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Ghosts of A Daddy’s Duty

Ghosts of A Daddy’s Dutyby Michael DoyleSpent the weekendHoping for the GodsendThat of finding a ghostOr, at least making the mostOf finding a haunted houseQuiet like a church mouseCreeping around a shadow’s homeWondering if we are aloneWe didn’t find any … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: No Man Who Is Corrupt, No Man Who Condones Corruption In Others, Can Possibly Do His Duty By the Community

“No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

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The Tales Told

The Tales Toldby Michael DoyleThe seventh son of the seventh sonKnows he has no choice but to be the oneWho in accord with ancient prophecyMust rise above to embrace his legacyThe tales told are things quite legendaryPressing him to greatness … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of Every Good Citizen To Use All the Opportunities Which Occur To Him, For Preserving Documents Relating To the History of Our Country

“It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson (1823)

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The Dragon Finds Flight

The Dragon Finds Flightby Michael DoylePower returns with the riseUp there in the sky; see the the blood moonHell awakens; beginning in her eyesThe dragon shall be freed soonThe truest knight knows his dutyHaving had seen her wrath and her … Continue reading

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Inside the Cave

Which side of a dream is real? Inside the Cave by Michael Doyle In this slumber we call life Some prefer peace over strife To these, I find that I agree But, that hasn’t been the life led by me … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” –  George Washington (1789)      

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Truth of This Human’s Race

The truth is what will set us all free.  Man is mortal – limited in time.  But, not in God’s grace. Truth of This Human’s Race by Michael Doyle Thank you Father for loving me Making your grace part of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Boys, I Only Did My Duty; the Old Flag Never Touched the Ground

“Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!” – Sgt. William Carney, Born into slavery, rose to serve his country, America, to the point of becoming a Medal of Honor recipient commenting on his brave … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: By Academic Freedom I Understand the Right To Search For Truth and To Publish and Teach What One Holds To Be True

“By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to … Continue reading

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