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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Beautiful thoughts and sentiments of fond memories of family.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Naida thank you very much
LadyNaida

1 Year Ago

Hi Tate, hope you are well.
Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jennie I do admire him he is what we all should ascribe to be
One of your best work, every line is honest and true. Bravo!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

A.AMOS Thank you It is nice to hear that from you . Thank you I respect your opinion
A. Amos

1 Year Ago

You're most welcome Tate...
what a fine and passionate tribute to the man ...we may not agree on policy but there is no denying the truth of life lived honestly, generously and in forgiveness ... other's that want the rest badly enough can have it says i! ;) the continuity of your voice rings true once again Tate! enjoyed the read ..appreciate the wisdom
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

read it again ..can not tell where it is edited but the sentiments are very strong ..love the liltin.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Yes gene I will I cannot ignore my feelings of humanity I simply cannot accept the corporate diatrib.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

well i raise me glass to ya sir!! the conscience counts for all time :) yes indeed it does
Tater tot I to share your admiration for this man to the latest generation we see I doubt that we will see another like him in our lifetimesI hope this finds you well and as always great work

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Nana thank you my son tater may be headed out west toward your area come spring if he does I'll .. read more

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