Tag Archives: Wish

First Principles: Wish Not So Much To Live Long As To Live Well

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1746

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A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescue

A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescueby Michael DoyleI visited a feline rescueWith my daughters to take a viewThoughts given to the depravedAnd the gracious souls who’ve savedThese big cats, who were once littleDrawn towards the drama’s middleOf how humans … Continue reading

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Once Too Many Times

Once Too Many Timesby Michael DoyleYou there, who do so wrongIt’s me here, telling you that you don’t belongPointing at your mistake with my fingerThat is, until, I notice the smell lingersAnd it is myself who is wickedStinking in my … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day 2021!

With every mother a blossoming of blessings for their children and families, I want to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Thought For the Day: Anyone Who Wishes To Become A Good Writer Should Endeavor, Before He (Or She) Allows Himself/Herself To Be Tempted By the More Showy Qualities, To Be Direct, Simple, Brief, Vigorous and Lucid

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)

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Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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I Wanted To…

I Wanted To…by Michael DoyleI wanted to reach up to the heavensAnd pull down the stars down closeJust so they could shine on youI wanted to be the one who makes lifeSomething beautiful and magicalJust so that you would smileI … 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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Thought For the Day: I Wish We Could Put Up Some of the Christmas Spirit In Jars and Open A Jar of It Every Month

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”– Harlan Miller

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Two of A Pair

Two of A Pairby Michael DoyleThat life would change and I’d be blessedWas something, I’d never have guessedUntil that day you looked my lonely wayLeaving me breathless and hoping to sayThat there might come some magical dayWhen I knew that … Continue reading

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