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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"We need no promise from above
to tell us we'll be paid"
This is so true! And the way you placed the facts & thoughts reaches straight to the heart.
Thank You for sharing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Very much . It is a thought for us to ponder and question same as a good man not needing o.. read more
Frozen Eyes

2 Years Ago

Pondering on it really.. Thank U for a positive thoughtful night :)
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

you are welcome thank you
Lemmings to the sea, heh, quite an intriguing concept to entertain. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thanks tai yeah we are a lot like them as we follow the pied piper
There are those who "leave" a legacy and those who "live" it. I think this poem speaks so well to "living" a legacy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you dear I hope i am remembered fondly
Hi Tate,

This was well said, measured, akin to an understanding of a universe we hold and that hold us.

Regards,
Al

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Alfred Thank you so much
Such heartfelt sentiments expressed here Tate. Who we are and those who have influenced, loved, and impacted us is what matter. nice!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hello friend my its been a long time thank you for dropping by
The Refined Poet

2 Years Ago

you are welcome, yeah... its been a long time....
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

welcome back
Our memories of our love for family should be our reward in this life...a lovely sentiment...thanks for the invite to read...love reading your work...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you I am glad you think so I do as well
A gem of realization of our true treasure comes from you Tate! Nothing more precious is our store of love and loved ones, and nothing more important is the business of loving our fellowmen!

"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 you Nayan that is very kind of you.
I couldn't agree more Tate!!.. what a beautifully moving way to express what I have always believed deep in my heart... you have such a depth of passion to your writes that speak of life, love, and meaningful lessons.. you are hands down one of my favorite writers on here and this stunning write shows why.. your pen shines sincerity and a sparkling spirit that makes this site a brighter place.. heartwarming and affecting piece.. the flow is dreamy as always, with such splendid rhyme..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you dear i bet you say that to all the guys lol Honestly i am humbled you make me blush
Beautifully said, Tate. It is so true. I would like to think humans are innately kind. Why believe we will be repaid? Often we are not, but the act of doing a good deed should be the "thank you". The rhyming and rhythm of this one is superb. I am saving this to my library and giving you a 100...which I don't often do. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Lydia thank you I really had to rack my little brain on the rhyming in this one to be relevant and s.. read more

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