Tag Archives: Flow

Thought For the Day: Be Water, My Friend

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” “Empty your … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Fabric of American Empire Ought To Rest On the Solid Basis of the Consent of the People

“The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of the consent of the people. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legislative authority.”  – Alexander Hamilton

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Club Handy

Club Handyby Michael DoyleEvery showman is a tricksterA sophisticated and tragically hipsterLeaving the girls with smiles on their facesMoving them deeply with his tracesIt’s a carnival of scamPutting on the ritualistic glamWith bated breath ready to flyAs heartbreak paints the … Continue reading

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Before the Darkness

Before the Darknessby Michael DoyleBefore the darknessThere was lightAnd with that divisionBecame the nightLegends have it As legends willThat the evil oneIs necessary to the taleBleak is the seasonIn which we search for answersIt is the soul’s own treasonWhen fear … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Errors Like Straws Upon the Surface Flow; Who Would Search For Pearls Must Dive Below

“Errors like straws upon the surface flow / Who would search for pearls must dive below.” -John Dryden, poet and dramatist (19 Aug 1631-1700)

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Child of Tomorrow

Child of Tomorrowby Michael DoyleIn a thank you from the futureThe child of tomorrowKnows the caliber and essence of nurtureFiltered between the narrowOf sights that no one has seenIn a splendido sunriseThere in the Devil’s cathedral of beingThe way home … Continue reading

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On Being the G.O.A.T….

On Being the G.O.A.T….by Michael DoyleHow to be the greatest of all timeIs to go beyond that easy rhymeAnd move past our selfish natureGrowing in the Lord and becoming matureStanding in life judging one anotherDebating who is best among all … Continue reading

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Rituals

Ritualsby Michael DoyleRitualsTaken in sequenceProtect us from harmVisuals Seemingly in coincidenceHave their illustrious charmsEvery step takenTo shake the forsakenTo hunt or to be huntedHead on the swivel; fear bluntedTo move beyond first baseA destiny to embraceCaught in a game of … Continue reading

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Dropping the Label

Dropping the Labelby Michael DoyleIn every moment, any given momentCan become the truth of a holy momentGod is with us wherever we areWhether in a building or under starsLife may not be fair, but God is faithfulBringing to our lives … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop: Zejel Duel of Recitation

As is known, from time to time, I attend a long running short form poetry workshop. I went back there tonight and learned of a poetic form called the Zejel. What is a Zejel? • Spanish poetic form likely an … Continue reading

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