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.

"

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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Very righteous and wise, deep and positive..fantastic rhyme on point and very melodic..reads effortlessly from start to finish..fabulous!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I agree that the party elders are complicit in the decline of the american dream. As for Ben well I .. read more
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Articles

2 Years 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

2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Cassy I am glad to spread a little happiness when i can
Beautiful thoughts and sentiments of fond memories of family.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Naida thank you very much
LadyNaida

2 Years Ago

Hi Tate, hope you are well.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes dear I am thank you may the same be true for you
Hope he does well!!! Don't know about him sharing ticket with $hillary

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Thomas you need not worry about that he would never take her as a Vice President she is tied to c.. read more
Brilliant piece you have constructed here... men like these are hard to come by these days.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much They are valued for their rarity as well as their virtues
A sign of the times. Simple wisdom is all that we need.
I enjoyed this piece a lot. Nice work.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Zeitgeist thank you. it sure is a sign of our times i hope it is a good one thank you
This is an awesome write Tate. I enjoyed it very much my friend :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Aaron he is a particular interest if mine
Great writing all in all. Your admiration for the man comes through loud and clear (and indeed I think there are many admirable things about him). Very well said.

Just a few small things:
In line 2 candles should be candle's
The sudden reference to "her" in stanza 3 is a little confusing; maybe consider rewording?
Stanza 5, line 1: They're s/b their
Only welcome of a good mans door will permit a monarchs entry: s/b man's and monarch's.


Posted 2 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jennie I do admire him he is what we all should ascribe to be

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