Tag Archives: Ordinary

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”by Michael Doyle”It’s A Wonderful Life” is a different warMy kind of film and at times a lot moreThe critics can snark their hatred of platitudeOr maybe learn a thing or two about gratitudeThere is … Continue reading

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Bumping Into Jesus

Bumping Into Jesusby Michael DoyleDivine encounters along the wayIt doesn’t necessarily happen on SundayLittle moments that teach usPut on as these are to reach usBumps on the road have their distractionThe way through gives the best tractionEach moment is given … Continue reading

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In Community

In Communityby Michael DoyleComing together in communityFulfills our need for familyAnxiousness brings rise to dangerAs to each other we have become strangersViolence takes away from us allDestruction only brings pride’s fallWhen we forget our relationsWe only bring sorrow to our … Continue reading

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God Revealed In the Smallest Details

God Revealed In the Smallest Detailsby Michael DoyleThe eyes might be the windows of the soulBut it’s the little things that elude controlWhere through the lenses of macrophotographyWe become consumed with our use of technologyIt all opens up a new … Continue reading

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A Twinge of the Mundane

In the continuing series on seeing the world through a photographer’s eyes, we look at the question as to what is to be done about the mundane… A Twinge of the Mundane by Michael Doyle Seeing the mundane into extraordinary … Continue reading

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An Examination of Novels

When it comes to fiction, there is no greater work of prose than the novel. An Examination of Novels by Michael Doyle A fiction in prose of a certain extent Presented in many ways of palatable content How further might … Continue reading

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I of the Camera

It’s the first official day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020! So what’s the prompt, right? “… a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Learning To Trust

In transition from general gratitude and more toward Christmas now and holiday feelings… the last poem of gratitude #30: Learning To Trust by Michael Romani One cold, silent night An angel appeared Filling the room with light A messenger from … Continue reading

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In A Question of Liberty

On this second day of Na/GloPoWriMo,  we are invited to explore writing a poem that avoids closure by providing the open end of the question.  I believe that as an invitation to explore a significant question raised by a far … Continue reading

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