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First Principles: No County On Earth Ever Had More In Its Power To Attain These Blessings Than United America

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from … Continue reading

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A Gaelic King

A Gaelic Kingby Michael DoyleIn 700 AD, the Picts and the Gaels divided ScotlandAs if that were something natural to commandNo force on Earth could unite these kingdomsTo think that possible is sheer bedlamThe impossible doesn’t stop hearts from tryingBut … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Contest Is Not Only Whether We…Shall Be Free, But Whether There Shall Be Left To Mankind An Asylum On Earth For Civil and Religious Liberty

“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” – Samuel Adams, in Speech at the State … Continue reading

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In What We Do

Allegiance made, let us live our lives in accord with our beliefs.  This poem is based in part on John 16:33: In What We Do by Michael Doyle In Christ, we find our peace While the world has its tribulation … Continue reading

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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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Thought of the Day: This Grand Show Is Eternal. It Is Always Sunrise Somewhere.

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Farmers Are the Founders of Civilization

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” – Daniel Webster (1782-1852)    

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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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Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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Be the Salt

Based in part on Matthew 5:13: Be the Salt by Michael Doyle The God who was faithful then Will be as faithful now as when When He made Goliath fall Shaking down all the walls The salt of earth made … Continue reading

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