Tag Archives: Woods

Thought For the Day: Use the Talents You Possess, For the Woods Would Be A Very Silent Place If No Birds Sang Except the Best

“Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.” – Henry van Dyke, poet (10 Nov 1852-1933)

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You Cannot Hurt Me

You Cannot Hurt Meby Michael DoyleYou cannot hurt meIt’s beyond possibilityI am damaged goodsA babe lost in the woodsOf my own heart, my own mindLike innocence left far behindEvery day I wake up numbed by painAll of my good intentions, … Continue reading

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Lisa (How To Love A New England Girl)

Lisa (How To Love A New England Girl)by Michael DoyleShe was born a New England girlWith dreams of her own and the leaves in a whirlEvery fall, she knew comfort in her seasonAnd he knew that she made sense beyond … Continue reading

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The Sting of A Yellow Jacket

The Sting of A Yellow Jacketby Michael DoyleNaughty narrative braids togetherA story of coming of age but betterTwo tracks made into one storyNeither of them qualifying for gloryHigh school drama can be brutalityEven without its incessant fatalityAs childhood comes to … Continue reading

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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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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 2: Scattered From A Hillside

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 2: Scattered From A Hillsideby Michael DoyleTwo papers and a PowerPoint in a dayMakes me wonder about coming unraveledAs I go back to college again to find my wayPerhaps this can serve as my road less travelledA friend … Continue reading

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Born In the Dawn

Tales of magic and the quests that invariably accompany these always tug at my soul. Born In the Dawn by Michael Doyle In the mists of time, there is a story Of the sword of power and it’s full glory … Continue reading

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To Escape the Warren

More or less dedicated to A Watership Down: To Escape the Warren by Michael Doyle In the beginning Rabbit gained his tricks There on the path of winning Played out like a guitarist’s licks Each to have their meaning Captive … Continue reading

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Something In the Time

A brief reflection on life: Something In the Time by Michael Doyle There’s something wonderful to life Full of patterns and rhythms rife Skipping stones across wooded streams And summer evenings filled with dreams Beautifully seen through your elven eyes … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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