Love's Refrain

Love's Refrain

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

The wind plays loves refrain.

"

first wife marsha and tate

First wife Marsha and mother to Tate 

Love entered in my heart one day

a sorrowed, war-torn, guest

When she asked to be let in

I had her sit and rest



She woke my sleep with anguish

shook my hopes with tears

When my heart felt to sing

she filled its joy with fears



As now she has gone away

I miss the old sweet pain

Sometimes when night whistles in

the wind plays loves refrain

 




© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Some people just aren't meant to be together. Yet try to tell them that and both will join in chorus to rail against your attempt. Yet when they are apart they cannot seem to function without each other. Such is the mystery of love. I am old enough to remember the life,times and sufferings of Tammy Wynette and her ill-fated marriage to George Jones. In a 20/20 interview with George I remember how he still choked on her name and held his love for her long after she was gone. I imagine for him that is a tragedy with great remorse and sorrow.

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"He stopped loving her today", that's what this brings to mind for me, one of the saddest country songs ever sung, and I think he sang it with her in mind. It's funny how sometimes we most want and crave that which is worst for us and our state of mental health. That which causes us to feel the most, be it good or bad, is often most memorable in our lives and hearts.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

LA Lorena

6 Years Ago

Thanks Tate.
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

The honor is all mine
Laura Lynn

4 Years Ago

this is beautiful, I've never been able to make it on my own, but her song brings hope but also the .. read more



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This was a beautiful poem with great rhyming. I really enjoyed reading this :)

-Emily

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you emily to this day I fight that dichotomy
'I can't live with you, and I can't live without you'!!!!! And the memory is still there, even when she is gone.
'Sometimes when night whistles in
the wind plays love's refrain.'
I love the sensitivity in this poem.

Posted 10 Months Ago


i grew up listening to them. a very nice nice write sir.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Richard thank you I did too
wonderful! you say it all in a very beautiful ans simple way!


Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you so much angelina very sweet of you to say
absolutely beautiful, I can go on and on reading your inspiring works!
keep it up there poet, and thank you for sharing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much I like you too
Give me a cup filled to the brim, a chair beside the fire. And give me some Tate Morgan poetry to while away the hours!

Posted 3 Years Ago


paperfox

3 Years Ago

Tate ... You are one of the up n coming Musketeers of poetry ... You are needed for your romantic qu.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Ode to poetry i have written a few of those i do not know if i could be of much help there though.I .. read more
paperfox

3 Years Ago

Your poem shall be independent. But included in the Ode the section about Romance/Love.
It's .. read more
This is a very gentle & poetic way to describe those who become addicted to drama & pain in relationships. The respectful tone doesn't glorify this quest for war-torn love, but it definitely conveys an authentic acceptance. Very relatable, as many prefer drama to contentment (just look what's popular on reality TV!)

For line 2, "a sorrowed, war, torn, guest" . . . might be better as: "a sorrowed, war-torn guest"
(slight punctuation tweaks).

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I might tweak that I'm glad it spoke to you it sure was a rocky ride for me
Beautiful. You are an inspiration to all.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Valormore thank you every time I think I'll throw in the towel and stop writing someone says somethi.. read more
i am not familiar with Tammy's story but your poem hits its mark (you always do sir) love that ravages the contenders must be one of the most painful of tragedies .. brings to my thoughts of what love really is .. i have never found a more apt description than this:
"1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version ..
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
we must be missing something when loving someone causes them such pain :)
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

and bless him again sir! :)
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

That boy every time I look at him I smile. Forged through our mutual suffering he and I are attached.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

:) .................
I love this poem. I believe that everyone has one of these relationships where who you love isn't entirely good or healthy for you, yet you love them in spite of this. It is a beautifully well written piece and I love reading your work, thank you so much for sharing :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you yes i was in a few myself and no one could make me listen but my heart.
Michele Martel Miller

2 Years Ago

I totally agree, I just listened to my heart...just beautiful!
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much

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