Measured,Weighed

Measured,Weighed

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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If a man needs rewarded in the end for deeds he should do by conscience there is something wrong with him.

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Bernie Sander's is not an "American" He is "The American" 


Neither birth, nor death, escape pain

it starts with the babe's cry

Men wax and wane, throughout their reign

in the end just to die

 

 Through heat and cold we push onward

like Lemmings to the sea

Ever shore-ward, ever nor-ward

and on to victory

 

The weeks pass by without delay

and with them countless tears

As most I'd say, lament the day

that their months turned to years

 

What makes man something to behold

is not the after-life

It's in the gold, of stories told

and arms of the good wife

 

We need no promise from above

to tell us we'll be paid

By joys hereof, through souls we love

is man then measured weighed







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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
It has always bothered me the idea of being paid in the end for our good deeds that is. If a man needs rewarded in the end for deeds he should do by conscience there is something wrong with him. Kindness is it's own reward. Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

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As always, Tate, you ponder the imponderable. I don't suppose we'll ever know the answer to your questioning the rights or wrongs of performing good deeds. Suffice it to say that good deeds usually bring about positive results, and these should be reflected in our Karma. Better that than the destructive urges now being played out in the middle east, anyway. And if there is nothing after death, we lose nothing by being magnanimous.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Pondering the Imponderables I will always do good works because kindness is its own reward Thank you.. read more
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this beautiful i shared this with wife and both had tears in our eyes/ thank you very much

Posted 11 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

ThAnk you Johnson I truly am humbled by that
Tate Morgan,
"Measured, weighed" Ample opportunity in the day to day of life; we all share this gift. Choices, voices- do we listen act? Motivation? Why do we do the acts, speak the words. Are we not accountable? Only to self? If not is the reward knowing we did the best we could with what we had? Send love along while we can. Thought provoking. Blessings, Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you for stopping by Kathy I am touched that you liked it
Fantastic Tate! I really enjoyed this. I can relate, as I've recently, over the past few years have struggled with this seemingly instilled idea that there has to be some reward at the end of everything, that there always has to be a goal to reach, instead of simply, just living in the moment. and have to come to realize, that it's those moments that are the reward, not where we end up. If you haven't read any Alan watts, you may want to consider. He has a brilliantly simplified way of looking at things as such. Anyway... nice write!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hey JB thank you for that yeah this was just one of those thoughts I had in passing so I created it .. read more
As usual, you write wonderfully.

I regret that I do not have more to say in this review.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sorcha
I love your well-crafted poem with good rhyme, rhythm, & clear message. I also like your author's note, my sentiments exactly. I'm all about paying it forward. We don't get rewarded in some orderly fashion. We recognize our blessings in every unexpected corner of life. I like the way you've stated the pain of birth & death in the first stanza, as well as the lemmings in the second stanza -- all done with fresh originality. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you The thought came from the idea that we should not do good with the expectation of buying .. read more
Tate. Your poem is an ethos that all should live by. Kindness, a selfless act, to love unconditionally, bring a reward more precious than all the gold ever mined.

I only wish that ALL of humanity would live their lives in such a way, and sometimes I truly despair.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Beccy thank you so much i havent been on the cafe much of late I am sorry i didnt answer this for 4 .. read more
Tate I have not been on in a while and I log on and see this. It was a awesome poem that is full of thought and truth. Thank you my friend for these sweet words. Your gift is a true blessing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hey Eddie thank you I must admit I haven't been on either but I am impressed by this guy
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