Tag Archives: Matter

The Rights of Even the Wrong

The Rights of Even the Wrongby Michael DoyleIt doesn’t matter if right or wrongAll ideas politely put do belongIn the public market for all to hearThis is the way of liberty and not of fearSpeak up for the sake of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Purpose of Life Is Not To Be Happy At All…It Is To Matter, To Have It Make Some Difference That You Lived.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy at all. It is to be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to have it make some difference that you lived.” – Leo Rosten

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With Contented Sigh

With Contented Sighby Michael DoyleNo matter how muchOf this world, Atlas carriesOn his tired old backIt’s the writer’s touchThat moves or buriesThe feelings we too often lackTurning it on, page after pageConveying the feelings we want to sayHinted at or … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Difference Between A Welfare State and A Totalitarian State Is A Matter of Time

“The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.”– -author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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Thought For the Day: Whereas Each Man Claims His Freedom As A Matter of Right, the Freedom He Accords To Other Men Is A Matter of Toleration

“Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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I Wouldn’t Disagree

I Wouldn’t Disagreeby Michael DoyleWas it youOr was it meI wouldn’t disagreeMaybe it wasBoth of usAnd just becauseThe truthOf our youthThat never wasPerceptionsMisconceptionsSelf-deceptionsIt’s a matterOf interpretationMiscalculationsToo many distractionsIn our interactionsWouldn’t allow for detractionsDoesn’t take long to realizeI haven’t the words … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Just Want To Reiterate: Not Just Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

“I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter.” – Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother

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Thought For the Day: Freedom To Differ Is Not Limited To Things That Do Not Matter Much. That Would Be A Mere Shadow of Freedom.

 “Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cards

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cardsby Michael DoyleMaybe it seems insistentTo be so persistentIn finding time an illusionWhile we all seek our absolutionOur veins beg for transfusionCued as it were by life’s confusionDespite being a fancy dancerAnd at moments, a romancerWe all … Continue reading

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