Oddity Commodity

Oddity Commodity

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

A man should be judged by his works not his beliefs. Beliefs are intangible and inconsequential to life.

"


self portrait graphite on canvas

For just over two thousand years

we've held to the thoughts of the past

Followed teaching,  and the preaching

that professed faith to all whom asked

 

Dare we ever question that faith

we find ourselves mired in pain

Be-seeched by those, one might suppose

to be blessed or somehow ordained

 

Legislating morality

has never worked and never will

you can't force folk, under a yolk

of privileged who sit top a hill

 

Eating from the tree of knowledge

perhaps we found our sanity

We need be fair, man's self aware

one can't deny humanity

 

The religious right will survive

behind glass in a museum

An oddity, commodity

for all those who want to see them

 

 

 









 

 

 No copyright infringement intended fair usage assumed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 2015 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
You know I have given this much thought of late. The recent Supreme court decision on gay rights has split the country asunder. As for me I have a sister who is gay I simply want for her happiness. The government has no business in our bedrooms or our private life. We seek to marry those who bring our lives meaning. Follow your own path. It is not for others to impede the road upon which choose. This is not a question of morality it is a question of rights. By what right does any man have the ability to tell another who to love? love thy brother as thyself.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

A man should be judged by his works not his beliefs. Beliefs are intangible and inconsequential to life.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Tate, I have missed you, my friend. It feels like forever since I have read you work -- actually it has been forever, hasn't it!? Sorry!

On to your writing, as always, you never fail to amaze me with the story you tell within your words. You capture the reader and keep the hooked until the last word which then leaves them begging for more. I can relate to this write as many others I am sure.

Truly fab tho, love the wording and the structure! x

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This comment has been deleted by the poster.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Noodle I was so sure I responded to this I must have deleted it accidentally I do miss you thank you.. read more
This comment has been deleted by the website administrators.



Reviews

Great work once again Tate. Your work is always top quality. Hope all is well.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Frantzou so nice to see you again thank you so much all is well Hope you are too
A very deep meaning. Well done, yet again.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Well thank you Hikari I see things like this as nothing more than an attempt by religion to impose t.. read more
Deep meaning. And so much changes over a short period of time. People interfere in with religion not always knowing what they are talking about while others impose on religion without understanding its true goals. If only the community of people that run countries and nations would let us be to do as we please while they concentrate on being better people.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

It is sad that the religious right is so ignorant of the laws of the land and fundamental rights of .. read more
Nice, very nice!!! I really enjoyed this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Corbin
I give this poem 100/100
Speechless to say the least.

Best poem I've read on here

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much Brian
I usually find something to debate with your thinking. If for no other reason than the principle of all great thoughts flourishing under scrutiny. Here however, I believe you have so soundly and fairly addressed the issue at hand I can only applaud.
Great write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I bow to your compliment tip my hat in reverence and humbly thank you.
 David Scott

2 Years Ago

😀 it was a pleasure to read your work tonight.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much
while I believe a marriage is a sacred bond between man and woman - if the law of the land provides civil unions as legal - then the law of the land should be upheld and I would not step to impede it. Nor would I harass those exercising their legal right. It is divisive, Tate. And it shouldn't be. "You cannot legislate morality" - this is a true statement.
Wonderful poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you TL it is decisive but for me it's easy to stand back look at it objectively the United Sta.. read more
Tate,

As always, profound. You are one of 600 plus read requests I have, I have been busy with my business and well i have been writing from time to time on here. Needless to say I have been relatively absent and fell short on checking my read requests.

Your poem:

It's profound as I said, it also puts a perspective on the idea of freedom and belief. It's almost what i like to refer to as patriotism being blind. Still my favourite part is the very last paragraph. It speaks volumes of a possible future.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you you should see my poem named my god it is essentially my opinion on institutionalized reli.. read more
Phillip J Clayton

2 Years Ago

Sounds great man. I will soon, once i get through these readings.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Nice to see you again
wow...nice work Tate, one can only view from his own eyes and mind the simplicity of Life, it is choice that makes us human, it is love that makes us compassionate, and somehow we move past it all...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Art thank u I don't think my viewpoint is as rare anymore as many would like to believe thank u agai.. read more
Good poem Tate.. It had great flow and great imagery. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Adam thank you so much this is surely one of the present day dilemmas

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

2749 Views
52 Reviews
Added on June 26, 2015
Last Updated on December 7, 2015
Tags: poetry, religious


Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Aris Aris

A Poem by Tate Morgan