Tag Archives: Misery

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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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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In A Honeyed Land

Every biome or space in nature or land has a particular carrying capacity for what can be taken from it without removing the stability found there.  Also, for how much life and of what kinds it can support.  But, for … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happiness and Misery Depend On Disposition More Than Circumstance

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances” – Martha Washington      

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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Secular Ideal

To hear the communists and socialists tell it the 20th Century must have been the advent of civilization as they and the secularists strove to drive God out of the public square and it was sheer coincidence that it was … Continue reading

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