Oddity Commodity

Oddity Commodity

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

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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

 

 

 









 

 

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© 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.

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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

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Tate Morgan

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Noodle I was so sure I responded to this I must have deleted it accidentally I do miss you thank you.. read more
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You've recorded our history in these words. It's amazing how people can hurt eachother by using a doctrine that should bring peace. I would never wish to take away another person's happiness. I can really appreciate your words. This is service to humanity.

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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you zeitgeist I thought a long time in this one weeks and took two days writing it and another.. read more
A heavy and timely social comment. I also land on the side of humanity and happiness and cringe that it has to come down to a legislative process to make this happen. Great writing my man and I hope you are doing well!!

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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I am happy thank you Corey it has been so long since last we spoke how nice to hear from you I knew .. read more
Crowley

2 Years Ago

Good to talk to you as well, and I was very happy that legislation passed. Makes me feel like we are.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

ID we don't learn to love one another surely we will perish
Oodles to say..for this touches personally..but I will keep it short. Well Done, Taters

Posted 2 Years Ago


Renée

2 Years Ago

Understanding starts with us and ripples out. ( :
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

lol I like that about you I like that a lot
Renée

2 Years Ago

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As a child of God, I have His view, I am in no position to state any opinion on the courts actions. In the end, it will be God who decides what is right and what is wrong. Guess we all have to follow our own convictions. Valentine

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no one has the right to monitor our happiness...

a smart decision on the part of the supreme court...let each dance to his or her own music...

the dance is what is important, not the participants...

i really like this poem....

j.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Jacob I thank you for that the greatest attraction this country has is its inclusiveness we have tro.. read more
A familiar ring to the complaint ... Tate. Maybe we need to remind those ... who will impose themselves on others ... that life is also sacred.

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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I so agree it is for none of us to impose our beliefs on another
Oh Taters this is really so like you. I love to read your works knowing they will probably make me smile. It is nice that you speak in these things without fearing repercussions. However unlike most of the works you create I see many more read this than responded to it. Most people are afraid to take a stand on this subject. I am happy to see you are not. There might be hope for us all yet. Love ya Nana

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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thanks Nana always great when I will try to drop you a line later. Or you can send me an email which.. read more
The bible is so homophobic and yet many Catholic Priests are Child abusers of the same sex as we are finding out here in Australia all covered up by the Church Leaders! If people of the same sex are in love so be it they are not forcing themselves on anybody like the few clergymen. America has so many gun massacres cos you won't change your cowboy and indian ways but get so scared if homosexuality is legalised lol A great write Tate. Australia needs to wake up now!

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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Andrew I have to agree on both points I was raised a catholic I have come to believe that my church .. read more
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.

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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
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