My Life

My Life

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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My very first poem Written at the age of 47

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On mornings hence I'll forget

to forgive this callous blow

That left me broken on the field

where angels hearts don't go

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As to the scar left there upon

I'll hide it best I can

For fear they might see my pain

and think me not a man

___________________________


When in future I'll be asked

to say this was my fault

Why open this tender heart within

to the unending pain of assault

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As future bears witness of

my life and deeds inscribe

Descendants will think me as kind

for the life I try to describe

___________________________


In life I took much less than gave

I walked the good heart line

Carried the hopes of the small

held theirs as they held mine

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But to God, I say through it all

I was true to his design

Gave my heart in earnest love

for a life, sweet, gentle and divine

 



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
What can be said of the broken heart that hasn't touched most? I was much too old to be having my first and only heart break. It struck me like a thunderclap . Knocked the wind from me and set me off my heels. I was a long time injured. And to a depth yet unknown to me. This is the first poem I ever wrote! Written at the age of 47, 2008. Luckily I went on survived to love and marry again!

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Tate....so moving, so sweet to listen to the heart of a real man. Sorry about the broken heart, there is but nothing more painful. Even although we know they mend, it's the damage in between the healing process.
You tell us of your excruciating experience, a place where no man wants to ever visit with his heart, yet you are able to complete such a magnificent poem in doing so.
Thanks for share
Babs x

Posted 6 Years Ago


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omg... i like your author's note!... i always like to know what the poem is literally about... gosh... first poem at 47 eh? now thats what i call a LATE BLOOMER! LOL

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much It was this event that started my writing I thank you
Amazing! as always inspiring.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Jadey
This really is a beautiful poem Tate. My heart's been ripped out by love and death so many times I got a trap door in my chest

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Hahah I believe you. Its strange isn't it I mean I don't care how tough a man is take away everythin.. read more
I found this a heartfelt reading. The only abrupt heart fracture I have endured is the unexpected death of my beloved aunt; she was a beautiful, active, sharp as a tack 95 years young; she was almost as close to me as my mom. The sudden rupture of a bile duct plunged her into agony for hours. After her death, I sank into 3 years of almost catatonic depression. It was very difficult to emerge. I am glad you were able to find a way to your new love and new life.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thanks Annie i have recovered and went on to love and marry again All turned out in the end
"For fear they might see my pain
and think me not a man" BEAUTIFUL.
Life is always such a bittersweet... and there's always a way to live in cloud-nine.
I adore it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you . I suppose A man doesn't really know how weak he truly is Until he has faced the loss of .. read more
Omar Fendri

4 Years Ago

Yes. I hear what you're saying...
oh that last verse reads just like a prayer. Well penned, Tate

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Well thankfully i have lived recovered fell in love and remarried. I humbly thank you .
Looking straight into the face of tests of the true and stating your position in simple words ... that is the only way of doing it. A smooth flowing poem that beats with the sound of normal man coming to grips with the greater plan of life. Nice.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Sri Thank you .I hope I have grown a bit since then. It was a painful and humbling experience.
I could feel the emotion that hit you like a thunder clap in this write Tate. Your friend in words, Pete

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you as the first poem i ever wrote It was one of the most painfully personal as well
Cheers brother for breaking off this little slice of heavan.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you it was as I said the first poem i ever wrote.
L.Edward

4 Years Ago

Your welcome! Great for a first poem.

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