More to Me

More to Me

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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For Julie who was a beauty like no other.

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Much less the night upon the sky

no more than the foam to the sea

So less a breeze facing the storm

did you feel for me

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More than the stars that lit the night

way more than the rain to the seed

Much more than a home to a child

was your love, my need

 


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
As young man my first true love was Julie Oettle. As a young man my emotions were able to rule me and the tumultuous times I had were adventures. Julie and I broke up when she started dating another man. She claimed she didn't believe that I was true to her however I had been. Years later I ran into her by accident in Henderson Kentucky where once our loves had played. Our roles were reversed. I was happily married with a child Tatertot and she was unhappily divorced. That afternoon I spent playing in the pool with her 8 yr old son swimming but as evening approached she wanted me to stay. I couldn't break the bond I had in marriage. She said to me "the man I remember would have stayed".To that I was incredulous and told her "You never knew me at all". Perhaps it is true we find fault in others for what we are guilty of ourselves.I hope she found happiness. Her lack of faith in me was disheartening and heartbreaking at the time. I think in the end she saw the error but too late.

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Short and sweet

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you Winslow
Well versed Tate, and yes, most people do see themselves in others, for the right or the wrong of it.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

Hello Norma thank you nice to hear from you
Tate, thank you for sharing this. Simplicity of theme but in your effortless style and form. The elemental force of love paired with those of nature leave a warm comfy taste on my tongue.

Posted 1 Year Ago


JayceeC

1 Year Ago

I think it ironic that you call this the simplest firms, Tate. I struggle to keep metered work in st.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Well I thank you for that I spend a lot of time metering them out and finding the right cadence
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

I think i could teach you the tricks to it if you ever want to know
I write you this as I feel that you write in first person..........Barbz

Posted 2 Years Ago


Your poem is beautiful and filled with emotion. What is more beautiful is your wife's obvious security and self-esteem, allowing you to express your prior intimacies. It takes quite a woman, secure enough, not to have her husband filter his history. Bravo, Mrs. Tate, Bravo!! Barbz

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Barb Yes my wife allows me to be friends with all the women who were once in my life.I hav.. read more
Your love ..... my need
Love johnny Cash

and you are very open
You experience emotions fully

that is stunning

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you so strange running into my ex in Henderson but life does seem to come round again I did lo.. read more
Lingering Soul

2 Years Ago

Waw ...... lol
Oh I do love this one. It's short but has meaning behind it

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes short and sweet It is a powerful one in that way as it hurts to read.thank you
I do not know who needed who the most in my marriage, perhaps it was equal but in different ways. For sure faithfulness on both sides is important, also giving in to each other even at times when you feel you are right. Kathie

Posted 2 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I agree with that As i do with my wife bur she rarely wants anything
Valentine

2 Years Ago

Laughing ...Maybe I need to give her a talking to... Kathie
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

She is the most selfless woman i have ever been with It is a
n honor to be here husband
read more
Very nice... the sentiments are certainly felt and touches my heart... Nice job indeed..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Nisa I suppose hindsight allows me to recognize myself even all these years later.

3 Years Ago

thats a good thing indeed...
This poem is a nice combination of a quick read and long, lasting imagery that sparks emotion and complex symbols all at once. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ian Yeah it was meant to be short and sweet as i think the best way to convey a thought is.. read more

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