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Thought For the Day: It Is Not Enough Not To Lie. One Should Strive Not To Lie In A Negative Sense By Remaining Silent

“The epitaph that I would write for history would say: I conceal nothing. It is not enough not to lie. One should strive not to lie in a negative sense by remaining silent.” – Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (9 … Continue reading

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Before the Darkness

Before the Darknessby Michael DoyleBefore the darknessThere was lightAnd with that divisionBecame the nightLegends have it As legends willThat the evil oneIs necessary to the taleBleak is the seasonIn which we search for answersIt is the soul’s own treasonWhen fear … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music Expresses That Which Cannot Be Said and On Which It Is Impossible To Be Silent

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo, From Hugo’s Work William Shakespeare (1864), Part 1, Book II, Chapter IV

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A Silent Genesis

A Silent Genesisby Michael DoyleMy new obsessionHas a silent genesisIn the maelstromOf ghosts and typhoonsBeyond our bodiesWe rest in eupnea Pure reason’s revolutionFlies on the wings of a dead butterflyLost in the fathoms Between the hammer and anvilIs the dark … Continue reading

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A Life Lived Publicly

A Life Lived Publiclyby Michael DoyleWe walk through life brisklyThinking thoughts ironicallyAbout a life lived publiclyWhen it cannot be lived privatelyThere are eyes most everywhereAs the cameras blink and others stareIt only works if we live comfortablyWith the feeling we’re … Continue reading

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There Is A Dream

There Is A Dreamby Michael DoyleThere is a dreamInside our reflectionA silent sort of screamThat escapes the world’s detectionA world that no one else can seeIn an answer in search of questionsThat we won’t ask in possibilityA mirrored echo of … Continue reading

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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Loveby Michael DoyleA young girl hurtsWith the soul of a womanWhy doesn’t anyone understandA father listens, alert -Doing the best that he canSilently, he offers his handShe dries her eyesWhile he simply listensTo the questions on her mindHe … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are More Instances of the Abridgment of the Freedom of the People By Gradual and Silent Encroachments of Those In Power Than By Violent and Sudden Usurpations

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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First Principles: If Freedom of Speech Is Taken Away, Then Dumb and Silent We May Be Led, Like Sheep To the Slaughter

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

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Under Lock and Key

Under Lock and Keyby Michael DoyleUnder lock and keyIs where I keep meHidden away so no one can seeThere in arcs of memoryShadowboxing with myselfThrough all the volumes on the shelfThere really isn’t much mysteryWhen we’re talking self historyRecollections that … Continue reading

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