Why Me?

Why Me?

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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What have I learned in my trials so far

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What have I learned in my trials so far

I think all I need know for now

Been broken, tattered and forlorn

then beaten and made to bow

 

I have gained a glimpse of life

few men have ever known

To see the futile-ness of man

only humility in grace be shown

 

As I walked the long winding road

that led away from there to here

I find I am no different than most

that have held their own soul so dear

With time our life so gives

then alongside it must take

Carving character as it goes

a better man of us will it make

 

As I no longer ask the question

God traded me wisdom for truth

Teaching me the meaning of life

in exchange he took my youth

 


















© 2017 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Reflections on the inner self

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But would we go back, Tate? It's nice to think that a second crack at youth would be nice, but not if we had to forgo the lessons we've learned on the journey. You have the gift of making the reader stop and consider your poems in the light of their own lives, and this makes them truly worthwhile.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Dave my theory on this is that though they are my experiences and thoughts the music and t.. read more



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When I was offered wisdom from those before me,and heard the words from the one who bore me, I was deaf, dumb and blinded. Then, as I walked the trail of life, and understood my brothers strife, those words that I rejected became my words reminded. Barbz

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Very nice thank you Barb
Barbz

5 Months Ago

What a privilege, Life. It gets better when seasoned. Wishing you many many more years of you and .. read more
a profound write my friend,you traded wisdom for your youth,
never really thought about it like that but your exactly right

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you my venerable friend. Yeah that is the trade off we give up our innocence and hence our you.. read more
If we could do it again, with all the knowledge gained on our Life's journey… would we? And, if we did, would we change anything? If we changed anything, what would change in the journey? What would we lose of our original path? What in our now, would we be willing to loose for the chance for some other future? Who would we risk never knowing? A very thought provoking write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I dont know what id do different Probably nothing Thank you
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

YW. Keep moving forward…
Beautiful, it reminds me of "Clouds" by Joni Mitchell: I've looked at life from both sides now. It's life's illusions I recall. I really don't know life at all.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you valormore I dont remember what brought this one on No doubt a deep question that was self .. read more
Loved it Tate. Especially the last 4 lines...Very Powerful!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you sir
I really loved this poem.....excellent in all respects. As well as an outstanding writer you are also a talented Artist! - Helena :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Helena i have always hoped you would one day return to us as I have missed you so Thank you
Helena

3 Years Ago

Thank you dear Tate. Got totally tied up in "life matters" you know how it is. Really hoping I am .. read more
and ain't it just a kick in the pants!! classic Tate .. enjoyed the read
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks einstein nice to see you again
i loved it Tate... in the end we all are no different.. learning takes time and by the time we all get more experienced about handling things our best years are lost.. well said and beautifully written..:)

Raj

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

isnt that the truth we learn but too late thank you
I think the Chairman would tell you thats life

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Yep you are probably right and that is the irony by the time we know the truth we are too old to enj.. read more
Life is a lesson you gain, even your inner sef discovery as you said, true. The fourth line of the second stanze I appreciated the most. Grace ane Humility, with this, above the sky is any man's limite. The poem touches life. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Onyia-ota Grace and humility the recipe for success.

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