Tag Archives: Relief

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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Na/GloPoWriMo #9: The Covid Vaccination To Do List

Na/GloPoWriMo #9: The Covid Vaccination To Do Listby Michael DoyleIt’s spreading outAcross this nationI’ve had my doubtsBut, time for the second vaccinationThat then is list oneAnd now that it is doneIt’s time for second upSince I’ve drunk this winning cupAfter … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Impossible For the Man of Pious Reflection Not To Perceive In It A Finger of That Almighty Hand Which Has Been So Frequently and Signally Extended To Our Relief In the Critical Stages of the Revolution

“It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty Hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the Revolution“ – James … Continue reading

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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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Winchester I. The Arrival

There is a famous house in California built the widow of the same Winchester who invented the famous rifle of the same name. Winchester I. The Arrival by Michael Doyle The bell tolls in the dark of night While the … Continue reading

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Blowing Down the Walls

Based in part on 2 Corinthians 2:14-16: Blowing Down the Walls by Michael Doyle Blown away by righteousness and grace Profound joy takes down all my walls Mercy has taken me to this place I have found my peace in … Continue reading

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With the Turning of the Screw

Legend is replete of those who live and die by the sword, all in the name of honor and glory.  It is a noble story. With the Turning of the Screw by Michael Doyle Bitterness born of grief The warrior … Continue reading

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Finding My Strength

Based in part on 1st Samuel: Finding Strength by Michael Doyle Forever grateful for your serenity In times of fallen indignities That keeps my peace inside Keeping sure footed in my stride Finding strength in my belief In God and … Continue reading

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Dealing With the New Deal

American history continues into the 1930s and the Great Depression. Dealing With the New Deal by Michael Doyle Had Coolidge been in power for Wall Street’s fall The safe bet is he would have done little or nothing at all … Continue reading

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Finding Joy In the Tears

Based in part on Ecclesiastes 3:4: Finding Joy In the Tears by Michael Doyle In looking back on my many years I am finding joy in the tears There in the sweet music for my ears Is the finding of … Continue reading

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