Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A Poem by Tate Morgan



What is the value of a life built upon the shattered dreams of others? Bernie Sanders the voice of our past. Who has been calling out to us for half a century. With a sound that echos the tears from every patriot grave. Crying "put away your swords. Beat to plowshares your weapons. Pick up the sad, lonely and poor." With what nobility can we claim superiority without compassion? Successful society is not built upon the admiration of the rich or youthful. It is built upon the dignity of human life.


His a struggle so deep, so profound. I can't think of any other who at his advanced age has labored with so many burdens. It is little enough for us to support him. He is our champion. From a grateful nation I report the cry. That started as a whisper. Echoing out over the hills. Like notes from far flung rain.


Don't wait till your life is all done
to learn the lessons of a fool
Know the rewards of self are none 
where love of others is the rule


So small the pain of his distress
whose earnings don't tell of his worth
An honest man, this life will bless

no matter his fortunes at birth


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I love What you stand for here.... somehow people forget what matters.... in this search for life.... we lose the purpose, forget to be kind and to look around

Hopefully Bernie's work passes on

Posted 4 Days Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Days Ago

Thank you so
Much Lingering Soul
Amazingly woven thoughts.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Msharma
You write a great tribute Tate. My son thinks he would be a good addition to the office of President. Good read.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much I have to admit I admire a man
I enjoyed this for many reasons, but I think I admired it most because of its truth...we are still blessed whether the world hears us or not, but the hope is... there are those of us who hear and see...This made me think also of Mister Rogers...I am struck by the people in this world who stand for humanity and grateful for them~

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Month Ago

Thank you Tabby mac I am one who believes we are best when we are kind
A fine tribute to Bernie Saunders. I don't know a great deal about politicians in your neck of the woods Tate, other than a certain Mr Trump, whose reputation is well and truly known. Any politician who shows true compassion to others is a rarity nowadays, he should be celebrated. I like what you have written and I am a great fan of Bob Dylan, so it was great listening to him while I read and typed my response. Hope all is good with you.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you Kristine. I’ve been on the road for a couple days I’m exhausted I do so appreciate you.. read more
You have captured the essence of Bernie here, so eloquently, & also showing your own concerns for all the compassionate causes he stands for. There are others with similar causes & similar passion for these causes, but there's something about Bernie that makes his way of preaching it so compelling. Thanks for teaching us about sharing your views in a way that can be enjoyed no matter where on the political spectrum (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Margie thank you. I guess it would be an understatement to say I admire the man. I want to grow up .. read more
Wonderful words shared my friend.
"So small the pain of his distress
whose earnings don't tell of his worth
An honest man, this life will bless
no matter his fortunes at birth"
I agree with the above lines. I believe what we leave behind is the wealth we held. Thank you Tate for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you coyote you are without a doubt the best of us.
It's hard not to like Bernie, no matter who you are or what you believe in. He's a good man, and has a strong love for this country. I wish him the very best. Well said, Tate!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Kelly thanks dear. I agree there is a genuine aspect to Bernie that outshines all the others who el.. read more
this is a great tribute to a sound crying in the wind of time,fighting the system for justice for us all

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you Ron I’m one who generally falls on the side of Hope
 wordman

2 Months Ago

i think we all do tate
Enjoyed this, and as a member of the German SPD I am behind this. Excellent.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Leslie My old friend. How nice to hear from you today. Thank you sir. As always a pleasure to make y.. read more

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