Tag Archives: Words

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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River Rain

River Rainby Michael DoyleAs a gift from the CreatorThe rain fills into the riverBringing new life just begunWith a toss of dice, it’s wonLike a raindrop fills the creekWords become love we dare to speakSpilling out like a timeless riverInto … Continue reading

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With A Kiss To the Heart

With A Kiss To the Heartby Michael DoyleWith a kiss to the heartMy love woke with a startThinking on the words saidAnd waking parts thought deadSpeaking ’til early mornMy soul became a smile wornUntil it reaches my faceFinding what it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Words, When Written, Crystallize History; Their Very Structure Gives Permanence To the Unchangeable Past

“Words, when written, crystallize history; their very structure gives permanence to the unchangeable past.” – Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)

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Finding A Seat At the Table

Finding A Seat At the Tableby Michael DoyleFinding a seat at the tableSuch as it is and the best we’re ableBegins with a story of circumstanceIn which every effort acts to enhanceThe dreams that come in planting treesThe roots of … Continue reading

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Inspired By Conversation

Inspired By Conversationby Michael DoyleLife has its hitsThat come along the wayThe Devil has his duesWe all have to payIt’s a slow paradeThe passage of these yearsFilled with ups and downsIts smiles and its tearsBut of all the thingsThat have … Continue reading

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To the New Sunrise

To the New Sunriseby Michael DoyleHand to heart, heart to handI wish only that you understandThat even if it weren’t for all your charmI would never wish to bring you harmWhen and wherever you may goYou take my care beyond … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Remove All Periods. They Are Scars Made By Words I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Say

“Remove all periods / They are scars made by words / I couldn’t bring myself to say/” – Charles Simic, poet (b. 9 May 1938)

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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Falling In the Darkness

Falling In the Darknessby Michael DoyleWhatever your beliefI do not mean you griefPlease don’t be annoyedWhen I explain about the voidThat some see and believeBecause it is what they conceiveBetween God and brother manThat confuses us when it canSome react … Continue reading

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