Tag Archives: Purity

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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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger to Our Liberties If Anything…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…and Independent Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” -John Adams (1797)

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial Or Extraneous Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…and Independent Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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A Most Holy Compact

The Mayflower Compact serves as the rudimentary model for the governance of the United States of America. As a document, it also served as a model for both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution itself. This year … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial…Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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From Condemnation To Redemption

Based in part on Romans 8: From Condemnation To Redemption by Michael Doyle In Christ Jesus There is no condemnation The blessings of Jesus Bring our firm redemption Whatever the struggles had The storms pass in safety Finding joy even … Continue reading

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Guess It Goes Without Saying

A poem from a free verse workshop that I am attending tonight: Guess It Goes Without Saying by Michael Doyle I guess it goes without saying In this crazy life we’re playing That You can’t have the light Without the … Continue reading

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