Painful Truth

Painful Truth

A Poem by Tate Morgan

No man gives what he has not His heart aching for another


Oh I know what you are thinking

this time everything has changed

He needs you to ease his drinking

can you not see how that's deranged


Your old need to mother the sick

has warped your foolish, kindly, heart

His pain falls on you like a brick

you have known the truth from the start


As you tell yourself he loves you

while pain on you he lavishes

His heart can't take on love a ‘new

and heal from neglect’s ravages


The wounds aren't love he gives to you

it's your shoulder that he cries on

His heart has room for only two

it's to this pain you are now drawn


No man can give what he has not

his heart aching for another

He can't give what he hasn't got

while still crying for the other



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© 2014 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Written to a friend who lets her heart guide her mind too often >And in this case is headed for a train wreck.She is dating a married man who swears he is leaving his cheating wife.I said "Huh"? "What is he if he dates you"?

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You know, the other day, I was contemplating entering a relationship that I know will end up just like this.... It is such a well-worn path to nowhere, women everywhere feel attracted to the no-hoper and try to help and "fall in love" and accept vague moments of imagined sentiment for a substitute of real love. You have summed it up excellently. A rare and importanta poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Every stanza is weighted and possesses strong meaning. This is a common theme that many don't seem to freely discuss. While reading this I got the sense of the theme "You can't be fixed by the one who broke you". As well as a sort of abusive relationship in the making.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thanks Lexi I wrote this for a friend who always picks the wrong men
I just came across this poem,its vary good.reminds of a friend I hav like this ...great ink

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Nice to you Tate,im Allelujah.I also find myself doing that,sometimes when inspiration hits you it c.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks I am forever correcting and upgrading them all here . I am never satisfied with them

3 Years Ago

Your welcome,I do that myself if you could id appreciate sum feedback on some of've been at.. read more
Women can't help being what they are.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

obviously true
This very touching and in many cases true.

Great write :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

Well said. Have a friend in a similar situation only she's the non-cheating wife.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Hmm very true...

Posted 7 Years Ago

Oh my! This one touched me more than you will ever know. One just like this in my life and sad to say, passing because of his past drinking. Sad... But I can't turn my back. As I said before. Your words are more like people's lives, their stories. not poems my friend, never poems..

Song is great. Funny.. He used those same words.. Wish I could laugh though..
Mags xx

Posted 7 Years Ago

this happens so often
we spread ourselves apart
accept crumbs
because the love of challenges not love
great write.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on January 5, 2010
Last Updated on February 1, 2014
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love

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