Tag Archives: Rhyme

An Appetite For Destruction

An Appetite For Destructionby Michael DoyleI awoke with a startled coughWondering how it was, I drifted offThe Mad Hatter’s world is no longer pretenseAs I awoke to a world of nonsenseThere were poets denying use of rhymeAs though that were … Continue reading

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Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax

Dedicated To A Half Remembered Loraxby Michael DoyleHats off to Betty WhiteWho although not always rightDid voice for the Sneedville treesAnd against polluting factoriesThere’s something for the glitz that’s not forgotThe importance of trees over parking lotsBeauty there is to … Continue reading

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Discernment Revisited

Discernment Revisitedby Michael DoyleI guess that’s the dealLetting Jesus take the wheelLike the wisdom of Solomon’s sealIt is what keeps it realGoing deep into the ScriptureWe find the things of GodSurrendering in devotion to ScriptureWe recommit to the ways of … Continue reading

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Radically Reversed

Radically Reversedby Michael DoyleReversing the brokenness of circumstanceTo give sacred life to its every chanceKnowing that those who have less are not lessHowever much life’s moments might be a messThe most hurting present are our familyBlessed be this truth in … Continue reading

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What’s In A Poem But Words

What’s In A Poem But Wordsby Michael DoyleWhat’s in a poem but words you sayThey can be written in many a wayAll it takes is the heart behind the thoughtsAnd to feel the flow of the shoulds and oughtsWhen you … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbye

Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbyeby Michael DoyleMoving ever towardBy inching forwardIn a sideways slideWhere up tells down to hideLife becomes its hide and seekThough we remain afraid to speakWords we really want to sayThe truths that get … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Window

Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Windowby Michael DoyleThere was a time as a younger manWhen life excited me as it no longer canThat I would climb up into that buildingA hotel in which bargains were no longer yieldingThe … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Times

Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Timesby Michael DoyleAs a sign of the timesThe last book I readWas read onlinePoetry told no longer rhymesNor does it impart lesson or deedYet, as an art, they call this fineAs a sign … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cards

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cardsby Michael DoyleMaybe it seems insistentTo be so persistentIn finding time an illusionWhile we all seek our absolutionOur veins beg for transfusionCued as it were by life’s confusionDespite being a fancy dancerAnd at moments, a romancerWe all … 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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