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First Principles: The Second Office of This Government Is Honorable and Easy, the First Is But A Splendid Misery

“The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.” – Thomas Jefferson (1797)

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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From Condemnation To Redemption

Based in part on Romans 8: From Condemnation To Redemption by Michael Doyle In Christ Jesus There is no condemnation The blessings of Jesus Bring our firm redemption Whatever the struggles had The storms pass in safety Finding joy even … Continue reading

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Ohio River Driven

Poem based on Part I of a scenic drive taken along the Indiana towns along the Ohio River.  Part II will be today, probably. 🙂 Ohio River Driven by Michael Doyle Two hour drive to catch a bit of history … Continue reading

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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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Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Why is destruction and all that so popular as the way to express grievances that do need to be addressed? Build Up, Don’t Tear Down by Michael Doyle We should be building up All for a drink from the winner’s … 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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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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An Expectancy of Government

A continuing look at American history: An Expectancy of Government by Michael Doyle Approaches as it had been in hesitancy No gave the Constitution great expectancy As a blue print for what had been built To house a people in … Continue reading

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