Tag Archives: Dedication

Overcoming the Flesh

Overcoming the Fleshby Michael DoyleHow then do we find our wayThroughout our present and everydayWhat then will bring us to joyThan in a buoyancy we can employIt is to live as if fully persuadedTo live the Christian life not evadedBut … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

A poem written dedicated to my daughters in conjunction with the last class in a series on building resilience in life and to encourage them to chase their dreams always! Never Give Upby Michael DoyleLife like a Rembrandt paintingIs meant … Continue reading

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New Possibility

New Possibilityby Michael DoyleA new life learnedIn the lessons discernedTaking on all the new daysAs we learn to walk in new waysOur hearts filled with desireour minds set ablaze with firePutting our hopes in a basketInstead of simply lying in … Continue reading

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The Maze (Inside Our Minds)

The Maze (Inside Our Minds)by Michael DoyleConsciousness is who we areEqually near as it is farPast every bit of memoryRather in sadness or reveriePast the loops of improvisationThat edges us toward our creationTeetering there on the edges of madnessAre the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Obligations To Our Country Never Cease But With Our Lives

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams (1808)

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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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On Becoming Truly Human

Based on 1 Corinthians 12: On Becoming Truly Humanby Michael Doyle On becoming human resplendentWe were never meant to be independentBut rather communal in the nature of our beingLiving in a communion of love with all we’re seeing Love is … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #14: Quis ut Deus?

Na/GloPoWriMo #14: Quis ut Deus?by Michael DoyleMay parents had their preferenceBut my life has whispered its reverenceMaybe they meant to play oracle?But like the archangel’s rhetoricalThis name is a bit battle wornAs a soldier speaks on behalf of the forlornAnd … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: On Organizational Leadership

Five Characteristics That Define An Outstanding Leader: There are more than five characteristics that define what makes an outstanding leader.  Of the many that do, some of the most valuable include continued growth throughout career and life; purpose and passion … Continue reading

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To Simply Believe

To Simply Believeby Michael DoyleThe Square root of the possibleOf all that we can achieveIs to have some gumption And to simply believeThrowing caution to the windTaking chances we defendMore on odds approximatedAnd guaranteed seldom as estimatedThe magic isn’t just … Continue reading

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