Tag Archives: Purity

Stand Real

Stand Realby Michael DoyleEvery day it’s the same gameGoing out of our way to avoid blameWe need to live with boldnessInstead of living this lie, they’ve sold usComing up short, just to fall into graceThis is the holiness, that I … Continue reading

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Moments That Bring Gratitude

Moments That Bring Gratitudeby Michael DoyleThere are moments that bring gratitudeThat we must face with the right attitudeA first basis needed, a case made then pleadedThere is the voice of God that must be heededThese are the gifts that keep … Continue reading

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Dropping the Wrong Attitude

Dropping the Wrong Attitudeby Michael DoyleTaking a deep breath with communityA moment to bring this to realityEvery day lived in our true measureLiving dignified even under pressureCrossing the valley of well-renown despairApproaching Gethsemane, the place of whereBeauty and brokenness are … Continue reading

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Even the Mother of God

Even the Mother of Godby Michael DoyleEven the mother of God was humanTaking her steps best that she canWhen she became chosen with careThis world’s savior to carry and bearGabriel appeared in dead of the nightTelling her the truth and … Continue reading

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The Magic of Hope, Part I

The Magic of Hope, Part Iby Michael DoyleIn all of the hustled hassleOf a snow-blanketed sense of seasonLife is oft lived like an air-castleFilled with whimsy decorated with reasonA good Christmas is worked uponAnd not just a state-of-mindJust as soon … 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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On Immersion

On Immersionby Michael DoyleBaptism is the symbolic immersionTo speak to the joy of conversionThis the way forward in progressionWashing away our sins and perversionsSin entered the world through the treeThe knowledge of good and evil spoken to you and meBringing … Continue reading

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Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seams

Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seamsby Michael DoyleThere on that snow fallen black of nightIn an alley filled with guilt’s blightDorian fears the tell of tongue wagged taleThat pursues him to the gates of HellThere are dreadful things … Continue reading

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Inconvenience Into Resemblance

Inconvenience Into Resemblanceby Michael DoyleCasting aside the inconvenienceLooking instead for the resemblanceIs he your bother or a brother?What happened to loving one another?Red letter moments meant to teach usEach word said in try to reach usPassages that speak to heartachesMeant … Continue reading

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Cinderella of the Pacific

A friend of mine invented a 5 line form of poetry in honor of Cinco de Mayo this year. At a short form poetry workshop tonight, I turned this into five verses of this and wrote the following in recollection … Continue reading

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