Tag Archives: War

Between Sleep and Awake

Between Asleep and Awakeby Michael DoyleBetween asleep and awakeIs the recounting ofEvery single mistakeSome deeper than othersSome of hate, some of loveAll of which are heartbreakThey sent me to fight in warI went out a well-trained beastAnd yet somehow I … Continue reading

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Child of Tomorrow

Child of Tomorrowby Michael DoyleIn a thank you from the futureThe child of tomorrowKnows the caliber and essence of nurtureFiltered between the narrowOf sights that no one has seenIn a splendido sunriseThere in the Devil’s cathedral of beingThe way home … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Protracted War Can Fail To Endanger the Freedom of A Democratic Country

“No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, statesman and historian (29 Jul 1805-1859)

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First Principles: The Powers of the General Government Will Be, and Indeed Must Be, Principally Employed Upon External Objects, Such As War

“The powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce.” – Joseph Story (1833)

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Thought For the Day: The Story of Mankind Shows That War Was Universal and Unceasing For Millions of Years Before Armaments Were Invented or Armies Organized

“This truth may be unfashionable, unpalatable, no doubt unpopular, but, if it is the truth, the story of mankind shows that war was universal and unceasing for millions of years before armaments were invented or armies organized. Indeed, the lucid … Continue reading

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Among the First Casualties

Among the First Casualtiesby Michael DoyleAmong the first casualties of warIs the promise that love will live onAnd if something goes wrong, lovers will love moreThe white heat of passion burns until it’s goneA touch, a line, a singular traceA … Continue reading

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A Little Time To Kill

A Little Time To Killby Michael DoyleShe had a little time to killAmong other thingsHe had a need for a big game thrillAnd to find out what tomorrow bringsWith a single shot, she found whatShe was looking for and it … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Desire To Secure Peace…It Must Be Known, That We Are At All Times Ready For War

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready … Continue reading

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Beginning and Ending With the Heart

Beginning and Ending With the Heartby Michael DoyleThere are more thingsWe agree onThan we disagree onThere are more common groundsThan causes for pugilistic roundsIf we only address these simplyCatholic or Protestant in IrelandTwo rooms in God’s good mansionThat need to … Continue reading

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