Pity The Heartless

Pity The Heartless

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Pity the heartless.

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Pity the heartless

wish on them well

Follow not their teachings

for them time will tell

__________________

Echoes of mercy

not for us, but for them

Is the essence of virtue

from which love will stem

__________________

While night is asleep

sunshine will be mine

I'll relight the candle

that made my heart shine

__________________

With that all the demons

once loosed upon me

Be chased back to Hell

and set my soul free

__________________

I can't say if

but I can say when

I'll pickup my good heart

to love another again

 

Tate













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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
There was a time when my heart was cold as ice. Long before I remarried and had recovered my life. But I found bitterness too hard a hard pill to swallow. Thankfully time marched on and the better angel of my nature took control of my heart leading me to happiness again. When I first wrote this poem I was so deeply distressed. That day I decided to make of my life something new. Tonight while thinking on those days I went through my thousands of pictures and gave my exwife those that I thought she should have. A peace offering I suppose. Though after a few drinks I have to admit the song from Iris Dement had me laughin so hard. That because it is not human nature to let go pain and grant forgiveness. However I shall try not to dwell on past misery. I am trying very hard to let go the hard thoughts and swim in the river of forgiveness and grace. To those few people whom I loved and who dared to love me.
Thank you!

By the way just imagine the genders are reversed in the song above.

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Wow!!!! I loved the last stanza, thank you for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is a very intense piece - but something about it disturbs me - I am not sure what

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Yes they are I created my greatest works at my lowest points of life
Judy

4 Years Ago

I struggle with a mental illness and I think that my poetry is my best medicine
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

i agree there It was the readson for my writing I got divorced and started to write for therapy
Definitely a darker poem for you Tate.. can feel all of the pain and angst in this one.. the song seals it.. so funny.. need a little laughter to go with heartache and pain

Posted 4 Years Ago


a poem with a lesson or a gentle admonishment. We only do ourselves detriment if we do not forgive. I struggle with this concept SO much. Its sad. swimming in the river of forgiveness and grace. Yes. peace.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

thank you
My emotions are all mixed up, having been on both sides of this coin at one time or another. I know in my head that forgiveness is a correct response, but my heart refuses to accept it. I am left after hearing the song along with your clearly laid out feeling both laughing and crying; I think it I found that sentiment in a Joni Mitchell song, "Laughing and crying...you know it's the same release..." I think I will laugh at myself and my "X" husband.
Bravo Tate!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gotta get back on that horse! At least that's what I gathered. Loving again can prove to be one of the hardest things to do.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Its tough, getting everything you're feeling down in its essence. Some people would have been tempted to write flowery tragedy like Byron, but you evoke the picture with indelible word imagery that sticks an arrow square in the bullseye.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ah man... this one hits home for me these days, as I continue my search and continue with my meditations, hoping for those brief moments of clarity and peace. Day by day, we need to let go the anger, find forgiveness... and not contemplate why someone did this or that, but instead, take time to find why, in fact, we are affected so... in hopes that we can become better by those circumstances. There, I've ranted enough...lol... Nice write my friend!

Posted 4 Years Ago


the title says it all! excellent write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


,l;

Posted 4 Years Ago



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