Tag Archives: Face

A Rispetto of Loneliness

Featured again is a poem form obtained from the weekly Short Form Poetry Workshop on Linden Lab’s virtual platform known as Second Life. This week the form was the rispetto. What then is a rispetto? It is a Tuscan folk … Continue reading

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Stirred Up In Recipe

Stirred Up In Recipeby Michael DoyleIt is hard to be ecstaticAbout a man who acts erraticNor is there a thrill in Bernie’s weekendThat gives anyone a reason to pretendThat we have any reason left to be reverentAbout just choosing something … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Extremism In Defense of Liberty Is No Vice. Tolerance In the Face of Tyranny Is No Virtue

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue.” – Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)

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The Sphinx of Legacy

The Sphinx of Legacyby Michael DoyleIn the mystery of the sphinxIs the ancient mystery that linksTo secret rooms of love and wisdomIt brings release like keys to the kingdomSome are kept prisoner by this lureWhile others believe this is the … Continue reading

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In the Face of Your Holiness

In the Face of Your Holinessby Michael DoyleIn the face of your holinessI acknowledge my sinKnowing your faithfulness and depending on thisRolling like a stone from tomb againAll of my burdens, you carryIn the reliance that you will not varyIn … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If History Teaches Anything, It Teaches Self-Delusion In the Face of Unpleasant Facts Is Folly

“If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.” – President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

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A Mix Inside the Mix

A Mix Inside the Mixby Pure Love and Michael Romani Look inside the mirrorWhat you see is only surfaceTo believe it is to be in errorAnd only see the face Inside every line is the traceOf a life lived in … Continue reading

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An Appetite For Destruction

An Appetite For Destructionby Michael DoyleI awoke with a startled coughWondering how it was, I drifted offThe Mad Hatter’s world is no longer pretenseAs I awoke to a world of nonsenseThere were poets denying use of rhymeAs though that were … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Ruins A Face So Fast As Double-Dealing. Your Face Telling One Story to the World. Your Heart Yanking Your Face To Pieces, Trying To Let the Truth Be Known

“Nothing ruins a face so fast as double-dealing. Your face telling one story to the world. Your heart yanking your face to pieces, trying to let the truth be known.” – Jessamyn West, novelist (1902-1984)

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The Difference

The Differenceby Michael DoyleThe difference betweenA man and a kingIs that a kingCan face what the future will bringFor all of the goodnessAnd all of the sorrowThrough all of the madnessThat may come tomorrowAnd still, he stands in tallnessTo the … Continue reading

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