Birth Rights

Birth Rights

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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A look at our certain future!

"


Bernie Sanders

Wheat fields wave across the meadow

bright yellow 'neath a sky of blue

Beautiful swaths of sun bleached straw

cut down long before their due



So like the children of our city

colored yellow, red, brown and gold

Living out their lives in dog years

struck down long before they're old



This sickness flows through our land

leaving the helpless and despaired

Where all are made to be thrown out

none are saved or even repaired



When the silent spring finally comes

and all the birds are in a museum

We'll sell our birthright for a song

so children can pay to see them



Then all the beauty will be gone

as our grandchildren run out to play

Not under blue or across the green

but in the trash from yesterday




Written August 13, 2009

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© 2017 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
At the rate we are going we are sadly destined as a race for a dry, dusty, polluted, future. Devoid of beauty, music, children or hope!.


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you are by far, one of the most talented writers I have had the pleasure to meet.. I absolutely love this.. I love the picture, the font, color, the message, the flow, the rhythm, the imagery, each carefully selected word.. It feels light and hopeful and yet at the same time like a harsh wake up call.. nice job as always..

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

I am glad I could make you smile.. Your poetry always makes me FEEL.. I love the depth of emotion in.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you my friend.
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

anytime.. I love reading your work... It is my pleasure..



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So much truth in this piece, you are absolutely right we are running out
of the simple beautiful things because of our own disregard:(
Imagery filled in which won't be at this rate of lack of responsibility,
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Jamestown I am so sorry I seemed to have forgotten to respond to this kind review thank you sir happ.. read more
Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Jamestown I am so sorry I seemed to have forgotten to respond to this kind review thank you sir happ.. read more
A great poem to ponder. Great job Tate! Your an illuminating poet in our generation.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Levi so nice to see you again. Thank you so much .
What a stirring, poignant and well written poem Tate. I am enjoying reading your work in "My Immortal Soul." You know how to touch the deepest parts of the heart. Bravo! ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Sharon thank you. i dont know what drives me to write some of these. I suppose it is a feeling of ho.. read more
I remember our front yard with hundreds of honeybees drinking from clover...the bees are gone...the clover dwindling...with no bees to pollenate it. But I still see beauty...I still hear music...my baby smiles and I have hope.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Fabian So nice top see you today. I so need to do justice to your work as well.I thank you. I have o.. read more
A sad take on reality. Sadder still, if you allowed your children out to play unsupervised you could be charged with child endangerment. Things are not as they were.
Remember what the Milky Way used to look like?
Makes you wonder what the future holds.
Great write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

M. E Lyle i remember well flocks of birds in early 60s blacking out the sun Such things are but memo.. read more
Nature shall reclaim what's rightfully hers without us

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

I don't have any doubt the nature will reclaim there after we wipe ourselves completely off it for .. read more
Wow.. I'm at a loss for worlds at just how masterfully written this is, I'll never get enough of reading your poems... I feel I owe you cause I learn so much by reading your work.. Thank You

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I try to keep them simple like me common language used in uncommon ways short sweet to the.. read more
This poem is reminiscent of a painting. I like the way it appeals to all of the senses, bringing your readers so close to nature, it was as if it was an all consuming experience of one's own entire being.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you joannna I have mixed feelings about it .I wrote it one day driving down the road looking o.. read more
I do love this and it is so true

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I wish it werent
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This was such a pleasure to read. (Not necessarily the content, but the way in which it was written).

- Brittney

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you brittney I know it is an unpleasant subject and a reality we all face
613

2 Years Ago

I agree. & you're welcome! I look forward to reading more from you.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you brit

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