Smiles

Smiles

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Their smiles define mans beauty; More than life could ever say.

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Read of a simple man's work

one of meter and of rhyme

Whose tired footsteps echo

down the corridors of time

 

A torrid tale of longing

left by walks in thought and pain

Written for your reverence

not for authors only gain

 

For I'm a humble poet

of no specialty nor skill

Who sees the distant longing

of the child upon the hill

 

With days of constant labor

and long nights devoid of ease

I've seen the tops of mountains

Where the gods play as they please

 

Through haze and smoke deliver

my pen light upon the page

Records the music playing

from every day and age

 

To watch the gentle snowflake

alight soft on a child’s tongue

Releasing awe and wonder

of innocence in the young

 

While we the aged wonder

of moments no one could tell

Given no more to dreaming

our thoughts of where we last fell

 

For time is but an echo

of our loves felt, known and lost

Memories of our lives past

which were paid at such a cost

 

Let fly your soul immortal

stop to watch your children play

Their smiles define man's beauty

more than life could ever say

 

Tate




 

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© 2017 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
When we dream is it not the playful longings of the child upon the hill? Do those dreams not define our life's search and desires?

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Oh God Mr Tate..i was so honored to review this masterpiece..
I would not expect nothing less from you..you know as i read it
I was like on a stage and you asked me to read it out loud
how exquisitely lovely it will come..i swear ..i felt it like a sypmphony
each group of words sounded like they were so high in pitch and then it got low
how you dessicate life and time ,how you humble yourself..God you were made for poetry
those tired footsteps down the lane of time telling tales of pain and ache and tired bones
its a constant labor and long and lonely nights still i stood on top of mountains where God used to play
my words though so hazed they would light a hundred miles from here to eternity and yet more
time only told how love was felt and lost ,lives lived and passed and just at what cost
what loveliness..great symphony from beginning to end..true master poet you are my friend
lovely write..

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Beautifully done, very touching and inspiring for this old man that time has escaped, leaving only white hair and memories of those younger days ...

your friend, as always,

Marv

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much Marv I am humbly honored
This poem is hitting on all cylinders: Rhyme, meter, message, word choice, imagery . . . on & on. Most poems have a weak stanza or two, but not yours here, my friend. This is so strong, thru-out. I'm quite blown away. I love the tone of resignation & wonder blended, as the narrator draws portrait after vivid portrait of so many things that bring a smile to our faces, connecting us, appealing to the common sense of humanity within us. Love this poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much I do like to stick to strict metered rhyme im glad you liked it
You succeeded in incorporating beautiful language in a rhyming poem. Like!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you thus is one of my earliest works
Tate, if ever we could more accurately measure our success as fathers, mothers, teachers, this would be the way to do so. In the smiles of our children. So many things we use to measure our successes and our failures. If we solely used the smiles of our children, then there world would see far more successes. You sir have succeeded in creating a measurement of your skill as a poet and also captured what it is to search for and achieve our dreams. Excellent penning my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Derrick that is a most lucid thought. Recently my friend deb came down with cancer and in .. read more
realmwriter

2 Years Ago

And I am sure that even today, the memory of that kite would make her smile. A memory created when s.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Lets hope For i think she is going through what I cant even imagine
He shoots, he scores!!! This write is awesome, I could never get enough of
your work, the thought put in to create something so beautiful is amazing, but
then to be able to execute that thought they way you do with
so much passion and truth is a God given gift!!!
Bravo my friend, this is the game winning shot! Thanks for sharing and b-blessed

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you sir . I wrote this a while back as i watched my own son playing in the snow
well, there's sleeping dreams, waking dreams and then there's creative dreams... I'd say this probably sums up all of them.
If they leave an infinite smile on your lips, mind and heart, then all the contentment eternity has to offer.
Happy Holiday wishes to you and your family.


Posted 5 Years Ago


I love it:) Very heartfelt!

Posted 5 Years Ago


loved the rythm in this poem..the picture and the images you captured..Thankyou.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I enjoyed every lines of it. So pleasant to read. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago



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