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Thought For the Day: It Is Easier To Lead Men To Combat, Stirring Up Their Passion, Than To Restrain Them and Direct Them Toward the Patient Labors of Peace

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” – Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Angry Answers Stir Up Men’s Passions, But Never Convince Their Judgments, Nor Set Truth In A Clear Light

“Angry answers stir up men’s passions, but never convince their judgments, nor set truth in a clear light.” – Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

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More Than Our Beginning

More Than Our Beginningby Michael DoyleIt’s more than our beginningI feel like first time really winningYour ways fill me up with loveAlways that something I’m dreaming ofDancing with you in my alwaysDreaming of you in all of my daysLooking into … Continue reading

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Building Castles

Building Castlesby Michael DoyleCastles up highOr castles of sandWhen we’re eye to eyeOr holding handsYou hold my worldWaiting to be uncurledAs we cuddle real tightIn a daylight dream into nightThe beauty of your soulHolds the passion that consolesMaking my life … Continue reading

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A Good Feeling About…

A Good Feeling About…by Michael DoyleIt looks like we’re in for nasty weatherGod knows that you and I deserve betterPlotted courses are always subject to changeIt’s the simple way of life and nothing strangerSpin offs and rip offs serve to … Continue reading

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When Children Speak

When our children speak, we should listen.  We never know what we might learn?  If nothing else how they see the world.  And I can think of no greater gift than understanding the world through the eyes and hearts of … Continue reading

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Feelings Felt That Night

Poem Number 5 in the retelling of a classic story of a werewolf event in the life of an otherwise uneventful village: Feelings Felt That Night by Michael Doyle The feelings felt surpass right and wrong It is more a … Continue reading

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Shrunken Jesus

It’s a paradox really… Shrunken Jesus by Michael Doyle We trust as we say with our might Believing as we will in truth and light That Jesus has the power to save our souls Then in whispers we wonder at … Continue reading

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