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

____________________________


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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Heart touching, deeply moving write, Tate. Wonderful use of imagery depicting
The heart's lament, as well as rhyme and fluidty. This poem will very
Much resonate with all or at least most.

eloquent write, thanks for sharing :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you May i serve as a lesson in surviving
ms. barrie

4 Years Ago

You're very welcome, Tate :) -- take care!
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

will do I am off to Wisconsin today
Oh this is das, yet so beautifully written Tate. I felt your emotion and it sits in the pit of my stomach. Certainly made an impression! Wonderful writing. You've had your talent for a very long time.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you if not for this I never would have written a thing
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

May we all live to feel again in the depth of our souls. It is hard to believe I owe so much to anot.. read more
ms. barrie

4 Years Ago

My Muse will save my soul lol, all I want and need no one else but thank you, Tate :)

A.. read more
I know the feeling brother. I turned my life completely around for her. Gave up smoking, drinking, roving eye and started attending church. We renewed our vows and months later my wife of nine years divorces me. Like you said we survive and go on to meet our soul mates and live a better life.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Life has a way of schooling us If you survived this welcome to man hood thank you
Michael G. Smith

4 Years Ago

Now, we are teaching our children to avoid these pitfalls, but why doe they not want to heed the war.. read more
A courageous and poignant write. And, an impressive first poem! Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Sharon thank you I suppose it was just the only option for me
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Dye
What a heartfelt poem. It can be a tough thing to deal with but I am happy that you were able to move on from it and find love again.

One of my favorite quotes "a life without love is no life at all"

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

I so agree with you. What is a life left nothing but time But a death sentence?
Dye

4 Years Ago

A lonely one at that. :)
A beautiful poem, it takes courage to open up and let people see the pain inside of you even though we usually want to hide it the best we can. Great job on this

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Yes we do. I thought it best to share them.If I had been 30 I imagine I would have been to proud to .. read more
conveys resilience in the face of a traumatic event such as getting your heart broken.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

I was lucky to have family that loved me.If I truly had been alone I would not have survived
Tate is deservedly well liked, has a good feeling for words and presents his work well.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Les. It isn't easy to face the demons of ones life. t is harder still if some of them are .. read more
This is a very painful experience to any one who has had his heart declined as my friend Jack puts it, I have had mine broken two times and I would not this to any one but luckily it always leaves us stronger.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Yes it is . I almost died from this. But I managed to go on to live and love again. So do many who f.. read more
Well, simply beautiful. You can b a man in more than one ways. All men are not as sensitive as some of us, and their tears only fall inside. Splendid write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you.I agree most would hide these thoughts. I was forced to live them so I think it fair to sh.. read more

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