Tag Archives: Desire

Born In the Dawn

Tales of magic and the quests that invariably accompany these always tug at my soul. Born In the Dawn by Michael Doyle In the mists of time, there is a story Of the sword of power and it’s full glory … Continue reading

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Prayer For Courage

Poem Number Six in a series on a retelling of a classic werewolf tale: Prayer For Courage by Michael Doyle Look deep – is it a surprise? Do you see the beast in my eyes God knows that I wish … Continue reading

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Feelings Felt That Night

Poem Number 5 in the retelling of a classic story of a werewolf event in the life of an otherwise uneventful village: Feelings Felt That Night by Michael Doyle The feelings felt surpass right and wrong It is more a … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Count Him Braver Who Overcomes His Desires Than Him Who Conquers His Enemies; For the Hardest Victory Is Over Self

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self…” –  Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)      

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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Something In the Time

A brief reflection on life: Something In the Time by Michael Doyle There’s something wonderful to life Full of patterns and rhythms rife Skipping stones across wooded streams And summer evenings filled with dreams Beautifully seen through your elven eyes … Continue reading

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In A Place of Longing

Based in part on Augustine’s Enchiridion: In A Place of Longing by Michael Doyle I suppose there’s no sense in prolonging Stating that the gist of life is belonging The rumor has it that its in what we love And … Continue reading

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Dragged Into the Streets

Thinking a lot on education and civilization and why and how there seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to how each is allegedly to work out.    Fairly serious stuff and yet how can a person not … Continue reading

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Implausibly Transformative

In dreaming the impossible Dream, the man from La Mancha sallied forth to defeat his quests and earn the love of his lady fair.   Or umm something like that…. Part II of Part I of the book summed up … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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