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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So, what is it that makes life worth living?

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

The unconditional love of children and arms of the good wife
a man is not whole without a good woman by his side
then his life is fulfilled along with hers

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Wordman i agree a man needs a good woman
 wordman

2 Years Ago

my pleasure tate
This is just splendid. It's a simple truth that, all too often, men struggle their whole lives to realize. You wrapped your gift up nicely and tied it with a bow. Just beautiful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Linda I am glad you liked it . This one almost wrote itself so I shall only say it has bee.. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

2 Years Ago

The poems that seem to write themselves are often the best, I find. It's like you're a vessel for G.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Linda thank you
My father was a man who reaped the joys of a life well lived, as he was living it. While I am a person of faith, I agree that kindness, love, compassion, diligence - these virtues are the reward. A thoughtful poem; enjoyed this, Tate!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

It is so nice to see you again in going to have to get back to writing soon as it two of my favorite.. read more
You always have a way of lifting us.. as individuals.. as people sharing this world... and you teach us through words and example how to shine... how to raise the world as we rise... for truly we all rise or fall together.. as one... Thank you so much, Tate...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Craig my friend man it's been a long time since last we spoke thank you so much I am on the road but.. read more
Kindness today is looked at as weakness. I hate that. Do we over-analyze things too much and refuse to let things just wash over us? I don't know. Thanks Tate, you have a style that I admire. Nice to see you can make internal rhymes without them sounding forced. CD

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Cd As I said to a friend It has always bothered me the idea of being paid in the end for o.. read more
I love this poem and I agree with your author's note. We as humans should not require payment for doing something good.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Luna I am pleased it touched you in a personal way. I believe kindness to be its own rewar.. read more
My favorite soul moving part of this excellent writing is: 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


Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank u nisa mine too
Good work as always Tate! Your writing is always a joy to read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Corbin
This is certainty something to ponder, Tate. Kindness, goodness, and a "pay it forward" attitude is my approach to living. Doing what we can while we are here can be our legacy, I don't need any rewards after I'm gone. As always, a wonderful and touching write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you sharon i just get by as best i can

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