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There Is A Dream

There Is A Dreamby Michael DoyleThere is a dreamInside our reflectionA silent sort of screamThat escapes the world’s detectionA world that no one else can seeIn an answer in search of questionsThat we won’t ask in possibilityA mirrored echo of … Continue reading

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Until My Eyes Close

Until My Eyes Closeby Michael DoyleThe other day, I was so tiredIt seemed my life was a tearAnd though the coffee kept me firedMy heart felt troubled and insincereLike I wished that I could find an exitFrom this highway, I … Continue reading

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Illuminations of Faith

Illuminations of Faithby Michael DoyleFaith is not a blind leapBut the illuminations that we keepFinding, like a compass, our directionThrough Christ and His correctionListening to that small, still voiceIt’s where we find the healthy choiceIn apparent tone deaf moments of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Keep Your Face Always Toward the Sunshine – and Shadows Will Fall Behind You

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman (1819-1892) For something a little different in this month edging up on that day of Thanksgiving and gratitude…is a poetic thought that used … Continue reading

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Resolution Brings Harmony

Resolution Brings Harmonyby Michael DoyleTaking a look at the beatitudesTaking each moment given in gratitudeGod blesses the peacemakers as God’s familyNot avoiding or appearing overly sweetlyPeace at any given price is not peaceNor is it conflict’s sweet releaseIt is isn’t … Continue reading

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To Live Beyond the Grave

To Live Beyond the Graveby Michael Doyle There are things I think onThat I wish not to be goneThere are words I have saidThat might help others ahead it’s these things I would saveTo extend these beyond the graveIn hope … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Mental Toughness Is the Ability To Accept the Fact That You’re Human and That You’re Going To Make Mistakes…And You Don’t Let Your Mistakes…Keep You From Doing the Very Best That You Can

“…(D)o you know what mental toughness is? Well, mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you’re human and that you’re going to make mistakes – lots of ’em – all your life. And some of them are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Whole Aim of Practical Politics Is To Keep the Populace Alarmed (and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety) By Menacing It With An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, All of Them Imaginary

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Way

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Wayby Michael DoyleI really need to buy an easy chairIf I am to keep the family flairEating summer sausage on cheesed squareReading news and pontificating without a careThat is if I am to live my … Continue reading

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Schweitzer’s Legacy

Schweitzer’s Legacyby Michael DoyleWhat if it wasThat we’re not meant for strifeBut rather, insteadTo live in reverence for life?Would we really needTo argue the unnecessary whyOf who decidedThe creation of the hippopotami?Or, is it quite enoughTo know that we’ve a … Continue reading

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