Tag Archives: Strife

In the Example of the Okapi

In the Example of the Okapiby Michael DoyleUnique in our awesomenessWe are known by our awkwardnessIt’s not to be living in arroganceBut to live God’s thumbprint in confidenceStewarding the space between our earsLiving to our best in all of our … Continue reading

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May It Come Easy (The Promise of Turkey)

May It Come Easy (The Promise of Turkey)by Michael DoyleIn affection and camaraderieWe wish in sincere empathyAnd with just a trace of sympathyThat with life, may it come easyChange is the constant in all of lifeSometimes there is peace; sometimes … Continue reading

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Remember To Forget

Remember To Forgetby Michael DoyleAs long as there is lifeThere is, at least, some hopeRegardless of our strifeThis helps us to quietly copeThose things that bring us to edgeWe need to forgive as our sinThat which as brought us to … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 1: Distorted Images

Na/GloPoWriMo* Day 1: Distorted Imagesby Michael DoyleI’ve learned in lifeTo keep each distortionThat brings me strifeIn their due proportionSeeing as clear as possibleDoing what I can to be capableTo do away with what’s improbableAnd live my best life as inescapableLooking … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Dayby Michael DoyleMy mind’s blownBy the love you’ve shownIn presenting meThings of love shown clearlyMy heart is thumping so dearlyHappy Valentine’s Day!Every day is the awesomeAs I watch our love blossomHanded to me as these bloomMy heart’s going … Continue reading

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Ever Free

Ever Freeby Michael DoyleJoining in as the heavens and earth singsHoping a white Christmas will bringThis world’s resounding joyAs every good boy and girl unwrap their toysIn wonder of love, we gather and rejoiceGathered together to make a little noiseAll … Continue reading

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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The Chicago Seven and Liberty

The Chicago Seven and Libertyby Michael DoyleThe American soul was in desperate measurePoisoned and depleted of blood and lost treasureFor the sake of a war that people didn’t understandOur republic’s principles died for in a foreign landThe Vietnam draft and … Continue reading

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On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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Inside the Cave

Which side of a dream is real? Inside the Cave by Michael Doyle In this slumber we call life Some prefer peace over strife To these, I find that I agree But, that hasn’t been the life led by me … Continue reading

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