Tag Archives: Essence

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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On Care of the Soul

On the Care of the Soulby Michael DoyleWith emphasis on heart, soul, and mindIn gaining that which is not to be left behindChristianity takes its role in the soul gameGaining the path of life frame by frameAuthenticity may seem like … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Essence of Government Is Power, Lodged As It Must In Human Hands, Will Ever Be Liable To Abuse

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” – James Madison (1829)

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Layers of Emotion

Layers of Emotionby Michael DoyleOur hearts hold feelings deeper than oceansIt’s up to us to manage our own emotionsThe heart of the matter is that hearts matterYet, we must do this or our lives might shatterFeelings are so very hard … 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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Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax, Part II

Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax, Part IIIby Michael DoyleHowever much some point out their clarityA dreamer remains undeterred by realityEven when it seems everyone is living culpableIt never stops quixotic dreams of the impossibleFloating as it is into the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Essence of Government Is Power, and Power, Lodged As It Must Be In Human Hands, Will Ever Be Liable To Abuse

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” – James Madison (1829)

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The Boundaries of Humanity

The Boundaries of Humanityby Michael DoyleA problem in law that too often escapes detectionIs the weakest in life to have adequate protectionRather the unborn or those at the ends of their lifeEach deserves their own good without facing strifeTo pursue … Continue reading

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In Studying Jerzzie 101

In Studying Jerzzie 101by Michael DoyleIn the studying of my Jerzzie 101I think of all that you share and we’ve doneYou are more than the sum of your partsThough your love is the essence of my heartWhen I think of … Continue reading

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The Chi Within All

The Chi Within Allby Michael DoyleIt matters not, woman or manEach is to yield chi as they canIt is not for a father to sayWhich is who and what’s the wayThere in the essence of controlWhere one’s power finds one’s … Continue reading

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