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Strike the Match

Strike the Matchby Michael DoyleLife broke our heartsAnd filled it with sorrowLife killed our hopeBy filling us with promised tomorrowsThere inside our broken smilesAre the tatters, we won’t leave behindEven for a sacred shot at sanityThat is, after all, naught … Continue reading

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To See the World Again

To See the World Againby Michael DoyleTo see the world through new eyesIt might help me to again realizeThe splendors too often taken for grantedBy those of us whose views are slantedLights like stars seem to aboundAs life loses its … Continue reading

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Waymaker

Waymakerby Michael DoyleI woke up this morningWith a shake and lurchThe alarm clock’s warningBarely got me up in time for churchBut there are promises madeThat once made, must be keptI walk with God never afraidDespite the tears I have weptKeeping … Continue reading

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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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Building Up One Another

Building Up One Anotherby Michael DoyleWe must always build up one anotherRecalling that each is either sister or brotherThose things we don’t understand comes down to fearBut holding each other up is to persevere Our own fears and doubts held … Continue reading

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Another Whispered Truth About Love

Another Whispered Truth About Loveby Michael DoyleListen very closelyClosely to me as I say thisOur love is our strengthIt is not our weaknessIt’s a not so hiddenSacred kind of truthHeld openly with hopeBurning from our youthThough life often teaches usHow … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #13: Yesterday’s Tomorrow’s News

Na/GloPoWriMo #13: Yesterday’s Tomorrow’s News by Michael DoyleSitting watching the evening news hourWatching the sun go down as night devoursI fell asleep to the bleat of the LED displayDisrupting a poem meant written yesterdayHaving missed my embossed invitationI make up … Continue reading

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Beauty’s Brutality

Beauty’s Brutalityby Michael DoyleIn the deeps of Finland’s heartThe land lies in its darknessBathed in the Northern LightFrom where whispers of hope startAgainst the chilling harshnessBelow winter’s frosted nightSummer has been quick and fleetingTo thrive here takes endurance and courageWorn … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … 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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