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Blank Verse

Blank Verseby Michael DoyleThe other day, I went to the libraryWith no intention to become contraryAnd picked up a famed anthologyOf poetry to see what it might teach meI’m sorry to say that it seems perverseWhen someone writes poetry in … Continue reading

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Mickey Said To Minnie

Mickey Said To MinnieBy Michael Doyle When the world fades right out of viewIt’s the fate of how it is that I met you.It wasn’t like I was wishing on a starBut there it is, and there you are The … Continue reading

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Universal Testimony

Universal Testimonyby Michael DoyleLet the record reflect without acrimonyThat words left on page leave universal testimonyTo the lives lived with delicate deliberationCausally shifting from generation to generationDaunting as seen through a faded literary lensThe words set on paper allow the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Has Been Said That A Pretty Face Is A Passport. But, It’s Not, It’s a Visa, and It Runs Out Fast

“It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.” – Julie Burchill, writer and journalist (b. 1959)

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Points Taken From the Best Mimes

Points Taken From the Best Mimesby Michael DoyleWe felt so clever copying the rhymesUnspoken from the silence of the mimesWho knew how much could be and was saidWithout a single word escaping the headThis is the way of the very … Continue reading

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First Principles: Jesus Saith Unto Him, “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; No Man Cometh Unto the Father, But By Me

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’”. – John 14:6

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First Principles: As For You, You Meant Evil Against Me, But God Meant It For Good

“But Joseph said to them, Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” – Genesis 50:19-20

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On Behalf of the Uyghurs

On Behalf of the Uyghursby Michael DoyleGive me the whole of your sentence And I will still my will and serveGive me the entirety of your pretenseTell me what it is that I deserveAnd I will still write my poetryNever … Continue reading

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In Our Pain

In Our Painby Michael DoyleIn that momentI saw beyond myselfThrough my tearsTo someone elseI had walkedBeyond the shadow of deathAs the spirits talkedWhispering under breathAlways so selfishAnd filled with needsFor things never mineTo find myself freedInto life’s stormTurned with a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Galileo Had Said In Verse That the World Moved, the Inquisition Might Have Let Him Alone

“If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone.” -Thomas Hardy, novelist and poet (2 Jun 1840-1928)

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