The Error of My Ways

The Error of My Ways

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

I walked the earth so emboldened in my brazen younger days That I missed chances so golden for the poor error of my ways

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My rendition of my inner self.Graphite on canvas.



 



Every sweet life flowers golden

mixing old colors in with the new

Creating a wonderful child each time

of a mixed ever changing hue

 

My life has been both heartache

along by spirits of love in rain

Tossed up around and foundered

with the dreams I cannot attain

 

As I recall the lost soft beauty

of aching spirits in still delight

I looked to God's sweet Heaven

with thoughts that stir the night

 

For life's time waits on none of us

it masters fate with earnest callous

Caring for none in favored mercy

helping not whom it shows malice

 

But I shall have known wisdom

with his brother mighty pain

As my friends they so haunt me

with joys I'll never know again

 

I walked the earth so emboldened

in my brazen younger days

That I missed chances so golden

for the poor error of my ways

 

 







© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I'm sure given the same circumstances and life. I would do the same things again. Such is the truth of humanity. We do not think much on the truths of life until we are made to. If only we could live life backwards. I think I would like to be Benjamin Button.
Tate

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This is a very tender verse....and again BRAVO on song choice:) Time waits for no one is so very true, when you added "it masters fate with earnest callous" you set the tone of this write beautifully. All the times we hurt, hurt another or tumble and fall on our path I think is what makes the rest of our journey a wonderful ride and pleasant to the soles of our feet. I would love go back in time and right some wrongs, but then again if I did not have those experiences I would not be the wise woman I am today. Wonderful write!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Again, wonderful poem. The most striking feature to me is how you filled it with very evocative images, wisdom is another feature embodied by every verse, the perception I got was that of listening Experience speaking, the individual/universal divide has been played curiously as it tends to fade as the reader can easily relate, great poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you it i was deeply reflective of the mood i was in the day I wrote it. I often lament the los.. read more
I think this is fantastic my friend, you know I always love delving in your work,
the things we know now, we didn't then lol!!!! Hey your song choice was nice
but there is a song called younger me that would fit this amazing, just
a thought. Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you sir i will look for it to take a gander. This one was intently hard for me to create not a.. read more
I can certainly relate to this but never think of much having this fantasy life in older age. A great wife and happy children make the cup runneth over.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Agreed I am easily amused myself and had all the running i could stand in youth thank you
i understand the feeling in this...and yes, sometimes i would like to be Benjamin Button and go backwards...
chances missed, chances taken...wisdom gained late in life applied to what happened earlier in life.
what possibilities there would be...and then the realization...there is just one shot.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

And like bullet we leave the chamber full of vinegar and velocity. In time we slow and fall back to.. read more
What a beautiful reflection.. It highlights the bright, loving spirit and the choices made through the journey of life..

The song and video add such a profound depth to this piece and have me misty-eyed over here.. Jeez, Tate.. so amazing.. so moving... so powerful... It makes you think yes, but it knocks you down with EMOTION...

The tone and flow of the piece feel so enchanting and captivates your spirit floating you along the gorgeous words and lifts you up with the spirituality and elegance in which it is expressed..

You are an amazing writer, person, and friend.. thank you for sharing this with me... I love it..

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you dear i am so glad you like it thought you might
AprilRN1210

4 Years Ago

I honestly did.. it was a sheer pleasure.. no, thank you for sharing..
Amazing poem tate Keep up the great work i can't wait to read more

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you melissa
melissa

5 Years Ago

You're welcome
Well I am sure every one of us are guilty of this Tate. Such a thoughtful poem and I don't know what I would do if I went back. It is sad when we don't make the most of our lives from not using both our hearts and heads to make decisions.
Love your 5th verse with wisdom and pain both integral to each other.
Excellent writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

I am so exhausted been at it for days thank you
wordwarrior

5 Years Ago

Get yourself some sleep!
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

i will thank you
Very well written Tate. Congratulations of the book.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Lena thank u so miss hearing from u
Of course we are wiser now..we have experience...perhaps that is one reason for the phrase " youth is wasted on the young" to have regrets is human..to constantly repeat them is ...really not wise living is it?
Nicely Done !

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Renee
There is a great message in the poem. We do make mistakes but we learn from them and move on in the journey of life.There is grace and beauty in whatever you write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much.Whenever I think I have a hard time in life I remember what it is to really have a.. read more

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