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 commencing stanza, is mind-blowing. It is something, I will preserve it for the rest of my live.

"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"

Really, Man only takes pleasure, in abstract quantities, like beauty and all other things. What for? Only, in the end to bid, goodbye to this world and depart to another world of God?

You always write about the truth of this earth. This time, it is no exception. Wht deeply moved me was your note. Indeed, humanity or kindness is something that anyone can feel. In nutshell,

"Compassion is an universal language"

Thanks for giving us a glimpse of men's true nature.

Devanshu

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Devanshu I am touched you liked it it was a hard one to compose Based on my belief that w.. read more
wonderfully done Tate! Beautiful picture :)
It is important we be who we are.. everything comes to an end. I think it is great to be paid in smiles and gratitude for something done.. may be food :) But that feeling we can give when we helped someone, the happiness in their eyes.. irreplaceble

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you very much
I love this very much. love the diction and choice of words. easy to understand

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you seyi i try to use common language in uncommon ways
Wow, Tate, some wonderful lines:

"Men wax and wane, throughout their reign
in the end just to die"

and then the perfect ending:

"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"

A great one, Tate. Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Rick



Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Rick I am rather pleased you like this one it really took me a lot to create it thank you
Rick Puetter

2 Years Ago

Certainly one of your best, Tate. I like it a lot.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Rick perhaps I'm getting better at it
Yes, you penned this so well dear Poet. Just like lemmings we are forced upstream to victory or defeat. Let's hope it IS victory after all the 'waxes and wanes' of this unpredictable moods of tides. I'm an sure there will be, otherwise what was the point of it all!

Terrific thoughtful write Tate!

Helena :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you helena yes we are forced to go forward or fall behind in this life
Helena

2 Years Ago

Yes, one can never give up or we are truly beaten.
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


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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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I liked the message of this. Do what is good for the sake of good. Not a promise of later reward. And important lesson you portrayed beautifully.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

You got it That is the story here. We lose the divinity in a act when we place a price on it thank y.. read more
I always enjoy your poetry yet this on confused me when said "We need no promise from above... to be paid... joys hereof..." Are not the joys here from love and righteous living those promises from the Lord when we abide his principles through faith in him or naught? Indulge me, I know it's a bit off message of the poem. That line throw me for a curve as I read it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

This piece was written to answer a concern of mine if a man needs to be promised the reward of heave.. read more
another stunning poem Tate. how right you are my friend! doing a good deed should never be brought on by the promise of a reward. you take a simple idea and weave it into a gem of a poem. astounding!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Woody as always u see the beauty in the simplest of life's trials
I see an ageless wisdom in your beautiful lines, Tate. Thank you very much for inviting.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Avinash Thank you. Some things just seem to write themselves

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