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First Principles: Character Is Like A Tree and Reputation Like A Shadow. The Shadow Is What We Think of It; the Tree Is the Real Thing

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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In the Sneeze of A Sweet Blink

In the Sneeze of A Sweet Blinkby Michael DoyleIn the sneeze of a sweet blinkShe was deeper than I’d thinkBreathing through my old heartNever to ever want to departThe memories that we buildWhether at home or afieldAre those that I … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Man Has A More Perfect Reliance On the Alwise and the Powerful Dispensations of the Supreme Being Than I Nor Thinks His Aid More Necessary

“No Man has a more perfect Reliance on the alwise, and powerful dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have nor thinks his aid more necessary.” – George Washington

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Hymn To the 2020 Christmas Star

Hymn To the 2020 Christmas Starby Michael Doyle 2020 has been a year soul revealingCovid and larceny were ever stealingAny hope for semblance of hopefulnessDenying any hint of serenity and bliss We cried and wondered out of hopeTrying our best … Continue reading

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A Christmas Heart

A Christmas Heartby Michael DoyleOn a forge borne of magicThe Star of Bethlehem Can be harnessed with loveA Christmas heart wipes away the tragicOnly in the way an elf understandsLed as these are from up aboveWhen times are getting hardAnd … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: My Idea of Christmas, Whether Old-Fashioned or Modern, Is Very Simple: Loving Others. Come To Think of It, Why Do We Have To Wait For Christmas To Do That?

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope

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Attached In Meaning

Attached In Meaningby Michael DoyleWords are mainly symbolsSomething that vaguely resemblesAn agreement between we human beingsAs to what it is that we are meaningWe need a little less of the dictionaryAs we each act out our own PictionaryOf all that … Continue reading

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In Getting To Good Days

In Getting To Good Daysby Michael DoyleTaken then in the reflectiveLife is seen in its proper perspectiveWe Find many reasons for gratitudeAnd rightly live with that attitudeNo longer wearing that intended greedBut in realization that God gives what we needIt’s … Continue reading

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In the Elegance of You

In the Elegance of Youby Michael DoyleWhether dressed in red or blueThe lady I wish to dance with is youNot just for today or a few more tomorrowsBut in always in all days in joy and in sorrowHolding you close … Continue reading

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In Studying Jerzzie 101

In Studying Jerzzie 101by Michael DoyleIn the studying of my Jerzzie 101I think of all that you share and we’ve doneYou are more than the sum of your partsThough your love is the essence of my heartWhen I think of … Continue reading

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