The Midwest

The Midwest

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Life in the Midwest reminds me of Johnny Cash and "Sunday Morning Coming Down"

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I was born of the ceaseless plains

with the endless sky above

It was there I learned to wander

it was there I learned to love

 

Despite where life had taken me

from green grass to black sea foam

I’d cried to each wind filled valley

"will I ever find a home"

 

Days of life would pass on to years

distant plains rang out a plea

Over the rivers and valleys

where my home had drank of me

 

The Midwest had been calling me

as it echoed out in song

"I am the land of your fathers

and here is where you belong"

 

 



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
For many of the years of my life I wondered why I never felt at home when I traveled far and wide? Then as I aged it came to me. There is a reason birds fly back to where they were born and fish swim thousands of miles to spawn in the rivers they were born from. Who we are is as simple as where we came from. So I came home to start a family and pass that to my own children.

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I loved it as always Tate ... another masterpiece .. we all long for home no matter how successful we might become somewhere else .... aren't those childhood memories the ones to last ....? Very powerful choice of words and rhyming .. loved it ... so is the personification in your verses .... very deep and profound .. thank you for sharing .. :D

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you dear
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

You are special to me more than you know



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I enjoyed this entire poem, but especially the first and last sections. Super well-written and heart warming :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you supertramp I can't deny that I feel at home when I roam the plains
Indeed, it is good to have a feel for one's homeland and place. I wouldn't know what to do without my beloved Appalachians. They run through my blood and reside in my heart and soul; the food, the people, the mountains, the music...just all of it. It's a rich heritage left by the oldest mountains on the earth and I am happy to have my part of it. I'm glad for you that you have this connection with your roots as well.

Posted 2 Months Ago


I love this one, as always. Another beautiful poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you i just got in this one nearly wrote itself
I often wish I had been born in the mid-west despite its well known harsh weather that can pop up from time to time. Though it may demand hard work, life seems so much simpler and the lands much more beautiful and free. Nice one Tate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Same here Tate. Patience certainly has its place now a days.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

it doesnt hurt this place has a way of holding to a person and i dont want it to take away my time w.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

Yes, absolutely, it can become addicting if we're not careful.
A very powerful write you have here, Tate. I like this poem, nicely penned. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Kat thank you very much
Blackstar

2 Years Ago

Your very welcome.
I really like this!! great job

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Jd i appreciate the sentiment
Very warm. Takes you on a journey

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much
I got your book today.. Life's Tree.. I am so excited.. I will be taking it to my speech in a few weeks... your poetry is outstanding.. my friend

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Deb i am so happy you like ti thank you
A really good write. We can never be at peace knowing that we belong somewhere else. Our souls will be restless and our hearts will be filled with memories of those good old days. This poem made me remember my childhood. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

You are welcome I often look back on my own childhood to those memories that carved the man I became.. read more
Finding home is everyone's goal. Some find it in a place, other's find home in someone. My husband, an immigrant, makes his home with us, but always yearns for the home of his birth; he wants us with him, but he wants that place, even though he knows he cannot live there again. For me, my home is where he and my son are. Place never meant that much to me. But, I understand the sentiments. You penned them well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

In a home where so much was wrong, the deliberate isolation was part of the problem and the reason h.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

oh we all have disfunctional families dont we lol Oh well we do what we can with them maybe they wil.. read more
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

I think much of the disfunction comes from the isolation of the "nuclear family." There are things t.. read more

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