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Red Hot Queen

Red Hot Queenby Michael DoyleShe would tell her kingOf her fanciful desire to ruleWhile she’d laughingly singAbout beaches and poolsAnd he would look in her eyesAnd without semblance of doubtHe would smile and realizeThat they might work it outSo long … Continue reading

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Capture the Flag

Capture the Flagby Michael DoyleThere you are with your mind scatteredHaving fought hard for what is said matteredNone of this means all that much to youJust another bit of life to go throughLike rats caught in Skinner’s mazeYou watch the … Continue reading

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Last Chance

Life goes on despite having someone mouth off doesn’t it? Last Chance by Michael Doyle Tell me now, Do you have the cognizance That you might somehow Understand the fruits of consequence And when God speaks to you Dropped like … Continue reading

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Theatrical Dawg Bones Thrown

However much the director whines that he’s only got 2 1/2 hours to present his hip hop distortions of American history and however much he manages to make his errors rhyme and dance match the music’s time, I don’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Having Heard the Warning

Further reflections on my eldest daughter turning 13: Heaving Heard the Warning by Michael Doyle On Saturday night as I kissed you into sleep There was a part of me that wanted to keep This moment forever as a sacred … Continue reading

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Learning To Do the Math

2nd poem from the work shop: Learning To Do Math by Michael Doyle She spoke eloquently of her calculations While I sat mystified; musing on the math That is found in music and in so much art Wondering how it … Continue reading

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Back Chat of Eternal Insomnia

So many of us spend countless hours into the we hours of the night staving off the limited hours until the morning light.  Insomnia and its accompanying sleep exhaustion have claimed many of us and leading into less good than … Continue reading

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The Having of Something To Say

What makes a poet? The Having Something To Say by Michael Doyle Sitting here in the middle of a think Mentally stumbling slipping toward brink Wondering what it is that makes a poet Certainly certain that I don’t know it … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day, Too

My ex-wife could never gracefully receive a present.  Not just from me but from our daughters, they tell me.  Still, despite all, there is one gift I would yet give her on this day particularly after the reminders received over … Continue reading

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Awed By Living

Life is for the living.  Let’s do it well! Awed By Living by Michael Doyle Counting the things of needed gratitude Instead of too often taking an attitude At and of those things of circumstance Forgetting to realize each moment’s … Continue reading

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