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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Kindness, charity, and treating people right is its own reward. Well said here my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Noel so nice to see you friend. Yes kindness is its own reward We the older ones have learned this t.. read more
I agree with your powerful words and thoughts.
"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"
No truer words then the words above. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry and good music.
Coyote



Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Coyote.You are one of the old souls here who knows the value of family friends and the lov.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
It's that waiting I guess, almost like we live our life either in hope, destitution or remorse, let's choose hope, a most thought provoking piece, well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Thomas If only we didnt dream . Hope the ultimate title of all our dreams . I choose Hope as well.. read more
"nore-ward" - perhaps more-ward?

We spend the first part of our lives counting up to the time we are allowed to do "things" and the rest of our lives counting down til we can't... I liked your author's note - quite true. Good "seeing" you Tate, I hope things are ok with you guys.

Take care,
Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Chris thank you sir. No it the words Nor-word an abbreviation of Northward. Where the TH are remo.. read more
Chris

2 Years Ago

ah...my mind must have seen an "e" at the end for some reason. Nor-ward made sense... thanks Tate.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

This poem drove me crazy the title comes from a conversation with David Lewis Paget who said the wor.. read more
Tate is well liked, and rightly so.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Leslie Missed you of late
Amazing poem, I love the flow of it.

Kaze~

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you katherine
Blackstar

2 Years Ago

Your very welcome. :-)
Indeed Tate, this is the truth that we (hopefully) all know. I think most people have a kindness in their hearts to do good deeds without expecting a reward. This is a concept the maker knows too well as He designed man in His own image with His own wonderful nature to help others. Thank you for your poem with its important message that kindness and good deeds are given not sold. Chris Paget

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Chris i left you a note on facebook thank you sir
Absolutely terrific, and right on the money my friend, do the right thing
because it's the right thing to do and not for any other reason, Tate I truly love
this piece here brother, bravo! Kindness is it's own reward, Amen!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamestown

2 Years Ago

Hey, I want to read your books, where shall I start?
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

well my mother loves the 1st one Lifes tree I prefer the third my immortal soul if you click on the .. read more
Jamestown

2 Years Ago

Ok thanks, b-blessed my friend, talk more tomorrow.
I believe you have touched on the most important lesson for man
we shouldn`t be paid to do the right thing we should just want to do it
a beautiful and touching write my friend

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Many thanks Wordman I agree. It is by our good deeds that we lead by example and ask nothing from th.. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

your either one or the other a father knows his children,you are welcome
Absolutely stunning, Tate. I have forgotten how you can strum at my heartstrings with the majesty of your words. I feel humbled just visiting your page. I, too, believe kindness is a reward in itself. No resentment found when giving your love and guidance to another. People should never have expectations for the good deeds they do, not when something is meant to be given from the heart. To expect a reward destroys what has been supposedly freely offered. One should never try taking back what they give. I love this poem. Just tweaked at my heart. Thank you so much for inviting me here.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Deviant Works

2 Years Ago

However, you are still quite capable of inspiring others even if your own well of inspiration threat.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much i am quite humbled by that
Deviant Works

2 Years Ago

Simple truth, old friend.

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