Tag Archives: Sympathy

The Magic of Hope, Part I

The Magic of Hope, Part Iby Michael DoyleIn all of the hustled hassleOf a snow-blanketed sense of seasonLife is oft lived like an air-castleFilled with whimsy decorated with reasonA good Christmas is worked uponAnd not just a state-of-mindJust as soon … 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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In Mercy Spoken

In Mercy Spokenby Michael DoyleIn my strengthI’ve found your songIn it is foundWhere I belongIn a lullaby of graceI feel my peaceEscape for sin, I embraceIn God, I find releaseStanding in victoryOver things I would not doGrace not sympathyFor the … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Dorian Gray

Thoughts On Dorian Grayby Michael DoyleTextured as it is in prescienceAre those things outside of scienceAmong these is the legend of Dorian GrayOf which there is much yet to sayImages that stick through flesh like a knifeSliced cleanly through the … Continue reading

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Thrown Away

word prompt is Away Thrown Awayby Michael Doyle Times like these are seasonableWhen life itself feels unreasonableWhat I had wanted to be for the betterSomehow fell apart when together Now it seems taking life day by dayAlone with the feelings … 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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Thought For the Day: We Have the Right To Give Away As Much of Our Own Money As We Please In Charity; But As Members of Congress We Have No Right To Appropriate A Dollar of the Public Money

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not attempt to prove that Congress has no power … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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Notes That Play

Notes That Playby Michael DoyleThe notes that playRemind us of yesterdayIn happiness and sympathyWe feel this in the melodyThat plays forever in our mindsThe feelings we won’t leave behindEvery second, magic we reliveAll the notes that our hearts giveHeart stops … Continue reading

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Tribalisms of Empathy

Society’s kindness has gone markedly down as we tend to polarize and communicate online via social media more.   It’s sort of sparking a lot of interest, particularly in these times of social isolation,  in getting folks to begin dialoging … Continue reading

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