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





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© 2018 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

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Tate Morgan

3 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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Working toward freedom for all, whether we "approve of" them or not, is the way of true liberty. You say it all very well here, Tate!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Rita freedom for all that does seem like the only way to guarantee that each of us receive.. read more
the government has always stuck there noses in our rights as humans,i have a gay brother in law, and we have talked about this, and i guarantee he was born gay.the bible says it`s an abomination,but we are also born alcoholics,heart disease and other defects so i don`t understand either

a great write about an important subject

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Yes as i say i have a sister who is gay. she swears she too was born that way. I cant say .. read more

3 Years Ago

one day we will all know what is going on,you`re welcome
You are right. We cannot be slaves to the past, blindly accepting what was to be what is and will be.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Marie. I know this subject is not easy to address if you are say over 55 like me even lol .. read more

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Added on June 26, 2015
Last Updated on October 29, 2018
Tags: poetry, religious

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