie man is coming back for moreFive, six, he has a bag of tricksWhere evil … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important of Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of the Dangers To Be Feared

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. … Taxation follows that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Futility of Revenge

On the Futility of Revengeby Michael DoyleLife it seemsBeyond its dreamsIs a transitory questionBest approached with hesitationCareful of curtains hungEqually as so with songs unsungAbout the wrongs we wish to avengeFor such things bring their own revengeOften these cut both … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: The Dustbin of History Is Littered With Remains of Those Countries That Relied On Diplomacy To Secure Their Freedom

“The dustbin of history is littered with remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget … in the final analysis … that it is our military, industrial and economic strength that offers … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: I Prefer Liberty With Danger To Peace With Slavery

“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Echoes of A Dolphin’s Life

Echoes of A Dolphin’s Lifeby Michael DoyleSynchronized sleepingFrom danger keepingHalf brained and one eyedThe pod keeps from being surprisedFollowing the secrets of mysteryA familiar echo explores the seaAs a whale’s song is heard in the distanceAnd against curiosity, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial Or Extraneous Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Wherever the Real Power In Government Lies, There Is the Danger of Oppression

“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.” -James Madison (1788)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment