Heart of a Nation

Heart of a Nation

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

The well spent life will always beckon from the winds of change a call for home.

"

sage wisdom
"The value of a man lies not in what he owns but in what he gives to others."

On humble fare though he may dine 

soft light of a candles flame

Walks with a sense of purpose and time

upon his soul there is no claim


A man treads light on honest poverty

no coward nor gentleman's slave

Gives his love to the poor of heart

stands fast in the face of the grave


Bearing for her life's burdens

soothes the children of their tears

Is the rock all others break upon

leaves fond memory of his years


He knows the value of free will

as honesty will rule his heart

Owns pride born of forgiveness

to the fallen grants a new start


Give the fools their silk and wine

their dishonest pretense of gentry

Only welcome of a good mans door

will permit a monarchs entry


He knows this, as his fellows do

from every  field and station

One need not be a worshiped lord

to be master of God's creation



    Jane And Bernie

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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
As in the times of the ancient mariner we all hear the call of sirens that gesture us to sail home. Continuity of purpose flows from the wellspring of our lives. In the end we all find we are drawn inexorably home, to the hearth from around which we told our tales of long ago and spun our yarns of a life well lived. The well spent life will always beckon from the winds of change a call for home. The indians of the West have suffered so much. Our hearts are with them.

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GS
Loved it... I've read it multiple times....

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you GS I’m glad you liked it. I’ll try to stop by and read something today if yours
GS

2 Months Ago

Well, thanks. I really appreciate that.
Truly touching the soul and it is beautiful masterpiece that challenging the spirit.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

Thank you Roy. I appreciate that
This is so beautiful sir...
"Walks with a sense of purpose"
'One need not be a worshiped lord to be master of God's creation.'
What a line...


Posted 10 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Months Ago

Thank you L C Jarrette
L.C. Jarrette

10 Months Ago

my pleasure sir...
:)
Grand and galant penning, touching burdened hearts with a call to remembrance of values revered.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Valormore thank you sir it is with great revers ceni acknowledge our culture is kinda lacking when c.. read more
This one touched close to home. I love the feelings and sounds of a different time that I felt and heard while reading this. Genuine comes to mind. You have captured the Indian spirit here and portrayed freely a dearly held, humanitarian concept. Wonderful!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. It was my hope to give voice to the people of Standing Rock South Dakota.
joshua deathdealer

1 Year Ago

You've done well sir.
I really enjoyed this one, cannot wait to read more of your poetry

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I appreciate that
Give the fools their silk and wine
their dishonest pretense of gentry
Only welcome of a good mans door
will permit a monarchs entry

Wonderful and beautiful piece, Tate:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Pride thank you sorry my last comment was made from my phone it doesnt catch my voice to text fea.. read more
Pryde Foltz

1 Year Ago

Didn't even see it:)
(The well spent life will always beckon from the winds of change a call for home.) How very true. This is yet another masterpiece of poetic prosody. Great writing, imagery and emotion. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you again Sharon I dont know what to say I am humbled as well
Miss Sharon

1 Year Ago

:>) Thank you is enough my friend! ~Sharon

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