Tag Archives: Sentiment

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”by Michael Doyle”It’s A Wonderful Life” is a different warMy kind of film and at times a lot moreThe critics can snark their hatred of platitudeOr maybe learn a thing or two about gratitudeThere is … Continue reading

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Always Time For A Story

Always Time For A Storyby Michael DoyleQuietly sitting on the pewThere in one sense, familyWearing our brother’s coatAnd in this, draped in povertyKeeping warm on Christmas nightAll for the sake of spirits brightKept a flicker in swaddling clothesAs only as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Truly American Sentiment Recognizes the Dignity of Labor and the Fact That Honor Lies In Honest Toil

 “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” – Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)

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The Times We’re Living Through

The Times We’re Living Throughby Michael DoyleThe times we’re living through are not permanentStill, I need you to this solid sentimentAs a Christian, it is okay to grieve and lamentIn these days, this is a place that has become intimateSometimes … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Man Ought To Be Protected In Worshipping the Deity According to the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Constitution Founded On These Principles…Makes the Common People Brave and Enterprising

“A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation … Continue reading

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Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Day 22 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The optional prompt being to use an idiomatic phrase from another language or popular in another country as a starting point. Manuscripts Don’t Burn by Michael Doyle Years ago when I was younger Words ate … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Person Shall Be Harmed For Worshipping God In the Manner Most Agreeable To Their Own Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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The Turbulence Begins

American history continues: The Turbulence Begins by Michael Doyle As the post-war alliance fell apart, the United Nations started The start of Cold War began and sustained as peace departed Confrontations began and nuclear weapons were on both sides’ hands … Continue reading

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