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First Principles: Without Continual Growth and Progress, Such Words As Improvement, Achievement and Success Have No Meaning

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –  Benjamin Franklin

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An Incident of Oxford Compilation

An Incident of Oxford Compilationby Michael DoyleIn my mind gathered so silentlyI pray against evil so vigilantlyIn the darkness of a blind alleyLost among the madmen in the galleryThough words come at me namedLanguage itself will not be tamedIt grows … Continue reading

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I, Noelle

I, Noelleby Michael DoyleGrowing up there was nothing as pleasantAs waiting on Christmas Eve for presentsHe was like a lamb to metaphorical slaughterAs I snuck up on my Santa Claus fatherAs his daughter, there was much prideExcept for the part … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: For All Sad Words of Tongue and Pen, the Saddest Are These, “It Might Have Been”

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (17 Dec 1807-1892)

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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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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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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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An Intellectual Conversation

An Intellectual Conversationby Michael DoyleI asked you to speak your beautiful mindUnsuspecting of all the wonders I might findBut knowing that I would love just to talkWho knew that talk would grow into our walkI asked you to kiss me … Continue reading

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A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

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As I Lay My Head Down

As I Lay My Head Downby Michael DoyleWrapped up in the depths of your soulAs we talk along our evening’s strollI see my heroes inside your heartEasily seeing what sets you apartYour words as you touch me deepWhisper you are … Continue reading

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