Heart of a Nation

Heart of a Nation

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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The well spent life will always beckon from the winds of change a call for home.

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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



      May you be rocked in the arms of the Almighty to the beat of the lullaby winds

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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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Eloquent and poignant, Tate. Nicely penned. I thoroughly enjoy your work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sharon That makes me smile
My mom and I are big Bernie lovers and these words speak volumes for me.
Fantastic work here my friend as always, just love it! Thanks for sharing and
b-blessed!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I think he may put last chance to save ourselves from ourselves
Jamestown

1 Year Ago

Completely agree, cheers!
Wishing and longing so much for a world that can rise above the waves and lift others from the murky waters as well. Thank you for always shining a light into the darkness, my friend. You lift us all with your voice, and the song of peace found in the hearts of wonder.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Craig I have become a groupie I think of this Democratic socialist. Lol His is a vision I long fo.. read more
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greatly inked!
keep up the gr8 works! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thanks amy Bernie has become a hobby of mine
Well done! Especially loved the last stanza.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you barb I am particular about who I write about but this guy is without peer
'Home is the hunter, home from the hill ... and the sailor home from sea'. To quote R. L. Stevenson ... This is now the 2nd poem of yours I've read.
Your poetry is like good wine, needs to be savoured whilst sitting in front of a warm fire. It's mature and worth pondering over ... So I say ... That's some slick penmanship my man!


Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you . I spend a lot of time working on them as I am a perfectionist . But only on poetry and .. read more
Very righteous and wise, deep and positive..fantastic rhyme on point and very melodic..reads effortlessly from start to finish..fabulous!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I have of late taken up the ideals of the old guy. Lol He is very inspiring
As I dive off into this review comment, please allow me to share that my personal political views are not those of today's Democratic Party, as the last Democrat I supported and loved was John Fitzgerald Kenneday ... This shared, every once in a great while one can happen upon a truly good man in any political party, though their views may differ from ours ... This is a grand tribute to the man Bernie Sanders, whom I view as a good person and a fine man, though I do not share his political viewpoints ... I am unlikely to vote Democratic in the fall elections, but I would choose Sanders any day over a lying, two faced, euphemism spouting, Hilary Clinton, though I have no problem with a woman of character and honesty running for President of these United States of America ... That's the problem, she has no character to lean upon, and seeks only the sympathy of voters on the basis of her sex, rather than her integrity ... Sanders is a man of integrity, no doubt ... Excellent write ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

I agree that the party elders are complicit in the decline of the american dream. As for Ben well I .. read more
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1 Year Ago

I have some thoughts on Trump I shall be posting as an article ... We have much to fear from Trump a.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you marv I look forward to the article
You write with elegance, I enjoyed reading this

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Cassy I am glad to spread a little happiness when i can

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