Tag Archives: Past

We Then Move Past

We Then Move Pastby Michael DoyleWe then move past obstacles and blameNot allowing ourselves to know shameStanding above those things that give us shallow heartThese things such as jealousy from which we should departThe barrenness that clogs up the pores … Continue reading

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The Coming Year (2023)

The Coming Year (2023)by Michael DoyleTold from the tallest mountainsYet kept within my mainframesI will shout, “Jesus!”, and maintainMy sustenance is found in His holy nameTruth spoken in a quiet tone of reverenceWe are bound inseparable by the differenceOf the … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Like the Dreams of the Future Better Than the History of the Past

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: The Walls of Books Around Me, Dense With the Past, Formed A Kind of Insulation Against the Present World and Its Disasters

“The walls of books around me, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.” – Ross Macdonald, novelist (13 Dec 1915-1983)

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A Quiet Reflection On This November Day

A Quiet Reflection On This November Day by Michael Doyle    What is a poem really but to say That love, joy and sorrow come to play In the heart and then inside the mind Until the words burst out … Continue reading

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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future; It Will Avail Them of the Experience of Other Times and Other Nations

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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River Rain

River Rainby Michael DoyleAs a gift from the CreatorThe rain fills into the riverBringing new life just begunWith a toss of dice, it’s wonLike a raindrop fills the creekWords become love we dare to speakSpilling out like a timeless riverInto … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Social Creatures To the Inmost Center of Our Being

“We are social creatures to the inmost center of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.” -Karl Popper, philosopher and … Continue reading

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Rituals

Ritualsby Michael DoyleRitualsTaken in sequenceProtect us from harmVisuals Seemingly in coincidenceHave their illustrious charmsEvery step takenTo shake the forsakenTo hunt or to be huntedHead on the swivel; fear bluntedTo move beyond first baseA destiny to embraceCaught in a game of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Change Is the Law of Life, and Those Who Look Only To the Past and Present Are Certain To Miss the Future

 “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy

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