Tag Archives: Daughters

Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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There’s Maybe Nothing Better

There’s Maybe Nothing Betterby Michael DoyleThere is maybe nothingThat could be any betterHowever bright or gloomyThe day has turned the weatherThan spending this Sunday afternoonWatching dreams with my daughtersHearts overflowing with joy soonWatching Rudolph with their fatherThere’s nothing like a … Continue reading

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Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)

Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)by Michael DoyleHas it been a lifeOr some kind of a dreamIt’s hard to believeThat you’re turning fourteen14 years ago tomorrowYou first opened your eyesTaking away my sorrowAnd bringing a million surprisesThey say … 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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A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescue

A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescueby Michael DoyleI visited a feline rescueWith my daughters to take a viewThoughts given to the depravedAnd the gracious souls who’ve savedThese big cats, who were once littleDrawn towards the drama’s middleOf how humans … Continue reading

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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Halloween: Daughters of Salem

Daughters of Salemby Michael DoyleIn the misted realm of nightmaresBeyond the screens of our daily careThe daughters of Salem tossIn their graveyards of the crooked crossHidden tears masked by blood stainsThat cannot wash away with the cold rainsIs the fear … Continue reading

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Trying To Bottle Up

Trying To Bottle Upby Michael DoyleTrying to bottle up all the troubleStraight talking never ever doubleIs something that is next to impossibleSomething of which I know I’m incapableBut, I would do almost anything To keep you safe from all that … Continue reading

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Wild Winds

As mentioned before, it is birthday weekend for a very sweet daughter whose gentle spirit and artistic ways make me a better man in every way.  I am so proud to be her father.  I thought it might be, and … Continue reading

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On Attempting To Be A Good Father

As Father’s Day approaches, I am thinking a lot on what it means to be a father to my two daughters.  I am woefully aware that as they approach their teenage years, there are things I might have said and … Continue reading

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