Tag Archives: Worse

The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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I’ll Always Take Your Call

I’ll Always Take Your Callby Michael DoyleRipped apart deep inside my DNAFinding the scary part is the last biteWhen suddenly, I run short of what to sayAnd my wildest dreams hold me through the nightSomewhere in the geometry of the … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Heroby Michael DoyleIncurable as a dreaming heroStubborn as a seeming zeroWe play our parts in masqueradeEach day lived within its charadeHiding ourselves behind the music we playCaught up in front of screens all dayBecause we cannot be … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Man Who Has Nothing For Which He Is Willing To Fight, Nothing Which Is More Important Than His Own Personal Safety, Is A Miserable Creature and Has No Chance of Being Free Unless Made and Kept So By the Exertions of Better Men

“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is … Continue reading

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Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Why is destruction and all that so popular as the way to express grievances that do need to be addressed? Build Up, Don’t Tear Down by Michael Doyle We should be building up All for a drink from the winner’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst and To Provide For It

“Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020

The days are dark but we will get through this. Pandemic 2020 by Michael Doyle Mass graves mark the passing through Of the last major outbreak of flu There are not moments relegated to history But a devastating part of … Continue reading

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Looking Forward With Clarity

Based in part on a 02022020 Sunday sermon.: Looking Forward With Clarity by Michael Romani If your eye is the light of darkness Not too speak too much in harshness But you won’t see so much with clarity That sometimes … Continue reading

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