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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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 2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years 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
We all leave our signature on someone or hopefully many. A lovely write Tate of your usual finesse, always polished.:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

hi andrew thank you for stopping by Would that i could make such a impact as he.
BERNIE SANDERS for president!!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I so agree He is the greatest thing ever
softlyfall

2 Years Ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ml0ttMxvqk
Yes, we all need a purpose and if we follow through with that purpose, we leave a legacy. We leave people who respected not only our purpose, but understood it and loved us for it. This is the measure of a good person....man or woman. Well written. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lydia It is with the best intentions that we all want top be remembered fondly Yet few ach.. read more
Thank you for sharing the amazing words for a good man. We need examples to become strong men.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Coyote thank you es he is a shinning star in the evening Sky. Would that more men were cut of the.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I agree and you are welcome.
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Hello Tate :) This rolls off the tongue beautifully when read aloud. Such a wonderful tribute to a soul of divine and selfless purpose. It was good to se you amongst my pages, my friend :) Amazing artistry!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Lynn thank you it is so good to talk to you again. This place has been such a comfort to us all o.. read more
He certainly speaks with great clarity on the issues and avoids hiding them behind rhetoric. A fine tribute to a good man ... Tate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I so like the way he refuses to be drug off the issue and keeps on message. Thank you dayran
in this day and times it`s hard to find a honest man that is concerned with fellow man
a great tribute to a true pioneer

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi pat sure is friend . I havent seen anything like him in my days.I hope you are well and every thi.. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

you`re welcome tate,working a lot lately
Only welcome of a good man's
door
Will permit a monarchs entry

Words so well written an obituary
Probably well deserved, Great Tate...paddy

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Paddy. No not a obit not yet. I am hoping it will move a few to act though.Thank you
paddy d daly

2 Years Ago

Best of luck to you, tate

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