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What’s In A Poem But Words

What’s In A Poem But Wordsby Michael DoyleWhat’s in a poem but words you sayThey can be written in many a wayAll it takes is the heart behind the thoughtsAnd to feel the flow of the shoulds and oughtsWhen you … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Tenderly and Kindly Cherish, Therefore, the Means of Knowledge. Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, and Write.

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”– John Adams

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Thought For the Day: Without Deviation, Without Exception, Without Any Ifs, Buts, or Whereases, Freedom of Speech Means That You Shall Not Do Something To People Either For Views They Express, Or the Words They Speak Or Write

“Without deviation, without exception, without any ifs, buts, or whereases, freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they express, or the words they speak or write.” – Justice Hugo L. Black … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Tomorrow Is the First Blank Page of A 365-Page Book. Write A Good One.

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

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An Educated Mind Cannot Be Enslaved

“What is the one thing [slaves] were not allowed to do?” Learn to read. Learn to write. The punishment would have been severe for that. And the reason for that is simple: It’s because an educated mind cannot be enslaved.” … Continue reading

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The Having of Something To Say

What makes a poet? The Having Something To Say by Michael Doyle Sitting here in the middle of a think Mentally stumbling slipping toward brink Wondering what it is that makes a poet Certainly certain that I don’t know it … Continue reading

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Robot Poet Haiku

Though not traditional, it seems about timely, doesn’t it? Robert Poet Haiku by Michael Doyle Thunder words abound In solid walls of stacked sound Robots write haiku Transliteration Machine language without rhyme Bites of the informed They call it not … Continue reading

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Sounds For Troubled Times

One thing I’ve had some time to do lately is to explore what tuneage tends to lift my spirits in these sunken times. Sounds For Troubled Times by Michael Doyle Susceptible to a classic boogie fever As though there be … Continue reading

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Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Day 26th of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo and the optional prompt is to write an almanac poem using: Almanac Questionnaire Weather:  Rainy Day Flora:   Marsh Roses Architecture:  Limestone Customs:   Pork Tenderloin Mammals/reptiles/fish: Sandhill Cranes Childhood dream: Becoming the president Found on … Continue reading

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Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Day 22 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The optional prompt being to use an idiomatic phrase from another language or popular in another country as a starting point. Manuscripts Don’t Burn by Michael Doyle Years ago when I was younger Words ate … Continue reading

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