Why?

Why?

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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We tend to be so predictable as a species. Predatory to the core. Yet here and there I see hope of evolution taking a kinder approach. Lets Hope before we kill us all.

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If I could only see in the truth

to look beyond our simple ways

I would love knowledge even more

than all the lies of long gone days

 



If man could put away his sword

and beat to plowshares all he'd worn

Then I might be able to see the light

and forget the failings, of those I scorn

 



If we were not such fragile beings

that prayed for things not needed

Then I might think we had a chance

but all the lessons still go unheeded

 



If life would only start as it ends

with great knowledge left to share

 We might not trample each other

then sin to hide what we must bear

 



If life could only do all these things

I would live deep in the truth so wise

To take the life, that I've been given

and turn to God with forgiving eyes


 









© 2017 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
We tend to be so predictable as a species. Predatory to the core. Yet here and there I see hope of evolution taking a kinder approach.
Lets Hope before we kill us all.

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I cannot believe the dynamics of this poem...as always, written in Tate style, which i believe is the pinnacle of excellence...it is an exacting depiction of the human condition and its innate desire to eliminate anything that is relevant and pure...we are dinosaurs...the only difference is that we are destroying our existence much faster than they did. Great job , and the accompanying audio was not only perfect, but also very thought provoking!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Tim I am happy you like it. i was a very small boy when Kennedy was killed. I cant say i k.. read more



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We humans sure are good at wrecking s**t. That's for sure. Great poem sir.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

We sure are. Mankinds natural proclivity is to tend toward selfishness That is why bernie is so uniq.. read more
favorite lines: the lies of long gone days, We might not trample each other then sin to hide what we must bear, turn to God with forgiving eyes

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank u C. rose
This poem was really touching and it grabbed me so much, awesome!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much glad to hear that
Hope is possible, unless we strive to not care and continue to be callous and cruel.
Lets Hope before we kill us all-Was a powerful ending..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Len Time is the healer but the memory remains
In 1961, when the assassination of John F Kennedy took place, India was very new to Independence which she got in 1947. Media was not that rapid and advance in our country and India was also suffering from acute and serious crisis and pandemonium at that time, but still in here his assassination was a matter of discussion, this is what my fore father told me.

A great poem here again. I need not say anything because of 103 reviews that you already have got.

Apart from the structure of poem, what I always praise is the lessons of life that you embed in it.

I accord with Timthy, that man does not need any enemy, as there are too many dwelling in the humanoid form. As the William Wordsworth lines goes "What man has made of a man?"

Thanks for sharing this poetry, which I consider a masterpiece.

Devanshu

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Dev I know this was before your time but it is relevant to us all .It is always the best who die you.. read more
Tate as always your skill with the verse is flawless my friend and something to be truly admired cheers my friend Gonzo

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you John I am truly humbled by that
This is great piece of writing and thank you for sharing words of wisdom with us, as always simply marvelous!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you A.Amos I am so glad to hear from you again welcome
A. Amos

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome buddy!
I cannot believe the dynamics of this poem...as always, written in Tate style, which i believe is the pinnacle of excellence...it is an exacting depiction of the human condition and its innate desire to eliminate anything that is relevant and pure...we are dinosaurs...the only difference is that we are destroying our existence much faster than they did. Great job , and the accompanying audio was not only perfect, but also very thought provoking!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Tim I am happy you like it. i was a very small boy when Kennedy was killed. I cant say i k.. read more
An honorable President... I'll never forget the king of Camelot...It's truly sad.
Your author's note echo my sentiments, exactly....Well penned, Tator Tot!~xoxo~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you dear i know you are too young to remember him as it was for those who were alive but it wa.. read more
Robbie~xoxo~

4 Years Ago

You are right, I'm too young to remember, but his imprints have affected the next generation...and s.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

oh yes they have such a loss we lost the most cultured of us all
Tate,

I enjoyed reading this work inspired by the memory of President Kennedy..Sad that his life was cut short..I believe that he had much to give to our country..Sara

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

I too miss his light .It was so bright
Sunflower/Sara Kendrick

4 Years Ago

Yes...Sara

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