Tag Archives: Hope

Full Asking Price

Poem 2 in a series retelling a classic werewolf tale: Full Asking Price by Michael Doyle I know so little of what to believe As I sit here and quietly grieve We talk of counted blessings But most of these … Continue reading

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Into the Open Door

What if we could finally stop seeking and finally see? Into the Open Door by Michael Doyle If life were but a movie What would we really be But a story within the story That is all the glory Of … Continue reading

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Facing Fear Toward Tomorrow

A review of race history in America is a mix of hope and of fear; rights and wrongs; in short and in truth a mixed story.  Today, we confront that which was wrong.  Still, we should do so not in … Continue reading

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On Attempting To Be A Good Father

As Father’s Day approaches, I am thinking a lot on what it means to be a father to my two daughters.  I am woefully aware that as they approach their teenage years, there are things I might have said and … Continue reading

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Given the Dickens I’ve Known

Show of hands, who has read Charles Dickens in their lives?  Who in the last 30 years?  Yet, he stands as perhaps the greatest novelist in the English language.  It almost scares me to know that I had read five … Continue reading

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Choice To Be Made

What it really all comes down to, I think, anyhow… Choice To Be Made by Michael Doyle What this all comes down to For the likes of me and you Is if we’ll let our nation live in fear Or, … Continue reading

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A Champion Rides On

There are a lot of great ways out there to be involved in what will actually improve our nation and its society.  Among these is to communicate, grow, and then use your voice in effective non-violent ways.  One project that … Continue reading

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Long Walk To Mercy

It’s been a long walk toward mercy and justice.  To advocate on its behalf is completely and totally right.  To protest in peaceful assembly is totally and completely right.   It’s totally wrong to burn down cities and private property … Continue reading

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The Having of Something To Say

What makes a poet? The Having Something To Say by Michael Doyle Sitting here in the middle of a think Mentally stumbling slipping toward brink Wondering what it is that makes a poet Certainly certain that I don’t know it … Continue reading

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