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Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax

Dedicated To A Half Remembered Loraxby Michael DoyleHats off to Betty WhiteWho although not always rightDid voice for the Sneedville treesAnd against polluting factoriesThere’s something for the glitz that’s not forgotThe importance of trees over parking lotsBeauty there is to … Continue reading

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The Clock Keeps Ticking

The Clock Keeps Tickingby Michael DoyleFrom that pristine sense of momentWhen we come out of the wombThe clock starts tickingWith all its joy and tormentWe become the life in the roomMaking things happen through our kickingIt is in building the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Language Is Not An Abstract Construction of the Learned, Or of Dictionary Makers, But Is Something Arising Out of…Long Generations of Humanity

“Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Consider the Foundation of the Constitution As Laid On This Ground That ‘All Powers Not Delegated To the United States, By the Constitution, Nor Prohibited By It To the States, Are Reserved To the States Or To the People

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #25 Pieces d’Occasion

Na/GloPoWriMo #25:Pieces d’Occasion by Michael DoyleEvery day has its celebrationWhen approached with fascinationGiven with grace and latitudeGrateful to be alive is not a platitudeIn a world spinning the right directionWith enough intimacy to make connectionTo know my daughters are alive … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Moral Education of the Whole Community In the Common Natural Rights of Humanity, As the Ground of the Social Compact, Is A Necessary Condition of Free Society, of A Polity In Which Majority Rule May Be Combined With Minority Rights

“The moral education of the whole community in the common natural rights of humanity, as the ground of the social compact, is a necessary condition of free society, of a polity in which majority rule may be combined with minority … Continue reading

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On Autumnal Equinox 2020 – Happy First Day Of Autumn

On Autumnal Equinox 2020by Michael DoyleThe world speaks of falling backThe world thinks on falling backYet, it is that as Fall comes to lockWe enter our Southward EquinoxThe Sun has shifts its celestial destinationNo longer balanced in the Libra constellationIt … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Same People Who Said Trump Would Destroy America Are Currently Burning America To the Ground

“The same people who said Trump would destroy America are currently burning America to the ground.” – Ryan Fournier   It is increasingly looking like we’re about to have a major blow out as each side ramps up and the … 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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War Changes A Man

While paying attention to something else, I started to think on PTSD. War Changes A Man by Michael Doyle It came on without any warning Half past two in the morning And suddenly, it was show time Landing hard like … Continue reading

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