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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© 2017 Tate Morgan



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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It's really good, really really good!
Great amazing poem!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you lizardo
Lizardo

2 Years Ago

You're welcome
Tate, excellent. You have this great, lulling, gentle quality about your poetry. I absolutely loved this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I hope i didnt lull you to sleep lol
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

No. It was a good kind of lull. Not a put me to sleep lull..Ha!
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you so much
a good wife, a good life, something to tell other generations---

and yes, good deeds shouldn't come with expectations of being lauded.

i just really like this write.

it's what life is what all about.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

jacob Hi man thank you Yeah the good wife hard to beat that. I agree good deeds are where its at .
The wisdom here is a gift.
You lead by example.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Zeit how are you dude Long time gone i hope this finds you well and with my thanks
Tate, this is one of your best. Every line the thought comes through and hits the reader with those sentimental feelings. A super write and one for my favorites list..Kathie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Geez Kathie i can't remember you ever saying you put one in the library before I'm honored thank you.. read more
Valentine

2 Years Ago

You are more than welcome. Kathie
Wow -- stunning lines: "Through heat and cold we push onward; like Lemmings to the sea" and "By joys hereof, through souls we love; is man then measured weighed" I love the statement in this one. Whatever you believe, you can't plan all your hopes around what may come after the end. We are all the measure of what we do in this life… whose hearts we hold sacred and do not betray.

NOTES: the [babe's] cry

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you momz I cant remember you ever using the word WOW on mine before . Smiles!
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

I really loved those lines. You're welcome.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

smiles all around
There you go again Tatertot always tugging on my heart strings and teaching me a lesson in the process. I don't think I'll ever tire of you. Eloquent prose, beautiful message, kind soul.
Love Ya
Nana

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you nana I have been wanting to talk to you for a while. Nice of you to stop over. Ill call .
You continue to set the standard with thought-provoking topics infused with a steady rhythm. Each time I reach for the bar, you set the bar higher, motivating me to improve my own efforts.
I am not a fan of any religion so this poem rings true for me more so than others as I don't use religion as a tool or a guideline for a reason why I should be kind to others and/or enjoy this life without the promise of any type of "afterlife".

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I must agree with you if a man can't feel for others he doesn't lack religion he lacks empathy. Than.. read more

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